Definition of highly
1 : in or to a high place, level, or rank
2 : in or to a high degree or amount
3 : with approval : favorably
Examples of highly in a Sentence
She is one of the most highly respected journalists in the country.
though she didn't win, she was highly satisfied with her personal results for the marathon
First Known Use of highly
before 12th century
HIGHLY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of highly for English Language Learners
: to a great degree
: in an amount or number that is greater than usual : to a high degree
: in an approving way : with approval
HIGHLY Defined for Kids
Definition of highly for Students
1 : to a high degree : very much He's a highly respected citizen.
2 : with much approval Teachers think highly of her.
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