Definition of specially in US English:



  • For a special purpose.

    ‘they have been fabricated specially for this boat’
    as submodifier ‘a specially commissioned report’
    • ‘The grid was connected at the intersections by specially designed node clamps.’
    • ‘We were the first to go behind the scenes into his specially designed Vegas dressing room.’
    • ‘Santee's specially designed steam spraying system is utilized before any trailer is loaded.’
    • ‘You can buy hair products specially formulated to remove some chlorine buildup and restore body.’
    • ‘Apart from the specially commissioned coronation pictures, none of the 1689 woodcuts were new.’
    • ‘Lord's work is illustrated with 450 specially commissioned full-colour images.’
    • ‘The money is being raised through schemes specially floated for this purpose.’
    • ‘Web templates are designed specially for easy and straight to the point customization to take place.’
    • ‘The Snore Stopper is a watch-like device that is specially designed to stop people from snoring.’
    • ‘The layered dessert is pre-portioned in a specially designed paper board cup.’
    • ‘Even the specially designed door hinges were made in an on-site forge.’
    • ‘He commissioned a massive mahogany bed to be specially carved and it isn't finished yet.’
    • ‘A good seamstress can design clothes specially for you.’
    • ‘This building is specially designed for corn storage.’
    • ‘A specially commissioned work of art was given to the winning sponsor.’
    • ‘Once it was comfortable, she asked him for the tanks, the gloves, and then the specially designed mask.’
    • ‘By the twentieth century, using specially purchased fabrics appears to have become the norm.’
    • ‘The entire area, including the steam room and shower room, is tiled in specially commissioned mosaic.’
    • ‘There is little to suggest that it was specially commissioned.’
    • ‘Rei pulled out a pair of specially designed sunglasses.’
    deliberately, intentionally, on purpose, by design, wilfully, calculatedly, premeditatedly, wittingly, knowingly, consciously, in cold blood, of one's own volition
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On the differences between specially and especially, see especially