Simple Definition of heavily
: to a great degree : very much
: in a slow or heavy way
Examples of heavily in a sentence
He relies heavily on his wife for advice.
These artists borrow heavily from Picasso.
Our flowers were heavily damaged by a late spring frost.
She drank and smoked heavily for years.
He sat down heavily on the couch.
He was leaning heavily on the table.
She sighed heavily then said “Okay, I'll do it.”
Before 12th Century
First Known Use of heavily
before 12th century
HEAVILY Defined for Kids
Definition of heavily for Students
1 : with or as if with weight <Bear down heavily on your pen.>
2 : in a slow and difficult way <He's breathing heavily.>
3 : very much <The house was heavily damaged.>
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