• adverb: in the beginning
  • adverb: by 'origin' or derivation
  • synonyms: primarily


  • They 'originally' planned to fix their old car, but they decided to buy a new one instead.

  • She has shown an ability to think 'originally' about ways to improve the company.

  • a New Yorker who is 'originally' from Mexico

Movie clips

Movie quotes

  • (..) in the hanging tree Strange things did happen here No stranger would it be If we met at midnight in the hanging tree That line was originally "necklace of rope." I had it changed to "necklace of hope." Wow. You are a true wordsmith. Little on the nose, but, of course, so is war. (..)
    2014 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
  • (..) Thank you. To be honest, I'm... I'm not much of a baseball fan. I'm just trying to get a feel for the city. Oh. Yeah. So you're originally from Boston? I am. Born and raised, yeah. A lot of the newsroom is from here. (..)
    2015 Spotlight
  • (..) The color is from three seasons ago. It's nude, I mean, come on. Jay, what health conscious fast food prepare Did you originally buy these chicken wings, you're so lovingly heated it in minor suicidal gesture? Hooters. You can't just threw them out, Dr. Fletcher. This is so wrong on so many levels. (..)
    2016 Split