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Meaning of almost by Wiktionary Dictionary

almost


    Alternative forms

    • aulmos ( Jamaican English )

    Etymology

    From Middle English, from Old English eallmǣst ( “nearly all, almost, for the most part” ), equivalent to all- +‎ most .

    Pronunciation

    • ( UK ) IPA: /ɔːl.ˈməʊst/, /ˈɔːl.məʊst/, X-SAMPA: /"O:l.m@Ust/, /O:l"m@Ust/
    • ( US ) IPA: /ˈɔl.moʊst/, /ˈɑɫ.moʊst/, X-SAMPA: /"Ol.moUst/
    • Hyphenation: al‧most

    Adverb

    almost ( not comparable )

    1. Very close
    2. Not quite

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    Noun

    almost ( plural: almosts )

    1. ( informal ) Something or someone that doesn't quite make it .
      In all the submissions, they found four papers that were clearly worth publishing and another dozen almosts .

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Explanation of almost by Wordnet Dictionary

almost


    Adverb
    1. ( of actions or states ) slightly short of or not quite accomplished

    2. the baby was almost asleep when the alarm sounded
      we're almost finished


    Definition of almost by GCIDE Dictionary

    almost


    1. Almost ( almōst ), adv. [AS. ealmæst, ælmæst, quite the most, almost all; eal ( OE. al ) all + mst most.] Nearly; well nigh; all but; for the greatest part.

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

      Almost never, hardly ever; scarcely ever. -- Almost nothing, scarcely anything.