Associations to the word «Literally»


LITERALLY, adverb. (speech act) word for word; not figuratively; not as an idiom or metaphor
LITERALLY, adverb. (degree) (proscribed) used non-literally as an intensifier for figurative statements: virtually (often considered incorrect; see usage notes)
LITERALLY, adverb. (colloquial) Used as a generic downtoner: just, merely.

Dictionary definition

LITERALLY, adverb. In a literal sense; "literally translated"; "he said so literally".
LITERALLY, adverb. (intensifier before a figurative expression) without exaggeration; "our eyes were literally pinned to TV during the Gulf War".

Wise words

Every creature is a word of God.
Meister Eckhart