Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “highly”

See all translations

highly

adverb uk   /ˈhaɪ.li/ us  

highly adverb (ABOVE AVERAGE)

B2 very, to a large degree, or at a high level: a highly paid job a highly profitable line of products For our country to remain competitive, we need a highly-skilled, highly-educated workforce.think/speak highly of sb C2 to admire or say admiring things about someone: He's very highly thought of within the company.
More examples

highly adverb (IMPORTANT)

in an important or influential (= having a lot of influence) position: According to one highly placed source, the prime minister had threatened to resign over this issue.
Translations of “highly”
in Korean 매우…
in Arabic جِدًا…
in Portuguese altamente, muito…
in Catalan molt, altament…
in Japanese とても, 非常に…
in Italian molto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 超過平均水準, 非常,極其…
in Russian весьма, чрезвычайно, высоко…
in Turkish bir hayli, pek, çok…
in Chinese (Simplified) 超过平均水平, 非常,极其…
in Polish bardzo, wielce, wysoko…
(Definition of highly from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of highly?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “highly” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

make believe

believing or imagining things that appear to be attractive or exciting, but are not real

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

showrooming noun

February 23, 2015
the activity of examining a product in a physical store and then making the purchase with an online retailer Amazon’s new smartphone is specifically designed to make showrooming fast and easy.

Read More