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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

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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. Ben Talebu:

    A highly deniable attack, such as the one on the hull of the tankers, would be entirely consistent with the past four decades of Iranian security strategy, which emphasizes increasing the challenges of attribution, overcoming conventional military weaknesses, and decreasing the prospects of escalation against the Iranian homeland for regime meddling.

  2. Dmitry Peskov:

    Assad highly valued the help Russian air forces have provided and underlined that such successes as regaining Palmyra would have been impossible without Russia's support.

  3. Andy Davis:

    I highly doubt I ’ll ever get to see something like that again.

  4. Tom Cotton:

    In the emails that were on Hillary Clinton private server, there were conversations among Hillary Clinton senior advisers about this gentleman, that goes to show just how reckless and careless Hillary Clinton decision was to put that kind of highly classified information a private server. I think Hillary Clinton judgment is not suited to keep this country safe.

  5. Ariel Adams:

    Highly complicated mechanical watches add value but also fragility and potential service problems, those with very complicated timepieces are advised to have a few of them so that they have something else to wear if they need to be repaired.

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