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
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    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. James Comey:

    Here’s my reaction. And the reason I smile a little bit is anybody who’s actually done investigations knows that if you’ve been investigating something for almost a year and you don’t have a general sense of where it’s likely to end up, you should be fired because you’re incompetent, but after nine or ten months of investigating, it looked like on the current course and speed, this is going to end without charges. And so what will we do? Smart people, competent people plan ahead. If you’re going to charge you, you plan ahead. If you’re not going to charge, you plan ahead.

  2. Donald Trump:

    I'm also very, very political, when you can get zoning on the West Side of Manhattan to build almost 6,000 units of housing and you have to go through New York City politics, believe me, that's tough.

  3. Richard Whately:

    As one may bring himself to believe almost anything he is inclined to believe, it makes all the difference whether we begin or end with the inquiry, What is truth?

  4. Mostafa Waziri:

    The color is almost intact even though the tomb is almost 4,400 years old.

  5. Assistant District Attorney Christopher Beard:

    He orchestrated almost this entire scheme to steal from his employer at every and any opportunity that presented itself.

Images & Illustrations of almost

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    a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
    • A. eloquent
    • B. extroversive
    • C. butch
    • D. occlusive

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