- Greatly Great"ly, adv.
1. In a great degree; much.
I will greatly multiply thy sorrow. --Gen. iii. 16. [1913 Webster]
By a high fate thou greatly didst expire. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
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greatly — c.1200, from GREAT (Cf. great) + LY (Cf. ly) (2). Cf. M.Du. grotelike, Du. grootelijks … Etymology dictionary
greatly — iargely, mostly, chiefly, mainly, principally, generally … New Dictionary of Synonyms
greatly — [adv] considerably abundantly, by much, conspicuously, eminently, emphatically, enormously, exceedingly, exceptionally, extremely, famously, glaringly, highly, hugely, immeasurably, immensely, incalculably, incomparably, incredibly, indeed,… … New thesaurus
greatly — ► ADVERB ▪ very much … English terms dictionary
greatly — great|ly W3 [ˈgreıtli] adv formal extremely or very much greatly increased/reduced ▪ The cost of repairs has greatly increased in recent years. ▪ All offers of help will be greatly appreciated . ▪ The quality of health care varies greatly … Dictionary of contemporary English
greatly — adverb Date: 13th century 1. to a great extent or degree ; very much < contributed greatly to improved relations > < not greatly bothered > 2. in a great manner ; nobly, magnanimously < a man may live greatly in the law O. W. Holmes †1935 > … New Collegiate Dictionary
greatly — great|ly [ greıtli ] adverb ** very much: Your support is greatly appreciated. greatly reduced costs The houses vary greatly in size … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
greatly — [[t]gre͟ɪtli[/t]] ADV GRADED: ADV with v, ADV adj (emphasis) You use greatly to emphasize the degree or extent of something. [FORMAL] People would benefit greatly from a pollution free vehicle... We were greatly honoured that Sheik Hasina took… … English dictionary
greatly */*/ — UK [ˈɡreɪtlɪ] / US adverb very much greatly reduced costs The houses vary greatly in size. Your support is greatly appreciated … English dictionary
greatly — adverb a) Nobly; magnanimously. Expenses greatly exceeded revenues. b) To a great extent or degree. He was more greatly beloved than anyone in living memory … Wiktionary