What does heavily mean?

Definitions for heavily
ˈhɛv ə liheav·i·ly

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word heavily.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. heavily, to a great extentadverb

    to a considerable degree

    "he relied heavily on others' data"

  2. heavilyadverb

    in a heavy-footed manner

    "he walked heavily up the three flights to his room"

  3. heavilyadverb

    with great force

    "she hit her arm heavily against the wall"

  4. heavilyadverb

    in a manner designed for heavy duty

    "a heavily constructed car"; "heavily armed"

  5. heavy, heavilyadverb

    slowly as if burdened by much weight

    "time hung heavy on their hands"

  6. heavilyadverb

    in a labored manner

    "he breathed heavily"

  7. heavily, intemperately, hardadverb

    indulging excessively

    "he drank heavily"


  1. Heavilyadverb

    Greatly; intensely; as, heavily involved in a plot; heavily invested in real estate.

  2. Heavilyadverb

    In large quantity; as, it rained heavily.


  1. heavilyadverb

    in a heavy manner

  2. heavilyadverb

    with a great weight

    heavily burdened

  3. heavilyadverb

    to a considerable degree, to a great extent

  4. heavilyadverb

    in a manner designed for heavy duty

  5. heavilyadverb

    so as to be thick or heavy

  6. heavilyadverb

    in a laboured manner

    he breathed heavily

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Heavilyadverb

    Etymology: from heavy.

    Ease must be impracticable to the envious: they lie under a double misfortune; common calamities and common blessings fall heavily upon them. Jeremy Collier, of Envy.

    I came hither to transport the tydings,
    Which I have heavily born. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    Why looks your grace so heavily to-day?
    —— O, I have past a miserable night. William Shakespeare, R. III.

    This O’Neil took very heavily, because his condition in the army was less pleasant to him. Edward Hyde.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Heavilyadverb

    in a heavy manner; with great weight; as, to bear heavily on a thing; to be heavily loaded

  2. Heavilyadverb

    as if burdened with a great weight; slowly and laboriously; with difficulty; hence, in a slow, difficult, or suffering manner; sorrowfully

  3. Etymology: [From 2d Heavy.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'heavily' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2481

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'heavily' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4591

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'heavily' in Adverbs Frequency: #204

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of heavily in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of heavily in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of heavily in a Sentence

  1. Mark Summers:

    The government alleges that the defendant on this day was heavily engaged in his spoofing activities, he was, through that activity, contributing to that market imbalance.

  2. Ken Cole:

    The ranchers generate public sympathy for their custom and culture, all the while despoiling the land, wildlife, and water and disregarding the laws that govern the heavily subsidized grazing permits they feel so entitled to.

  3. Zhang Qidi:

    The impact of COVID-19 is big and is long, citizens are heavily indebted because of their home and car loans and that has resulted in a decline in disposable income.

  4. Jim Free:

    Our management team apologize to [ the operator in charge of overseeing the process ] because we had made some manual procedure changes between the attempt on Monday and attempt on Saturday, we practiced it during the week but they'd only had a couple of chances. So we didn't as a leadership team, put our our operators in the best place we could have we rely really heavily on our credit team.

  5. Reginald Browne:

    The landscape for financial services has been heavily democratized by the rise of the ETF, now social media platforms have the opportunity to democratize the accessibility and delivery of those products and advisory services.

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