Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb With a great weight or burden.
  • adverb Very slowly and with difficulty; laboriously.
  • adverb Greatly or severely.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a heavy manner; with great weight or burden.
  • Hence With oppression or difficulty; grievously; dejectedly; tediously.
  • Densely; thickly: as, heavily bearded; heavily timbered.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a heavy manner; with great weight
  • adverb As if burdened with a great weight; slowly and laboriously; with difficulty; hence, in a slow, difficult, or suffering manner; sorrowfully.
  • adverb Greatly; intensely.
  • adverb In large quantity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb in a heavy manner
  • adverb with a great weight
  • adverb to a considerable degree, to a great extent
  • adverb in a manner designed for heavy duty
  • adverb so as to be thick or heavy
  • adverb in a laboured manner

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in a heavy-footed manner
  • adverb slowly as if burdened by much weight
  • adverb in a manner designed for heavy duty
  • adverb in a labored manner
  • adverb indulging excessively
  • adverb with great force
  • adverb to a considerable degree

Etymologies

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heavy +‎ -ly

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