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-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
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    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. Faustina Nevarez:

    I got better because I started running almost twice what I was used to, i just increased my mileage.

  2. Jeanne Nutter:

    I was walking my dog and we were almost home and she was walking toward me, crying, saying,' You got ta help me, you got ta help me,'.

  3. Jane Muncke:

    This study illustrates this problem well. Here important health effects from chemical exposures are documented, but knowing how to avoid these chemicals is almost impossible for people.

  4. Anthony Scaramucci:

    I almost got divorced through this whole fiasco, thank God my wife and I were able to put the marriage back together. I don't know why George Conway is hitting George Conway that hard. The President waited four months before The President responded. And, you know, Kellyanne Conway seems to be defending The President, so I want to stay out of that one because I don't like getting involved in people's relationships, particularly after the fiasco that I went through.

  5. Martin Dolan:

    It's almost impossible to get your head around the scale of what's involved here, if you take the theoretical maximum of the possible area for the aircraft – 1.1 (or) 1.2 million sq km – you're talking about orders or magnitude in terms of cost and time above what we're currently doing, and that's something that governments will obviously have to bear in mind.

Images & Illustrations of Almost

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