exactly meaning

  • AdverbCOMmore exactlySUPmost exactlyPREexa-SUF-ly
    1. (manner) without approximation; precisely.
      1. Measure exactly so we can be sure it is right.
      2. The edge is not exactly straight.
    2. (focus) Used to provide emphasis.
      1. It was exactly an Eastern gray squirrel.
      2. He divided the coins exactly in half.
      3. He did it that way exactly to prove the point.
      4. His complaint was exactly that she failed to meet the deadline by four days.
  • Interjection
    1. Signifies agreement or recognition.
      1. So you're saying that we have only three days left? / Yes, exactly!
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • And now I want to know exactly what the lightskirt told you.
      • We have surveyor's stakes at all four corners of this field, to mark exactly its borders.
      • In the land of the gruntometer, everyone should soon find out exactly how noisy.
    2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
      • Exactly the same procedure can be followed for each-way bets; however, you may not receive the quarter of the win-odds for a place.
    3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
      • the picture does not agree with the original; the two scales agree exactly.

Meaning of exactly for the defined word.

Grammatically, this word "exactly" is an adverb, more specifically, a focus adverb and a manner adverb. It's also an interjection. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Adverbs
      • Focus adverbs
        • Manner adverbs
        • Interjections
          • Morphemes
            • Suffixes
              • Words by suffix
                • Words suffixed with -ly
          Difficultness: Level 1
          Easy     ➨     Difficult
          Definiteness: Level 6
          Definite    ➨     Versatile

          Other Vocabulary

          Look-Alike Words
          1. en exackly
          2. en exacter
          3. en exactor
          4. en exacta
          5. en factly