Results for: initially
1. Of, relating to, or occurring at the beginning; first: took the initial step toward peace.
2. Designating the first letter or letters of a word.
a. The first letter of a proper name.
b. initials The first letter of each word of a persons full name considered as a unit: stationery monogrammed with her initials.
2. The first letter of a word.
3. A large, often highly decorated letter set at the beginning of a chapter, verse, or paragraph.
To mark or sign with initials, especially for purposes of authorization or approval.
, from initium
; see ei-
in Indo-European roots.]
in·itial·ly adv. in·itial·ness n.