highly meaning


    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
      • We have previously shown that spinophilin attenuates the α 2A AR-dependent hypotensive response; in spinophilin null mice, this response is highly potentiated.
      • Skeletal grains are in some cases highly micritized and not easily identifiable (Fig 6c ).
      • 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

      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