Definitions for nearlyˈnɪər li
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
all but; almost:
nearly dead with cold; a plan nearly like our own.
with close approximation:
a nearly perfect likeness.
with close kinship, interest, or connection; intimately.
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"
closely, intimately, nearly(adverb)
in a close manner
"the two phenomena are intimately connected"; "the person most nearly concerned"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
The bird was nearly dead.; a speech that nearly ended his career; I nearly called you, but decided not to.
almost, but not quite; slightly short of
He left a nearly full beer on the bar.
in a near manner; not remotely; closely; intimately; almost
Translations for nearly
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
not far from; almost
nearly one o'clock; He has nearly finished.
- تَقْريبا، حواليArabic
- quasePortuguese (BR)
- כִּמעָט, בְּקֵירוּבHebrew
- करीब करीबHindi
- blizu, gotovoCroatian
- nesten, bortimotNorwegian
- څه د پاسهPashto
- близко; почтиRussian
- hemen hemen, neredeyseTurkish
- 將近，幾乎Chinese (Trad.)
- майже, приблизноUkrainian
- gần nhưVietnamese
- 将近，几乎Chinese (Simp.)
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