# Definitions for almostˈɔl moʊst, ɔlˈmoʊstal·most

### Princeton's WordNet(1.00 / 1 vote)Rate this definition:

(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(2.00 / 2 votes)Rate this definition:

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.

Very close

Not quite

### Webster Dictionary(1.50 / 2 votes)Rate this definition:

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(2.00 / 3 votes)Rate this definition:

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(1.00 / 1 vote)Rate this definition:

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

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

1. stomal

1. Alex
US English
Daniel
British
Karen
Australian
Veena
Indian

### 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. The board of immigration has ruled that he gets asylum, he's overjoyed. He was almost in disbelief.

2. Trade talks have finished without an agreement, of course, it doesn't help that almost as a prelude to the conversation you get tweets that are quite antagonistic.

3. For the President to go around Congress and say 'you don't agree there's an emergency, I think there's an emergency, we're going to spend the money that you said no you won't spend' is upending democratic government, is making the President a dictator, and that's a far greater risk to our government and to our freedom than almost anything else that's going on.

4. A fool thinks that so-called networking friends are liking his face posted almost daily online, but a wise merely knows that it is their ways of making fun of him/her only.

5. I just feel like it was kind of unwarranted to be almost harassed like that.

### Popularity rank by frequency of use

almost#1#1214#10000

## Translations for almost

### From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

• quasi
• شَبَه, تقريبًا
• az qala, az qaldı
• ама́ль
• почти́
• প্রায়
• hogos, hogozik
• quasi, gairebé
• téměř, skoro
• næsten
• so gut wie, fast, beinahe
• σχεδόν
• preskaŭ
• casi
• peaaegu
• تقریباً
• miltei, liki, melkein, lähes
• næstan
• presque
• hast
• beagnach
• case
• כִּמְעַט
• लगभग
• majdnem
• գրեթե, համարյա
• nyaris, hampir
• preske
• quasi
• כמעט
• ほとんど
• თითქმის
• дерлік
• ជិត, ស្ទើរតែ
• 거의
• hema-hema, nêzîkî, teqrîben
• fere, paene, prope
• ເກືອບ
• beveik
• gandrīz
• pitopitoiti, pitoiti, kainamu, tata
• скоро, речиси
• шахам, мөлтөс, бараг
• kważi
• လုနီးပါး
• nagenoeg, bijna, vrijwel, zo goed als
• nesten
• quasi, quasiben, quasiment, gaireben
• prawie
• quase
• aproape
• почти́
• skoro, скоро
• skoro, takmer
• skôraj
• nästan
• கிட்டத்தட்ட
• దరిదాపు, దాదాపు
• เกือบ, เกือบจะ
• neredeyse
• ма́йже, сливе́
• gần như, gần

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