Definition of equally in English:

equally

adverb

  • 1In the same manner or to the same extent.

    ‘all children should be treated equally’
    as submodifier ‘follow-up discussion is equally important’
    • ‘In other words, to ensure good governance where all are treated equally and justly.’
    • ‘Is there reason to believe that we are not treating all employees equally and fairly?’
    • ‘When they talk about one law for all, are they talking about a law that is impartial and treats all people equally?’
    • ‘No one can tell until they arrive at the scene of an incident exactly how serious it will be, so every call-out is treated equally.’
    • ‘Responding to the criticism, Firman said that all cases were treated equally.’
    • ‘The systems treat all votes equally and provide representation for virtually every voter.’
    • ‘This of course will mean no civil rights and everyone being treated equally - as a criminal.’
    • ‘No-one forced into being treated equally or being forced to treat equally is happy or really free.’
    • ‘They want to be treated equally, and any hint that they are not equal is more than they can bear.’
    • ‘We are in favour of enlargement with all states being treated equally, not a two tier superstate.’
    • ‘Obviously people aren't treated equally - there's always inequality in the world.’
    • ‘If couples were treated equally before the law, we would be looking at a Marriage Reform Bill.’
    • ‘Further, the state must remain agnostic if it is to treat all citizens equally.’
    • ‘Bradford Council says it treats everyone equally by reassessing all parking badges every three years.’
    • ‘The Irish consumer deserves to be treated equally to his or her European counterpart.’
    • ‘Of course it is for everyone in the community to tackle racism and to ensure everyone is treated equally.’
    • ‘She urged ministers to change the law so all people were treated equally in every part of their lives.’
    • ‘You can think somebody is a bad lot, but you have to treat that person equally.’
    • ‘Both they and teachers are part of the same team and should be treated equally.’
    • ‘He said girls and boys would be treated equally but did not rule out separate classes.’
    justly, equitably, impartially, without bias, without prejudice, without fear or favour, with an open mind, open-mindedly, even-handedly, objectively, neutrally, disinterestedly
    1. 1.1In amounts or parts that are the same in size.
      ‘the money can be divided equally between you’
      • ‘Everything there must be divided equally into six shares and distributed as soon as possible.’
      • ‘If the parents earn the same amount, then they will share equally in the cost of raising that child.’
      • ‘By slacking, you simply reduce the size of the pie that your parents will eventually divide equally.’
      • ‘Each team has an equally allotted amount of turbo at the start of every inning.’
      • ‘The company divided the shares of the company equally among its six directors last month.’
      • ‘And if John had more children the fund would be shared equally with them.’
      • ‘Eighty per cent of this cash is divided equally amongst all holding qualifying status.’
      • ‘After school hours must also be equally divided between sports and tuition.’
      • ‘Until the Welsh veteran suffered a calf strain last month the pair had equally shared 14 goals between them.’
      • ‘In the event of a single person dying intestate, his or her estate is divided equally between the parents if they are still living.’
      • ‘Like the last, coveted chocolate bar, parents are expected to divide their love up equally.’
      • ‘The vision of a new India is shared equally by all and this includes the visually-impaired as well.’
      • ‘The public's vote has been equally divided between the two proposals.’
      • ‘The bank employs 7,000 divided equally between its home town and across West Yorkshire.’
      • ‘Any money raised will be divided equally between the children when they reach their 21st birthdays.’
      • ‘The State Government and the railways have to equally share the cost, he said.’
      • ‘Let us share the resources equally among us because all of us deserve that.’
      • ‘At present we have four Masses, in the parish divided equally with two on Saturday and two on Sunday.’
      • ‘The five bodies have already shared roughly equally the first £1.18 million of the cash.’
      • ‘He also pointed out that he divided his time equally between the two stations.’
      • ‘It has countered criticism by touting customers of all shapes and sizes buying equally different sets of products.’
    2. 1.2sentence adverb In addition and having the same importance (used to introduce a further comment)
      ‘not all who live in inner cities are poor; equally, many poor people live outside inner cities’
      • ‘They are willing to do good as long as it is conducive to their self interest, but, equally, they are willing to do evil also.’
      • ‘Equally, they are divided on how skills emerge and develop.’
      too, as well, besides, in addition, additionally, furthermore, further, moreover, into the bargain, on top, on top of that, over and above that, what's more, to boot, else, then, equally

Usage

The construction equally as, as in follow-up discussion is equally as important, is relatively common but is condemned on the grounds of redundancy. Either word can be used alone and be perfectly correct, e.g. follow-up discussion is equally important or follow-up discussion is as important

Pronunciation

equally

/ˈiːkw(ə)li/