1. In a heavy manner; with great weight; as, to bear heavily on a thing; to be heavily loaded.
Heavily interested in those schemes of emigration. --The Century.
2. As if burdened with a great weight; slowly and laboriously; with difficulty; hence, in a slow, difficult, or suffering manner; sorrowfully.
And took off their chariot wheels, that they drave them heavily. --Ex. xiv. 25.
Why looks your grace so heavily to-day? --Shak.
adv 1: to a considerable degree; "he relied heavily on others'
data" [syn: to a great extent]
2: in a heavy-footed manner; "he walked heavily up the three
flights to his room"
3: with great force; "she hit her arm heavily against the wall"
4: in a manner designed for heavy duty; "a heavily constructed
car"; "heavily armed"
5: slowly as if burdened by much weight; "time hung heavy on
their hands" [syn: heavy]
6: indulging excessively; "he drank heavily" [syn: intemperately,
hard] [ant: lightly]