- with a great weight or burden: a heavily loaded wagon.
- in a manner suggestive of carrying a great weight; ponderously; lumberingly: He walked heavily across the room.
- in an oppressive manner: Cares weigh heavily upon him.
- severely; greatly; intensely: to suffer heavily.
- densely; thickly: heavily wooded.
- in large amounts or in great quantities; very much: It rained heavily on Tuesday.
- without animation or vigor; in a dull manner; sluggishly.
Origin of heavily
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Examples from the Web for heavily
The scene was heavily cordoned off to traffic and anyone not with the police, press, or residents.Police Hunt for Paris Massacre Suspects
Tracy McNicoll, Christopher Dickey
January 7, 2015
But, under the hawkish eye of the media and through a heavily active social media presence, she carried on as usual.Nicki Minaj Bares Her Own Vulnerability on ‘The Pinkprint’
December 16, 2014
The Simbas had little training or heavily artillery and would be no match for foreign forces.
Heavily armed Simbas had already arrived at the missionary house and were lining up families in the backyard for execution.
“I knew definitely that I had been heavily drugged,” she says.I Warned You About Bill Cosby in 2007
November 20, 2014
His tall figure was proportionately broad, and he was heavily fleshed.Within the Law
"Them poplars out there ought to be taken away," he said heavily.
His dark, heavily fringed eyes looked at her from a pale face.
"It comes too late," sighed Caleb, heavily; and the letter fell from his hands.Night and Morning, Complete
Why have I been so heavily visited, and why have you gone free?Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete
Word Origin and History for heavily
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper