# Definitions for Almostˈɔl moʊst, ɔlˈmoʊstAl·most

### Princeton's WordNet(1.00 / 1 vote)Rate this definition:

(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(2.00 / 2 votes)Rate this definition:

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.

Very close

Not quite

### Webster Dictionary(1.50 / 2 votes)Rate this definition:

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(2.00 / 3 votes)Rate this definition:

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(1.00 / 1 vote)Rate this definition:

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

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

1. stomal

1. Alex
US English
Daniel
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Karen
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Veena
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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. She is an expert by definition almost by having had that experience herself but also relating to it in a clinical way, as well as in a deeply personal way.

2. This incident happened almost two years ago, i’ve truly changed. I’m engaging in activities that have helped me change. I’ve matured as a person and I know what I did, or at least what was seen, which shouldn’t be seen as an example or anything that can be amended.

3. To me, that was so stark. It was almost funny, but so harsh.

4. She is missing a piece of brain tissue about the size of an apple at the back of her brain – almost her entire occipital lobes, which process vision, we think the ‘super-highway’ for the visual system reached a dead end. But rather than shutting down her whole visual system, she developed some ‘back roads’ that could bypass the superhighway to bring some vision – especially motion – to other parts of the brain.

5. No mind is much employed upon the present recollection and anticipation fill up almost all our moments.

### Popularity rank by frequency of use

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## Translations for Almost

### From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

• quasi
• شَبَه, تقريبًا
• az qala, az qaldı
• ама́ль
• почти́
• প্রায়
• hogos, hogozik
• quasi, gairebé
• téměř, skoro
• næsten
• so gut wie, fast, beinahe
• σχεδόν
• preskaŭ
• casi
• peaaegu
• تقریباً
• miltei, liki, melkein, lähes
• næstan
• presque
• hast
• beagnach
• case
• כִּמְעַט
• लगभग
• majdnem
• գրեթե, համարյա
• nyaris, hampir
• preske
• quasi
• כמעט
• ほとんど
• თითქმის
• дерлік
• ជិត, ស្ទើរតែ
• 거의
• hema-hema, nêzîkî, teqrîben
• fere, paene, prope
• ເກືອບ
• beveik
• gandrīz
• pitopitoiti, pitoiti, kainamu, tata
• скоро, речиси
• шахам, мөлтөс, бараг
• kważi
• လုနီးပါး
• nagenoeg, bijna, vrijwel, zo goed als
• nesten
• quasi, quasiben, quasiment, gaireben
• prawie
• quase
• aproape
• почти́
• skoro, скоро
• skoro, takmer
• skôraj
• nästan
• கிட்டத்தட்ட
• దరిదాపు, దాదాపు
• เกือบ, เกือบจะ
• neredeyse
• ма́йже, сливе́
• gần như, gần

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