in a heavy manner; specif.,
- with a heavy weight: heavily burdened
- as if with a heavy weight; slowly; clumsily; laboriously: to rise heavily from one's seat
- oppressively; severely: heavily taxed
- abundantly: heavily populated
- With a great weight or burden: heavily laden.
- Very slowly and with difficulty; laboriously: walking heavily through the snow.
- Greatly or severely: heavily in debt.
(comparative more heavily, superlative most heavily)
- In a heavy manner.
- She fell heavily into bed.
- He clomped heavily up the stairs in his boots.
- The great clod trod heavily on my toes!
- With a great weight.
- heavily burdened
- To a considerable degree, to a great extent.
- He relied heavily on the data collected by the others.
- He drank heavily.
- heavily in debt; heavily tattooed
- In a manner designed for heavy duty.
- heavily armed soldiers; heavily armoured tanks; heavily reinforced walls
- So as to be thick or heavy.
- heavily built young men; his heavily muscled arms
- In a laboured manner.
- he breathed heavily
heavy + -ly