What does Almost mean?

Definitions for Almost
ˈɔl moʊst, ɔlˈmoʊstAl·most

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Almost.

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?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say Almost in sign language?

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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. Mike Myers:

    Verne was a fantastic human being and … yeah, i worked with him for a long time, he’s a great comedian. I always want to make that point. As written, Mini-Me is almost like a prop, but he brought it off the page and made it better than written and we just ended up giving him more and more stuff to do. A great physical comedian and a great dancer, just a fantastic guy.

  2. Eric Wakker:

    It was filled with conflicts of interest, the IOI case cost us six years and I almost fired myself over the lack of progress in 2013, when I realized... the system was crooked.

  3. President Trump:

    With us tonight is one of the toughest people ever to serve in this House -- a guy who took a bullet, almost died, and was back to work three and a half months later : the legend from Louisiana, Congressman Steve Scalise.

  4. Mark Twain:

    The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.

  5. Jonny Fine:

    The deals (last) week have been digested well - almost exclusively - with good subscription levels and very good migration from talk to launch, there is still a market preference for bigger, more liquid benchmark deals. More off-the-run deals are tougher, but in July and August they just weren't getting done at all.

Images & Illustrations of Almost

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