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Meaning of ALMOST

Pronunciation:  'olmowst

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adv]  (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; `near' is sometimes used informally for `nearly' and `most' is sometimes used informally for `almost'; "the job is (just) about done"; "the baby was almost asleep when the alarm sounded"; "we're almost finished"; "the car all but ran her down"; "he nearly fainted"; "talked for nigh onto 2 hours"; "the recording is well-nigh perfect"; "virtually all the parties signed the contract"; "I was near exhausted by the run"; "most everyone agrees"
 

ALMOST is a 6 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: about, all but, just about, most, near, nearly, nigh, virtually, well-nigh
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Al"most\, adv. [AS. ealm[ae]st, [ae]lm[ae]st, quite the
most, almost all; eal (OE. al) all + m?st most.]
Nearly; well nigh; all but; for the greatest part.

      Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian. --Acts
                                               xxvi. 28.

{Almost never}, scarcely ever.

{Almost nothing}, scarcely anything.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: about, all but, approximately, as good as, as much as, barely, bordering on, close, closely, essentially, hardly, in effect, just about, most, much, near, nearabout, nearly, nigh, nighhand, not quite, practically, pretty near, scarcely, verging on, virtually, well-nigh
 

 

 

 

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