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. Jochen Hermann:

    We picked an acoustic signal for the EQC about a year ago and made a choice between three different sounds, take the Mercedes-Benz S-Class 12-cylinder model. If that approaches you at 10 kilometers an hour you can also barely hear it, so we wanted a sound which also oozes refinement for the electric car.

  2. Nicki Minaj:

    I prefer having five friends I know than having a thousand I barely know

  3. Rinesha Moore:

    He pushed me into the fishbowl and he did it with his two hands and he literally started choking and strangling me, like I barely could breathe, he said 'Don’t disrespect my store' as he was choking me.

  4. Andrew Slimmon:

    You’ve got to be a little more cautious here about stocks given the big rally, the estimates have beaten a little but it’s reaffirmation of very anemic earnings growth year over year. At this juncture, we are setting up for a repeat of last year, which is barely positive year-over-year earnings growth.

  5. Smiley Kikuchi:

    People are getting the abuse I got over 20 years in just six months now. That's how quick and devastating the damage is, and yet the law has barely changed.

Images & Illustrations of barely

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