Learner's definition of ORIGINALLY
in the beginning
when something first happened or began
That van originally belonged to us.
The building was originally a school.
They originally planned to fix their old car, but they decided to buy a new one instead.
Originally, the word had a very different meaning from its current meaning.
a New Yorker who is originally from Mexico
[more originally; most originally]
in a new, fresh, or original way