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
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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. Deniese Kennedy-Kollar:

    Our gun culture is very heavily masculine, it is seen as manly to be identified with guns.

  2. Van Roekel:

    However, when we look at the very big conglomerates, they are still heavily dominated by the Big Four and it will take years to see a wider diversity of audit firms.

  3. Thomas Edelmann:

    Although we only had the name' Benjamin Heidelberger' to work with, the weight of history lay heavily on our shoulders, we are delighted to have been involved in such an important reconciliation.

  4. Mal Pancoast:

    Thinking is heavily endorsed.

  5. Mikael Pettersson:

    He had his arm on the wrong side of the security glass and was then bitten by one of the crocodiles, he was heavily bandaged when we arrived on the scene.

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Translations for heavily

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

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    a hazy or indistinct representation
    • A. inspire
    • B. blur
    • C. signify
    • D. distinguish

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