Definitions for barelyˈbɛər li

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word barely

Princeton's WordNet

  1. barely, hardly, just, scarcely, scarce(adverb)

    only a very short time before

    "they could barely hear the speaker"; "we hardly knew them"; "just missed being hit"; "had scarcely rung the bell when the door flew open"; "would have scarce arrived before she would have found some excuse to leave"- W.B.Yeats

  2. scantily, barely(adverb)

    in a sparse or scanty way

    "a barely furnished room"

Wiktionary

  1. barely(Adverb)

    By a small margin.

  2. barely(Adverb)

    Almost not at all.

  3. barely(Adverb)

    merely.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Barely(adverb)

    without covering; nakedly

  2. Barely(adverb)

    without concealment or disguise

  3. Barely(adverb)

    merely; only

  4. Barely(adverb)

    but just; without any excess; with nothing to spare ( of quantity, time, etc.); hence, scarcely; hardly; as, there was barely enough for all; he barely escaped

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'barely' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3973

  2. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'barely' in Adverbs Frequency: #277

Anagrams for barely »

  1. barley, bearly, bleary

  2. Barley

  3. Bearly

  4. Bleary

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of barely in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of barely in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Sheriff Bob Gualtieri:

    He probably barely got the trigger pulled.

  2. Growth President David McIntosh:

    He's not a conservative and barely a Republican.

  3. First Lady Michelle Obama:

    I barely know now too so I have to check with other sources.

  4. Jackie Gregory:

    If I didn't get that job I would be barely making it right now.

  5. Ani Difranco, Letter to a John:

    We barely have time to react in this world, let alone rehearse.

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