1. 1〔たいがい〕generally, mostly;〔通常〕usually
    • 私はたいてい7時に起きます
    • I generally [usually] get up at seven in the morning.
    • 彼らはたいてい家族同伴でピクニックに出掛けます
    • In most cases they go on outings with their families.
    • うちの学校の生徒はたいていこの町に住んでいる
    • Most of our students live in this town.
    • ここにいるたいていの人とは顔見知りだ
    • I know almost all the people here.
  1. 2〔たぶん〕probably
    • 2時にそこへ行けばたいてい彼に会えるでしょう
    • If you go there at two o'clock, you will probably be able to see him.
  1. 3〔適度〕
    • もう仕事はたいていにして休みなさい
    • 「Leave the work at that [Put aside your work], and take a rest.
    • いたずらもたいていにしなさい
    • No more of your pranks [mischief]./That's enough of your mischief!
  1. 4〔打ち消しの語を伴って,普通〕
    • たいていのことじゃ首を縦に振るまい
    • It won't be easy to win his approval./It will take some doing to win his consent.
    • 毎日何時間もかけて通勤するのはたいていのことではない
    • It is no easy matter to spend hours commuting to and from work every day.
    • たいていのことでは慌てない
    • He does not get upset easily.
  1. a great emperor
    • カール大帝
    • Charles the Great
    • 裁判官は彼に退廷を命じた
    • The judge expelled him from the courtroom.