[ greyt-lee ]
/ ˈgreɪt li /


in or to a great degree; much: greatly improved in health.
in a great manner.

Nearby words

  1. greatest lower bound,
  2. greatest thing since sliced bread,
  3. greatest-integer function,
  4. greathearted,
  5. greatheartedly,
  6. greatness,
  7. greats,
  8. greave,
  9. greaves,
  10. grebe

Origin of greatly

1150–1200; Middle English gretli; see great, -ly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for greatly



c.1200, from great + -ly (2). Cf. Middle Dutch grotelike, Dutch grootelijks.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper