greatly

[greyt-lee]
adverb
1.
in or to a great degree; much: greatly improved in health.
2.
in a great manner.

Origin:
1150–1200; Middle English gretli; see great, -ly

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great (ɡreɪt)
 
adj (foll by with)
1.  relatively large in size or extent; big
2.  relatively large in number; having many parts or members: a great assembly
3.  of relatively long duration: a great wait
4.  of larger size or more importance than others of its kind: the great auk
5.  extreme or more than usual: great worry
6.  of significant importance or consequence: a great decision
7.  a.  of exceptional talents or achievements; remarkable: a great writer
 b.  (as noun): the great; one of the greats
8.  arising from or possessing idealism in thought, action, etc; heroic: great deeds
9.  illustrious or eminent: a great history
10.  impressive or striking: a great show of wealth
11.  much in use; favoured: poetry was a great convention of the Romantic era
12.  active or enthusiastic: a great walker
13.  doing or exemplifying (a characteristic or pursuit) on a large scale: what a great buffoon; he's not a great one for reading
14.  (often foll by at) skilful or adroit: a great carpenter; you are great at singing
15.  informal excellent; fantastic
16.  informal (Brit) (intensifier): a dirty great smack in the face
17.  archaic
 a.  pregnant: great with child
 b.  full (of): great with hope
18.  (intensifier, used in mild oaths): Great Scott!
19.  informal be great on
 a.  to be informed about
 b.  to be enthusiastic about or for
 
adv
20.  informal very well; excellently: it was working great
 
n
21.  choir Compare swell Also called: great organ the principal manual on an organ
 
[Old English grēat; related to Old Frisian grāt, Old High German grōz; see grit, groat]
 
'greatly
 
adv
 
'greatness
 
n

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Example sentences
Some call it excess capacity, but others say it is greatly needed inventory.
Any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
The price of cocaine varies greatly between rich countries.
But pubs, restaurants and nightclubs have long greatly outnumbered the churches.
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