What does highly mean?

Definitions for highly
ˈhaɪ lihigh·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. highly, extremely(adverb)

    to a high degree or extent; favorably or with much respect

    "highly successful"; "He spoke highly of her"; "does not think highly of his writing"; "extremely interesting"

  2. highly(adverb)

    at a high rate or wage

    "highly paid workers"

  3. highly(adverb)

    in a high position or level or rank

    "details known by only a few highly placed persons"


  1. highly(Adverb)

    In a high or esteemed manner.

    He spoke highly of you.

    Etymology: From hiȝly, heȝly, heyȝliche, from healice, equivalent to . Cognate with hoogelijk, höchlich, højlig, högligen.

  2. highly(Adverb)

    extremely; greatly; awfully

    He is in a highly visible job.

    Etymology: From hiȝly, heȝly, heyȝliche, from healice, equivalent to . Cognate with hoogelijk, höchlich, højlig, högligen.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Highly(adverb)

    in a high manner, or to a high degree; very much; as, highly esteemed

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. highly

    [scientific computation] The preferred modifier for overstating an understatement. As in: highly nonoptimal, the worst possible way to do something; highly nontrivial, either impossible or requiring a major research project; highly nonlinear, completely erratic and unpredictable; highly nontechnical, drivel written for lusers, oversimplified to the point of being misleading or incorrect (compare drool-proof paper). In other computing cultures, postfixing of in the extreme might be preferred.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'highly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1081

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'highly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2295

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'highly' in Adverbs Frequency: #108

How to pronounce highly?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of highly in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of highly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of highly in a Sentence

  1. Bob Faris:

    Bullying can be highly instrumental and used for social climbing, and it works.

  2. Maria Tam:

    The emergency legislation is something that is left behind by the colonial British government. It's nothing to do with the Basic Law. It's entirely in the power of the highly autonomous region, at the moment there are still plenty of tools. We have different articles in the police force ordinance and articles in the public order ordinance which we can still invoke to control the situation. We haven't got to the stage when we really have to engage in enacted laws by the chief executive with the executive council to, for example, enact anti-mask or interception of internet messages. We're quite a distance from that.

  3. Donald Trump:

    The top people in the United States government who ought to know, including National Intelligence Dan Coats, they don't know. vladimir Putin knows but National Intelligence Dan Coats doesn't know -- National Intelligence Dan Coats is wrong, especially given the highly suspect relationship between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.

  4. Chase Kimmel:

    It is still very rare and can take many hours and days to find it which reinforces how rare it can be. Its presence is highly associated with Ashe's calamint, so the bee may influence how well the plant is pollinated which can affect the plant's survivorship, it is very important to continue investigating the relationship between the bee and the plant host or hosts and its influence on the environment itself.

  5. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz:

    I think very highly of Kasich. I would love to have his support. I think he'd be a tremendous addition to an administration.

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