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"

Wiktionary

  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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How to say highly in sign language?

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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. Ted Moynihan:

    The low representation of women on executive committees in particular is a problem, an organization’s key business and strategic decisions are made by its Executive Committee and they are also highly visible, both internally and externally, making them effective as role models and sponsors – and driving business success.

  2. Jeremy Douglas:

    Migrant smugglers operate in highly flexible networks and quickly adapt to changing circumstances, such as redirecting routes in response to increased border controls, in addition, the production and use of fraudulent documents are widespread.

  3. Business Secretary Sajid Javid:

    This is a human tragedy, when we talk about job losses in the abstract it is easy to forget that each of them represents a person. A hardworking, highly skilled man or woman.

  4. Heiko Maas:

    The situation in the region here is highly explosive and extremely serious, a dangerous escalation of existing tensions can also lead to a military escalation.

  5. Rosie Pidcock:

    Government policies are highly influencing companies to switch to renewables.

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