about, almost, most, nearly, near, nigh, virtually, well-nigh(adverb)
(of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but
"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"
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.
nearly; well nigh; all but; for the greatest part
Origin: [AS. ealmst, lmst, quite the most, almost all; eal (OE. al) all + mst most.]
In set theory, when dealing with sets of infinite size, the term almost or nearly is used to mean all the elements except for finitely many. In other words, an infinite set S that is a subset of another infinite set L, is almost L if the subtracted set L\S is of finite size. Examples: ⁕The set is almost N for any k in N, because only finitely many natural numbers are less than k. ⁕The set of prime numbers is not almost N because there are infinitely many natural numbers that are not prime numbers. This is conceptually similar to the almost everywhere concept of measure theory, but is not the same. For example, the Cantor set is uncountably infinite, but has Lebesgue measure zero. So a real number in is a member of the complement of the Cantor set almost everywhere, but it is not true that the complement of the Cantor set is almost the real numbers in.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
awl′mōst, adv. nearly, all but, very nearly. [All and Most.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'almost' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #259
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'almost' in Written Corpus Frequency: #694
Rank popularity for the word 'almost' in Adverbs Frequency: #45
The numerical value of almost in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of almost in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Almost no one is foolish enough to imagine that he automatically deserves great success in any field of activity yet almost everyone believes that he automatically deserves success in marriage.
Behind your every bad fate, almost always there lie your own stupid mistakes! Behind your every good fate, almost always there lie your own clever deeds! Skies have nothing whatsoever to do with your fate!
Almost any chemical compound could be implicated as an allergen, so it is almost impossible for a cream to be truly non-allergic, Thus, as there is no true ‘hypoallergenic’ cream, there is no agreed meaning of ‘hypoallergenic.’.
It does not make any sense to talk with a common sense to a person who has almost all thinking common with almost all people all the time, and remains confined within own circumference of ‘I’, ‘ME’ and ‘Myself’ and often has view or sentence with the word ‘YOU’.
I think it's increasingly clear that none of the things that transpired had any impact on the field, and therefore I think almost universally, people say, well, those teams win those games. I think it's equally clear that in almost every instance we pay a penalty if we don't follow a process. And the NCAA stepped out of their process.
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- شَبَه, تقريبًاArabic
- az qala, az qaldıAzerbaijani
- hogos, hogozikBreton
- quasi, gairebéCatalan, Valencian
- téměř, skoroCzech
- so gut wie, fast, beinaheGerman
- miltei, liki, melkein, lähesFinnish
- hastWestern Frisian
- գրեթե, համարյաArmenian
- nyaris, hampirIndonesian
- ជិត, ស្ទើរតែKhmer
- hema-hema, nêzîkî, teqrîbenKurdish
- fere, paene, propeLatin
- pitopitoiti, pitoiti, kainamu, tataMāori
- скоро, речисиMacedonian
- шахам, мөлтөс, барагMongolian
- nagenoeg, bijna, vrijwel, zo goed alsDutch
- kʼadę́ę, kʼasdą́ą́ʼNavajo, Navaho
- quasi, quasiben, quasiment, gairebenOccitan
- skoro, скороSerbo-Croatian
- skoro, takmerSlovak
- దరిదాపు, దాదాపుTelugu
- เกือบ, เกือบจะThai
- ма́йже, сливе́Ukrainian
- gần như, gầnVietnamese
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