What does Nearly mean?

Definitions for Nearly
ˈnɪər linear·ly

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Nearly.

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"

  2. closely, intimately, nearlyadverb

    in a close manner

    "the two phenomena are intimately connected"; "the person most nearly concerned"

Wiktionary

  1. nearlyadverb

    almost, but not quite; slightly short of

    He left a nearly full beer on the bar.

  2. nearlyadverb

    intimately

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Nearlyadverb

    Etymology: from near.

    Many are the enemies of the priesthood: they are diligent to observe whatever may nearly or remotely blemish it. Francis Atterbury.

    Nearly it now concerns us, to be sure
    Of our omnipotence. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. v.

    It concerneth them nearly, to preserve that government which they had trusted with their money. Jonathan Swift, Miscel.

ChatGPT

  1. nearly

    Nearly is an adverb used to indicate that something is not completely the case but is very close to being so. It often refers to something that has almost but not completely happened, or is almost but not exactly accurate or right.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nearlyadverb

    in a near manner; not remotely; closely; intimately; almost

Wikidata

  1. nearLY

    Nearly is the solo musical project of former Nine Inch Nails drummer, Jerome Dillon. Dillon plays most of the music himself. The 2005 debut release is entitled Reminder. Claudia Sarne contributes the vocals. Jerome is currently in the studio with engineer/programmer Joshua Kincheloe working on the follow-up to reminder.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Nearly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #925

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Nearly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #660

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Nearly' in Adverbs Frequency: #93

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Nearly in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Nearly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Nearly in a Sentence

  1. Andrea Gallagher:

    Weve been patiently waiting for the truth to come out and weve heard from a lot of people who are intent and have colluded for over two years to take down my husband, so to hear today that someone finally had the bravery to stand up for the truth was refreshing after all of these years, this is probably the worst-case scenario of what you could expect as a military family after nearly 20 years of service.

  2. Barry Popkin:

    Any weight loss is a positive at nearly any weight level, just marginal weight gain can impact us health-wise.

  3. Jodie Rummer:

    Even the most robust corals require nearly a decade to recover, so we're really losing that window of recovery. We're getting back-to-back bleaching events, back-to-back heat waves. And, and the corals just aren't adapting to these new conditions.

  4. Igor Girkin:

    Nearly all the military equipment, which stood close to the building without the slightest sign of camouflage, was also destroyed, there are still no final figures on the number of casualties, as many people are still missing.

  5. Haley Brink:

    Nearly 100 daily record highs are in jeopardy over the weekend, and even more record heat is expected next week as the heat remains locked over much of the western half of the country.

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