- at first; originally
- mainly; principally
Ted and Jay primarily wear sweaters when they get away to the cabin in the winter.
Primarily is defined as mainly or originally.
Sweaters usually being worn when it's cold is an example of when sweaters are primarily worn.
- Chiefly; mainly: a scholastic program primarily for seniors; a primarily middle-class neighborhood.
- At first; originally.
- (focus) Of a primary or central nature, first and foremost
primary +"Ž -ly
- - The state is primarily agricultural.
- Naval defence in any case remained primarily a question for the Imperial navy, and by agreement (1903, for ten years) between the British government and the governments of the Commonwealth (contributing an annual subsidy of £200,000) and of New Zealand (£40,000), an efficient fleet patrolled the Australasian waters, Sydney, its headquarters, being ranked as a first-class naval station.
- The reproductive cells may be regarded as belonging primarily to neither ectoderm nor endoderm, though lodged in the ectoderm in all Hydromedusae.
- Remembered that this service was primarily regarded not as an act of worship but as a meeting for instruction in the law.
- The free-banking law which permitted the issue of notes by provincial banks was primarily responsible for this situation.