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. Donald Trump:

    Knowing all of this, is anybody dumb enough to believe that I would say something inappropriate with a foreign leader while on such a potentially' heavily populated' call. I would only do what is right anyway, and only do good for the USA !

  2. Donald TrumpKonstantin Kosachev:

    The current American policy towards Russia is not about Russia or the foreign policy of the United States, it's about the domestic policy of United States. America is still captured by these disagreements and emotions from the previous presidential campaign. Donald Trump is being heavily attacked. And one of the tracks of this attack is the Russian meddling in the American elections, which has never been proved by any evidence. So, I believe that our bilateral relations are kept hostage by certain internal political interests of certain political forces inside the US. And I am afraid we will trapped in this situation until the next presidential election.

  3. 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.

  4. Jene Luciani:

    People expect it from the Royals, they rely heavily on tradition, but as you ’ll see, they ’ll always have a nod to each other without head-to-toe matching.

  5. Luigi Barzini:

    They eat the dainty food of gamous chefs with the same pleasure with which they devour gross peasant dishes, mostly composed of garlic and tomatoes, or fisherman's octopus and shrimps, fried in heavily scented olive oil on a little deserted beach.

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Translations for heavily

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

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

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