### What does **almost** mean?

## Definitions for **almost**ˈɔl moʊst, ɔlˈmoʊst

#### Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word **almost**.

### Princeton's WordNet

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

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.

almost(Adverb)

Very close

almost(Adverb)

Not quite

### Webster Dictionary

Almost(adverb)

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

**Origin:** [AS. ealmst, lmst, quite the most, almost all; eal (OE. al) all + mst most.]

### Freebase

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

Almost

awl′mōst,

*adv.*nearly, all but, very nearly. [**All**and**Most**.]

### British National Corpus

Spoken Corpus Frequency

Rank popularity for the word 'almost' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #259

Written Corpus Frequency

Rank popularity for the word 'almost' in Written Corpus Frequency: #694

Adverbs Frequency

Rank popularity for the word 'almost' in Adverbs Frequency: #45

### Anagrams for almost »

stomal

### Numerology

Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of almost in Chaldean Numerology is:

**4**Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of almost in Pythagorean Numerology is:

**8**

### Sample Sentences & Example Usage

I

**almost**fell over.We

**almost**lost that dog.Love is

**almost**never simple.It's really

**almost**insulting.That's

**almost**a rounding error.

### Images & Illustrations of almost

### Popularity rank by frequency of use

# Translations for **almost**

### From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

- quasiAragonese
- شَبَه, تقريبًاArabic
- az qala, az qaldıAzerbaijani
- ама́льBelarusian
- почти́Bulgarian
- প্রায়Bengali
- hogos, hogozikBreton
- quasi, gairebéCatalan, Valencian
- téměř, skoroCzech
- næstenDanish
- so gut wie, fast, beinaheGerman
- σχεδόνGreek
- preskaŭEsperanto
- casiSpanish
- peaaeguEstonian
- تقریباًPersian
- miltei, liki, melkein, lähesFinnish
- næstanFaroese
- presqueFrench
- hastWestern Frisian
- beagnachIrish
- caseGalician
- כִּמְעַטHebrew
- लगभगHindi
- majdnemHungarian
- գրեթե, համարյաArmenian
- nyaris, hampirIndonesian
- preskeIdo
- quasiItalian
- כמעטHebrew
- ほとんどJapanese
- თითქმისGeorgian
- дерлікKazakh
- ជិត, ស្ទើរតែKhmer
- 거의Korean
- hema-hema, nêzîkî, teqrîbenKurdish
- fere, paene, propeLatin
- ເກືອບLao
- beveikLithuanian
- gandrīzLatvian
- pitopitoiti, pitoiti, kainamu, tataMāori
- скоро, речисиMacedonian
- шахам, мөлтөс, барагMongolian
- kważiMaltese
- လုနီးပါးBurmese
- nagenoeg, bijna, vrijwel, zo goed alsDutch
- nestenNorwegian
- kʼadę́ę, kʼasdą́ą́ʼNavajo, Navaho
- quasi, quasiben, quasiment, gairebenOccitan
- prawiePolish
- quasePortuguese
- aproapeRomanian
- почти́Russian
- skoro, скороSerbo-Croatian
- skoro, takmerSlovak
- skôrajSlovene
- nästanSwedish
- கிட்டத்தட்டTamil
- దరిదాపు, దాదాపుTelugu
- เกือบ, เกือบจะThai
- neredeyseTurkish
- ма́йже, сливе́Ukrainian
- gần như, gầnVietnamese

### Get even more translations for almost »

# Translation

#### Find a translation for the **almost** definition in other languages:

Select another language:

#### Discuss these almost definitions with the community:

# Word of the Day

#### Would you like us to send you a **FREE** new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

# Citation

## Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

"almost." *Definitions.net.* STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 22 May 2018. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/almost>.