from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. With a great weight or burden: heavily laden.
  • adv. Very slowly and with difficulty; laboriously: walking heavily through the snow.
  • adv. Greatly or severely: heavily in debt.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. in a heavy manner
  • adv. with a great weight
  • adv. to a considerable degree, to a great extent
  • adv. in a manner designed for heavy duty
  • adv. so as to be thick or heavy
  • adv. in a laboured manner

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a heavy manner; with great weight
  • adv. As if burdened with a great weight; slowly and laboriously; with difficulty; hence, in a slow, difficult, or suffering manner; sorrowfully.
  • adv. Greatly; intensely.
  • adv. In large quantity.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a heavy manner; with great weight or burden.
  • Hence With oppression or difficulty; grievously; dejectedly; tediously.
  • Densely; thickly: as, heavily bearded; heavily timbered.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a heavy-footed manner
  • adv. slowly as if burdened by much weight
  • adv. in a manner designed for heavy duty
  • adv. in a labored manner
  • adv. indulging excessively
  • adv. with great force
  • adv. to a considerable degree


heavy +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)



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