Definition of specially in US English:



  • For a special purpose.

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