English - Etymology
From Middle English hiȝly, heȝly, heyȝliche, from Old English hēalīce (“highly”), equivalent to high + -ly. Cognate with Dutch hoogelijk (“highly”), German höchlich (“highly”), Danish højlig (“highly”), Swedish högligen (“highly”).
English - Adverb
- In a high or esteemed manner.
- Extremely; greatly; very much.
- The adverb highly and the adverb high shouldn't be confused.