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?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Defense Secretary Robert Gates:

    The ABL program has significant affordability and technology problems, and the program’s proposed operational role is highly questionable.

  2. Kevin Sorbo:

    Look at the stuff Hollywood puts out, there are tons of movies that are highly sexual and violent… Do we really want six or seven year-old kids watching stuff like that? So there is a huge audience out there and I know Hollywood and New York like to call them the ‘fly-over’ states but there are millions of people living in those states and those people do live by standards and they do live by morals and whether they are biblical or not.

  3. Michael Reardon:

    We did really good surgery and at two years there was a survival advantage (for TAVR) that was highly statistically significant.

  4. Joshua Pollack:

    This seems to be their only mass-production option for highly capable TELs at the moment.

  5. Angela Underwood Jacobs:

    Chad Wolf, the acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, joined the ceremony to honor Underwood and to deliver an American flag to his family. Gov. Gavin Newsom sent an officer of the California Highway Patrol who presented the family with a California flag. In a separate video tribute, Wolf condemned the senseless cowardly violence that took Underwoods life. Officer Underwood gave his life protecting us and we owe him and his family and colleagues a debt of gratitude we will never be able to fully repay, said Wolf. George Phillips, childhood friend of slain Federal Protective Services Officer Dave Patrick Underwood, speaks during a memorial service for Underwood on Friday, June 19, 2020, in Pinole, Calif. Underwood was fatally shot as he was guarding the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building in Oakland, Calif., amid protests on May 29. (Associated Press) Underwood died from gunshot wounds in a drive-by shooting the night of May 29 as a protest in downtown Oakland that began peacefully sank into chaos. Underwood and a colleague were working that night as contract security officers for the Department of Homeland Securitys Federal Protective Service. Federal authorities say the shooter used the protest as cover for the crime. Authorities say that Underwood was targeted because he wore a uniform. Last week, the FBI announced murder charges against Air Force Staff Sgt. Steve Carrillo. Authorities say Carrillo used the same homemade AR-15-style rifle eight days later to kill a Santa Cruz deputy in a hail of gunfire that wounded four other officers. Carrillo faces separate state charges for the June 6 fatal shooting of Santa Cruz County sheriffs Sgt. Damon Gutzwiller. Authorities allege that Carrillo, 32, had ties to the far-right, anti-government boogaloo movement and had hatched a plan to target federal law enforcement officials during the Oakland protest. Colleagues described Underwood as hard-working, highly respected and conscientious. Friends and family talked of his hearty laugh, his personal style he was a sharp dresser and his giving heart. When he stopped playing baseball as an adult, he donated to local youth organizations, so he could help kids find joy in the sport he loved. Underwood was the kind of guy you went to for advice, his older sister said. Hed always say, Angie, believe in yourself. Work hard, and ask for what you want, which is exactly what our mom and dad would have said.

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