highly Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “highly” in the English Dictionary

"highly" in British English

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uk   us   /ˈhaɪ.li/

highly adverb (ABOVE AVERAGE)

B2 very, to a ​largedegree, or at a high ​level: a highly paidjob a highly ​profitableline of ​products For ​ourcountry to ​remaincompetitive, 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.
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highly adverb (IMPORTANT)

in an ​important or influential (= having a lot of ​influence)position: According to one highly placedsource, the ​primeminister had ​threatened to ​resign over this ​issue.
(Definition of highly from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"highly" in American English

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 us   /ˈhɑɪ·li/

highly adverb (AT HIGH LEVEL)

very, to a ​largedegree, or at a high ​level: a highly ​paidjob We need a highly ​skilled, highly ​educatedworkforce.


in an ​important or ​influentialposition: The ​statement was made by a highly ​placedofficial.
(Definition of highly from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"highly" in Business English

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uk   us   /ˈhaɪli/
very, to a large degree, or at a high ​level: The ​firm was highly ​profitable and had a ​strongbalance sheet. It is an able, young and highly ​motivatedworkforce.highly educated/qualified/skilled Technical ​experts, highly ​trainedchemists, ​engineers, ​technicians and ​operatorshelp ensure that all the company's ​facilitiesmeet high ​standards of ​safety.
in a ​position that is important or that has a lot of ​influence: One highly-placed ​source said that a wide ​range of ​bids had gone in.
(Definition of highly from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “highly”
in Arabic جِدًا…
in Korean 매우…
in Portuguese altamente, muito…
in Catalan molt, altament…
in Japanese とても, 非常に…
in Chinese (Simplified) 超过平均水平, 非常,极其…
in Turkish bir hayli, pek, çok…
in Russian весьма, чрезвычайно, высоко…
in Chinese (Traditional) 超過平均水準, 非常,極其…
in Italian molto…
in Polish bardzo, wielce, wysoko…
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