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Meaning of NEARLY

Pronunciation:  'neerlee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [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"
  2. [adv]  in a close manner; "the two phenomena are intimately connected"; "the person most nearly concerned"

NEARLY is a 6 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: about, all but, almost, closely, intimately, just about, most, near, nigh, virtually, well-nigh



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Near"ly\, adv.
In a near manner; not remotely; closely; intimately; almost.

Thesaurus Terms
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