What does ALMOST mean?

Definitions for ALMOST
ˈɔl moʊst, ɔlˈmoʊstALMOST

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. almost(Noun)

    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.

  2. almost(Adverb)

    Very close

  3. almost(Adverb)

    Not quite

Webster Dictionary

  1. Almost(adverb)

    nearly; well nigh; all but; for the greatest part

    Etymology: [AS. ealmst, lmst, quite the most, almost all; eal (OE. al) all + mst most.]

Freebase

  1. Almost

    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

  1. Almost

    awl′mōst, adv. nearly, all but, very nearly. [All and Most.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ALMOST' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #259

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ALMOST' in Written Corpus Frequency: #694

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ALMOST' in Adverbs Frequency: #45

How to pronounce ALMOST?

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How to say ALMOST in sign language?

  1. almost

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ALMOST in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ALMOST in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of ALMOST in a Sentence

  1. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo:

    Now that is almost too good to be true... This is a very good sign and a positive sign, again not 100% sure it holds, or it's accurate but the arrows are headed in the right direction.

  2. Dennis Toner:

    These clearly false allegations are in complete contradiction to both the inner workings of our Senate office and to the man I know and worked so closely with for almost two decades. i clearly would remember if we -- that is, if Tara and myself -- had any kind of conversation regarding sexual harassment allegations, let alone something involving Sen. Biden. It would stick in my mind. It would be burned in my mind.

  3. Pat Toomey:

    Guns that are described as assault weapons are almost invariably no more powerful than ordinary hunting rifles.

  4. Delores Goodwin Kelley:

    Barbara Mikulski’s such a purist about who Barbara Mikulski will talk to and work with that it’s almost paralyzing.

  5. Jo Peck:

    He can get horses to do things that other people just can't get them to do, he has this almost telepathic conversation that goes on... it's almost like a communication with his horses. The way he asks them to do things is very different from the way a show jumper would ask his or Jo Peck horse to do something.

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