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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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Almostadverb

    Etymology: from all and most; that is, most part of all. Skinner.

    Who is there almost, whose mind, at some time or other, love or anger, fear or grief, has not so fastened to some clog, that it could not turn itself to any other object. John Locke.

    There can be no such thing or notion, as an almost infinite; there can be nothing next or second to an omnipotent God. Richard Bentley, Sermons.

    Atlas becomes unequal to his freight,
    And almost faints beneath the glowing weight. Joseph Addison, Ovid.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Almostadverb

    nearly; well nigh; all but; for the greatest part

  2. 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. David Meyer:

    When protesters wear helmets or gas masks, it almost always leads to police feeling threatened and reacting more harshly. Do cars do that, too ? I don't know.

  2. Esau Sinnok:

    I live with my grandparents in a blue house in Shishmaref, and that is almost on the edge of the island, whenever there's a storm and big waves, we hear that when we're sleeping.

  3. Nicholas Balboa:

    It was eerie, like quiet, still, it was almost out of a horror movie.

  4. Ben Tulchin:

    They’re almost all pro-environment.

  5. Kathleen Sauer:

    Look at our downtown, almost all the stores are open and we have more coming in.

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