English Online Dictionary. What means occasionally? What does occasionally mean?
occasional + -ly
- IPA(key): /əˈkeɪʒənəli/
- Hyphenation: oc‧ca‧sion‧al‧ly
occasionally (comparative more occasionally, superlative most occasionally)
- From time to time; sometimes; at relatively infrequent intervals
- Synonyms: now and then, once in a while
- 1592, Gabriel Harvey, "Fovre Letters", Miscellaneous Tracts, page 56
- Were nothing els diſcourſively inſerted (as ſome little elſe occaſionally preſented it ſelfe), what paper more currently fit for the bareſt mechanicall uſes,...
- 1619, John Richardson, John Toland, The canon of the New Testament Vindicated, page 30
- I think it is plain, that Origen, whatever Character he may have occaſionally given of this Book, did not judge it any part of the Canon...
- 1639, Henry Ainsworth, Annotations Upon the Five Books of Moses, the Book of the Psalmes and the Song of Songs, page 177.
- God ſetteth no houres for the morning or evening ſacrifice because they may occaſionally be changed.
- 1855, Horace Mann, "On the Statistical Position of Religious Bodies in England and Wales," Journal of the Statistical Society of London, vol. 18, no. 2, p. 152,
- Some perhaps worship only on alternate Sundays; others still more occasionally.
- 1978, Stephen R. Graubard, "Twenty Years of 'Daedalus'," Bulletin of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, vol. 32, no. 3, p. 18,
- The journal, more occasionally, has turned to what might be called "fashionable" themes.
- 2007, Matt Gouras/AP, "Wildfires Rage in Montana," Time, 17 Aug,
- Flames could still be seen from town flaring up occasionally on a hill dotted with emergency vehicles.
- depends, QC Gang, How occasionally is ur dog?
- on occasion, sometimes, at times, now and then