What does Almost mean?

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Almostadverb

    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
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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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. Saul Levine:

    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. Danry Vasquez:

    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. Jake Morris:

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

  4. Jody Culham:

    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. Samuel Johnson:

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

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    occurring from time to time
    • A. reassuring
    • B. witless
    • C. disjointed
    • D. occasional

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