Definitions for almost
ˈɔl moʊst, ɔlˈmoʊstal·most
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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"
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
Almost is a song by the American rock band Bowling for Soup. It was released on 4 January 2005 as the second single of the group's 2004 album A Hangover You Don't Deserve. It tells the story of a young adult who goes through many "almost" experiences during his life, from almost making out with the homecoming queen to almost getting addicted to drugs. He shows remorse for not "making his move" earlier, and he "almost" wishes she loved him too.
Almost is an adverb or adjective that is used to describe something or someone that is very close to or nearly achieving a certain state, condition, or characteristic, but falls just short of it. It denotes a situation where there is a small difference or margin remaining before reaching a complete or full state.
nearly; well nigh; all but; for the greatest part
Etymology: [AS. ealmst, lmst, quite the most, almost all; eal (OE. al) all + mst most.]
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
awl′mōst, adv. nearly, all but, very nearly. [All and Most.]
British National Corpus
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Rank popularity for the word 'almost' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #259
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Rank popularity for the word 'almost' in Written Corpus Frequency: #694
Rank popularity for the word 'almost' in Adverbs Frequency: #45
The numerical value of almost in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of almost in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
We're going to win, because first we're going to explain what democratic socialism is, what democratic socialism is about is saying that it is immoral and wrong that the top one-tenth of 1% in this country own almost 9%, almost -- own almost as much wealth as the bottom 90%, that it is wrong today, in a rigged economy, that 57% of all new income is going to the top one percent.
Almost no one is foolish enough to imagine that he automatically deserves great success in any field of activity yet almost everyone believes that he automatically deserves success in marriage.
Some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage and working their solitary but irresistible way throughout a thousand obstacles.
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
The question we would ask is, ‘Does all infrastructure need to be managed by people? Or is the infrastructure capable of self-managing, self-governing and self-healing?’ my father used to have some power plants, and I would go there, and they would have almost nobody managing them, because almost all the processes of remediation were built in. The technological maturity curve that almost any industry goes through has a level of evolution. At some point, can the systems, the network and the servers become self-aware and self-governing? IPcenter was the product realization of adaptive learning systems that would be able to self-govern. That was our first big steppingstone toward cognitive technologies.
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- تقريبًا, شَبَهArabic
- az qaldı, az qalaAzerbaijani
- hogos, hogozikBreton
- gairebé, quasiCatalan, Valencian
- téměř, skoroCzech
- so gut wie, beinahe, fastGerman
- lähes, liki, miltei, melkeinFinnish
- hastWestern Frisian
- համարյա, գրեթեArmenian
- hampir, nyarisIndonesian
- ជិត, ស្ទើរតែKhmer
- hema-hema, teqrîben, nêzîkîKurdish
- fere, paene, propeLatin
- pitoiti, tata, kainamu, pitopitoitiMāori
- скоро, речисиMacedonian
- шахам, мөлтөс, барагMongolian
- nagenoeg, vrijwel, zo goed als, bijnaDutch
- kʼadę́ę, kʼasdą́ą́ʼNavajo, Navaho
- quasi, quasiment, quasiben, gairebenOccitan
- скоро, skoroSerbo-Croatian
- skoro, takmerSlovak
- దాదాపు, దరిదాపుTelugu
- เกือบ, เกือบจะThai
- сливе́, ма́йжеUkrainian
- gần như, gầnVietnamese
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