What does barely mean?

Definitions for barely
ˈbɛər libare·ly

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word barely.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. barely, hardly, just, scarcely, scarce(adverb)

    only a very short time before

    "they could barely hear the speaker"; "we hardly knew them"; "just missed being hit"; "had scarcely rung the bell when the door flew open"; "would have scarce arrived before she would have found some excuse to leave"- W.B.Yeats

  2. scantily, barely(adverb)

    in a sparse or scanty way

    "a barely furnished room"

Wiktionary

  1. barely(Adverb)

    By a small margin.

  2. barely(Adverb)

    Almost not at all.

  3. barely(Adverb)

    merely.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Barely(adverb)

    without covering; nakedly

  2. Barely(adverb)

    without concealment or disguise

  3. Barely(adverb)

    merely; only

  4. Barely(adverb)

    but just; without any excess; with nothing to spare ( of quantity, time, etc.); hence, scarcely; hardly; as, there was barely enough for all; he barely escaped

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'barely' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3973

  2. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'barely' in Adverbs Frequency: #277

Anagrams for barely »

  1. barley, bearly, bleary

  2. Barley

  3. Bearly

  4. Bleary

How to pronounce barely?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say barely in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of barely in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of barely in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of barely in a Sentence

  1. The Omani Shed:

    Forty years of change and evolution,they barely even tapped the enormity of Omani people’s potential.

  2. Ashlee Peers:

    I can barely believe he’s gone, but Marcus lives on in Faith, she has a picture of her daddy, which she hugs and kisses, and I’ll never let her forget just how much he loved her.

  3. Juan Guaido:

    They thought the pressure had already maxed out, they better know that the pressure has barely begun.

  4. Nichol Kessinger:

    We had just met, i barely knew him.

  5. Drew Rosenberg:

    I was stunned at what I found, not only were unlicensed drivers killing people in numbers only exceeded by drunk drivers, but many times they were barely being punished and many times faced no charges at all.

Images & Illustrations of barely

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