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.
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    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • As an oncofetal antigen, GPC3 is highly expressed in over 70% of HCCs but not in normal adult tissues.
      • Therefore, we selected, among a series of synthetized isothiosemicarbazides, two molecules which are highly selective CatK inhibitors (CKIs) to test their effects on osteoblasts and osteoclasts.
      • Stoichiometric release of 6-amidino-2-naphthol allowed highly sensitive fluorometric estimation of active-site concentration in preparations of matriptase and tryptase.
    2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
      • Highly myopic megalodiscs as compared to normal sized discs or small discs had a 3.2 times higher risk for glaucomatous optic nerve neuropathy.
      • Highly malignant MSDACs that were derived from metastatic sites exhibited CSC status and exerted robust tumorosphere formations ex vivo.
  • 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