Definition of customarily in US English:



  • In a way which follows customs or usual practices; usually.

    ‘the leaves are customarily used for animal fodder’
    • ‘It remains rich and hospitable, and customarily preserves the age old traditions of natural cuisine.’
    • ‘Or did it mean getting men to become more docile and emotional - customarily held to be more the feminine qualities?’
    • ‘He often wore disguises, went by a number of aliases, and customarily destroyed the records of his investigations.’
    • ‘Will they be told that homeless figures are customarily unverifiable and therefore consistently exaggerated?’
    • ‘Flesh and blood are customarily characteristic of organic life forms.’
    • ‘The literature prize is customarily announced at noon on the second Thursday in October.’
    • ‘Once they are mined, cut and polished, diamonds are customarily graded.’
    • ‘It is not, however, the relationship that is customarily supposed.’
    • ‘The event is customarily held on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month, celebrating the end of the harvest season.’
    • ‘By contrast, all the principal trace elements found in this enamel are customarily present in 16 th-century enamels.’
    • ‘On hearing that Smith was engaged, she cancelled her visit, wrote him a scathing letter and returned the box of books his firm customarily sent her.’
    • ‘We are sure Bulgarians are big enough to give them a customarily hospitable reception.’
    • ‘His hair is tied back into a mantilla more customarily worn by the women of the singer's native land.’
    • ‘The first 30 beads of so of a necklace, we've historically thought was just an aesthetically pleasing pattern customarily used by a particular tribe.’
    • ‘Education is now customarily discussed in terms of product, delivery and consumer.’
    • ‘On the eve of a typical wedding, a vegetarian meal is customarily served in a huge tent erected near the home of the bride or bridegroom.’
    • ‘The Greeks and Romans customarily observed certain humanitarian principles.’
    • ‘Reference to quality considerations is customarily included in reporting on performance.’
    • ‘This is supported by the fact that men customarily are credited with the invention of the emergency room for fast service.’
    • ‘His hulking figure is customarily clad in baggy jeans, zip-up jackets, and his trademark baseball caps.’
    usually, traditionally, normally, as a rule, conventionally, generally, in the ordinary way, ordinarily, commonly
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