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Definitions for Almost
ˈɔl moʊst, ɔlˈmoʊstal·most

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. almostnoun

    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. almostadverb

    Very close

  3. almostadverb

    Not quite

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Almostadverb

    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.

Wikipedia

  1. Almost

    Almost is a song by the American rock band Bowling for Soup. It was released on 4 January 2005 as the second single of the group's 2004 album A Hangover You Don't Deserve. It tells the story of a young adult who goes through many "almost" experiences during his life, from almost making out with the homecoming queen to almost getting addicted to drugs. He shows remorse for not "making his move" earlier, and he "almost" wishes she loved him too.

ChatGPT

  1. almost

    Almost is an adverb or adjective that is used to describe something or someone that is very close to or nearly achieving a certain state, condition, or characteristic, but falls just short of it. It denotes a situation where there is a small difference or margin remaining before reaching a complete or full state.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Almostadverb

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

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

Wikidata

  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

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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. Toni Stanger-McLaughlin:

    Although blanket debt forgiveness for minorities was removed, the amount of funding that will go toward disadvantaged or producers that have experienced discrimination in the past is almost identical and more in other sections.

  2. Brian Williams:

    The president was being urged by one member of the crowd to preach, he seemingly tried to at one point — borrowing almost a Richard Pryor delivery to deliver the degree of his disgust and disdain for the other side, the comments clearly aimed at Donald Trump.

  3. Sam Khater:

    The market's renewed perception of a more aggressive monetary policy stance has driven mortgage rates up to almost double what they were a year ago.

  4. Kris Famm:

    It will really help us hone the intervention, this is almost the epicenter of convergence because the technology is not only helping you to monitor a disease but it is also actually the therapy.

  5. Woody Harrelson:

    I am a party animal, but on the other hand, I haven't ... I'm now extremely moderate and ... I actually stopped smoking pot almost a year ago.

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