Definition of highly in English Dictionary

  • AdverbCOMhighlierCOMmore highlySUPhighliestSUPmost highlySUF-ly
    1. In a high or esteemed manner.
      1. He spoke highly of you. ‎
    2. Extremely; greatly; very much.
      1. Plant breeding is always a numbers game. [ …] The wild species we use are rich in genetic variation, and individual plants are highly heterozygous and do not breed true. In addition, we are looking for rare alleles, so the more plants we try, the better.
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • She's scored very highly with the parallel bars; let's see how she does with the horse. ‎
      • Most importantly, we propose that the sequence of ETTs lead to the stabilisation of a non-collinear spin arrangement in highly compressed hcp Co.
      • This not only provides guidelines for the improvement of graphene devices, but also opens a new research area of engineering graphene grain boundaries for highly sensitive electrobiochemical devices..
    2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
      • Highly malignant MSDACs that were derived from metastatic sites exhibited CSC status and exerted robust tumorosphere formations ex vivo.
      • Highly myopic megalodiscs as compared to normal sized discs or small discs had a 3.2 times higher risk for glaucomatous optic nerve neuropathy.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Adverbs
      • Degree adverbs
      • Morphemes
        • Suffixes
          • Words by suffix
            • Words suffixed with -ly

      Other Vocabulary

      Look-Alike Words
      1. en nighly
      2. en higher
      3. en mighty
      4. en lightly
      5. en rightly
      Source: Wiktionary
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      Meaning of highly for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "highly" is an adverb, more specifically, a degree adverb. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe.
      Difficultness: Level 1
      Easy     ➨     Difficult
      Definiteness: Level 4
      Definite    ➨     Versatile