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 extent(adverb)

    to a considerable degree

    "he relied heavily on others' data"

  2. heavily(adverb)

    in a heavy-footed manner

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

  3. heavily(adverb)

    with great force

    "she hit her arm heavily against the wall"

  4. heavily(adverb)

    in a manner designed for heavy duty

    "a heavily constructed car"; "heavily armed"

  5. heavy, heavily(adverb)

    slowly as if burdened by much weight

    "time hung heavy on their hands"

  6. heavily(adverb)

    in a labored manner

    "he breathed heavily"

  7. heavily, intemperately, hard(adverb)

    indulging excessively

    "he drank heavily"


  1. Heavily(adv.)

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

    Etymology: [From 2d Heavy.]

  2. Heavily(adv.)

    In large quantity; as, it rained heavily.

    Etymology: [From 2d Heavy.]


  1. heavily(Adverb)

    in a heavy manner

  2. heavily(Adverb)

    with a great weight

    heavily burdened

  3. heavily(Adverb)

    to a considerable degree, to a great extent

  4. heavily(Adverb)

    in a manner designed for heavy duty

  5. heavily(Adverb)

    so as to be thick or heavy

  6. heavily(Adverb)

    in a laboured manner

    he breathed heavily

Webster Dictionary

  1. Heavily(adverb)

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

    Etymology: [From 2d Heavy.]

  2. Heavily(adverb)

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

    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

How to pronounce heavily?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say heavily in sign language?

  1. heavily


  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. Clifton Nunnally:

    Human impacts on the environment never really go away. Loss of biodiversity can mean one species or thousands of individuals, we can't allow this heavily impacted disaster site to slip from our collective memory and further study is needed to shed light on the long-term impacts that oil spills have on fragile deep-sea ecosystems.

  2. Georg Klingler from Greenpeace Switzerland:

    Today they are still heavily invested in fossil fuels and financing a world that will get 4C to 6C hotter, that is not sustainable at all.

  3. Bella Dinh-Zarr:

    ... It is heavily burned, and that's (where) lies the problem.

  4. Alexander Navarro:

    The party system a century ago wasn't as heavily aligned along ideological lines, and certainly not along social and cultural issues to the same extent it is today. Today, there are people who refuse to wear Your Mask out public simply as a way of' sticking Your Mask to the libs,'.

  5. Anywhere Gilbreath:

    If you look at the patterns of use that emerge, it’s heavily weighted toward on-demand activities.

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Translations for heavily

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  • ztěžka, těžceCzech
  • си́льно, с трудо́м, тяжело́Russian
  • ağır şekildeTurkish

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    (of especially persons) lacking sense or understanding or judgment
    • A. aculeate
    • B. soft-witted
    • C. contagious
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