HEAV'ILY, adv. hev'ily. [from heavy.] With great weight; as, to bear heavily on a thing; to be heavily loaded.1. With great weight of grief; grievously; afflictively. When calamities fall heavily on the christian, he finds consolation in Christ.2. Sorrowfully; with grief. I came hither to transport the tidings, Which I have heavily borne.3. With an air of sorrow or dejection. Why looks your Grace so heavily to day?4. With weight; oppressively. Taxes sometimes bear heavily on the people.5. Slowly and laboriously; with difficulty; as, to move heavily. So they drove them heavily. Ex.14.