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-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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Almostadverb

    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

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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. Uri Zaki:

    Occupation means that you have approximately two and a half million Palestinians living for almost 50 years now under military administration.

  2. Donald Trump:

    When I was talking to President President Obama, President Obama essentially was ready to go to war with North Korea, president Obama felt you had almost to go to war, and I did ask [ Obama ] : Have you spoken to [ Kim ] ? Do you think it would be a good idea to speak with President Obama maybe ?

  3. Tamara Johnson:

    Is putting together the puzzle of my life. I was almost done when I realized I had lost a piece. Without that piece, my life incomplete. And sadly, I may never find it again.....

  4. Kent Larson:

    (Transforming) solutions need to be designed as furniture to allow for retro-fitting and new construction, they also need to be effortless to be sustainable for daily life -- almost magical. Transforming your apartment should be as easy as opening a door.

  5. Anton Khlopkov:

    I think the fact that the Russian bank has not been used in almost a decade shows that the market is working, i hope the Kazakh one will never be needed either.

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