highly

adverb high·ly \ ˈhī-lē \

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

  1. She is one of the most highly respected journalists in the country.

  2. though she didn't win, she was highly satisfied with her personal results for the marathon

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First Known Use of highly

before 12th century



HIGHLY Defined for English Language Learners

highly

adverb

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

highly

adverb high·ly \ ˈhī-lē \

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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