What does Almost mean?

Definitions for Almost
ˈɔl moʊst, ɔlˈmoʊstAlmost

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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

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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. Henrik Lundqvist:

    It helps us when we're in that position almost every night that you keep your focus on the right things. That's what it comes down to. We all understand that every play matters because it's that close every game.

  2. President Obama:

    These are young people who made mistakes that aren't that different than the mistakes I made and the mistakes that a lot of you guys made, we have a tendency sometimes to almost take for granted or think it's normal that so many young people end up in our criminal justice system. It's not normal. ... What is normal is teenagers doing stupid things.

  3. Jeff Williams:

    The international public rhetoric we hear on the news has been above and beyond us and has n’t really touched us directly, it’s almost like we are isolated from it, which I ’m very grateful for.

  4. Katy Summerlin:

    We talked about our careers and the things girls in their mid-twenties talk about, it was so normal it almost seems fake.

  5. Toshikazu Moriwaki:

    I've almost given up on the Olympics, i really want to watch the game but above all, I want to have the Olympics in Tokyo, even delayed. No cancellation please.

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