Definitions for nearlyˈnɪər li
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word nearly
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
Nearly is the solo musical project of former Nine Inch Nails drummer, Jerome Dillon. Dillon plays most of the music himself. The 2005 debut release is entitled Reminder. Claudia Sarne contributes the vocals. Jerome is currently in the studio with engineer/programmer Joshua Kincheloe working on the follow-up to reminder.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'nearly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #925
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'nearly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #660
Rank popularity for the word 'nearly' in Adverbs Frequency: #93
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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