Definitions for Almost
ˈɔl moʊst, ɔlˈmoʊstal·most
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Almost.
about, almost, most, nearly, near, nigh, virtually, well-nighadverb
(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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from all and most; that is, most part of all. Skinner.
Who is there almost, whose mind, at some time or other, love or anger, fear or grief, has not so fastened to some clog, that it could not turn itself to any other object. John Locke.
There can be no such thing or notion, as an almost infinite; there can be nothing next or second to an omnipotent God. Richard Bentley, Sermons.
Atlas becomes unequal to his freight,
And almost faints beneath the glowing weight. Joseph Addison, Ovid.
nearly; well nigh; all but; for the greatest part
Etymology: [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.]
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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
Where there is a will there is a way. is an old true saying. He who resolves upon doing a thing, by that very resolution often scales the barriers to it, and secures its achievement. To think we are able, is almost to be so -- to determine upon attainment is frequently attainment itself.
The work is almost done. We hope to make it to Friday.
People expect their governments to assure them that they are in charge and taking care of things... but the government is almost missing in action, now that Australia India is facing the worse crisis, in my lifetime, certainly, where is Prime Minister ?
In Latin America, church officials rebuke Santa Muerte almost weekly.
I had to get up-and-down almost every hole on the front nine, this was the same attitude I bring every time I go to the golf course, something to prove to myself, that I deserve to be in this position, deserve to have a chance to win tournaments.
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- تقريبًا, شَبَهArabic
- az qaldı, az qalaAzerbaijani
- hogos, hogozikBreton
- gairebé, quasiCatalan, Valencian
- téměř, skoroCzech
- so gut wie, beinahe, fastGerman
- lähes, liki, miltei, melkeinFinnish
- hastWestern Frisian
- համարյա, գրեթեArmenian
- hampir, nyarisIndonesian
- ជិត, ស្ទើរតែKhmer
- hema-hema, teqrîben, nêzîkîKurdish
- fere, paene, propeLatin
- pitoiti, tata, kainamu, pitopitoitiMāori
- скоро, речисиMacedonian
- шахам, мөлтөс, барагMongolian
- nagenoeg, vrijwel, zo goed als, bijnaDutch
- kʼadę́ę, kʼasdą́ą́ʼNavajo, Navaho
- quasi, quasiment, quasiben, gairebenOccitan
- скоро, skoroSerbo-Croatian
- skoro, takmerSlovak
- దాదాపు, దరిదాపుTelugu
- เกือบ, เกือบจะThai
- сливе́, ма́йжеUkrainian
- gần như, gầnVietnamese
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