What does highly mean?

Definitions for highly
ˈhaɪ lihigh·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. highly, extremelyadverb

    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. highlyadverb

    at a high rate or wage

    "highly paid workers"

  3. highlyadverb

    in a high position or level or rank

    "details known by only a few highly placed persons"

Wiktionary

  1. highlyadverb

    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. highlyadverb

    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. Highlyadverb

    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?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Indian

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Numerology

  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. James Allen:

    He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.

  2. Colleen McDaniel:

    Disney is always highly rated by Cruise Critic's members, and it's known for its dedication to service and over-the-top experiences, the line has a reputation for innovation, and we expect to that play out on the new ships. We're looking forward to seeing what's to come.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    No matter how highly educated, how well-travelled, and how wealthy you are; if you don't treat people with respect and dignity, it's all a waste.

  4. Eike Schmidt:

    It is highly improbable that this lock (of hair), which was presented like a (religious) relic, would be in anyway related to Leonardo da Vinci.

  5. Jed Rose:

    Every move a smoker makes: the lighting of the cigarette, the inhaling, all the feelings and sensations of it, the whole package becomes highly addictive.

Images & Illustrations of highly

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