|adv.||1.||According to the primary and natural import of words; not figuratively; |
|2.||With close adherence to words; word by word.|
|Adv.||1.||literally - in a literal sense; "literally translated"; "he said so literally"|
figuratively - in a figurative sense; "figuratively speaking,..."
|2.||literally - (intensifier before a figurative expression) without exaggeration; "our eyes were literally pinned to TV during the Gulf war"|