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Meaning of nearly by Wiktionary Dictionary

nearly


    Etymology

    near +‎ -ly

    Adverb

    nearly ( comparative more nearly, superlative most nearly )

    1. almost, but not quite; slightly short of
      He left a nearly full beer on the bar .
    2. intimately; closely

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Explanation of nearly by Wordnet Dictionary

nearly


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

    2. he nearly fainted
    3. in a close manner

    4. the person most nearly concerned


    Definition of nearly by GCIDE Dictionary

    nearly


    1. Nearly, adv. In a near manner; not remotely; closely; intimately; almost; as, “he nearly lost his life in the accident”.