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
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. Jane Sanders:

    [Bernie] came, and everyone was swarming around him and the other candidates, because they weren't supportive of the mayor, so, being the good Catholic girl, of course I was very nice to the mayor and barely even said hello to Bernie, but when I heard him speak, well, that was it. The police department I was working with supported him after that, and he won 10 days later. We met at the victory party, and that was the beginning of forever.

  2. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe:

    We are barely holding the line and remain at a critical point where virus cases could surge if we let down our guard.

  3. Perry Brass:

    Sports (and the often barely withheld violence around them) have become one of the few modern ways to connect with strangers. They give an amazing number of geeks things to talk about. In the old days we settled for, “Hello, how are you?”

  4. Rashad Jennings:

    That's when I had to tell him the truth, i had a.6 GPA( a barely passing D-minus grade point average) at the time. He said,' Son, you have potential.' But that changed me. That was the first time, outside of people who are supposed to support me, anyone saw that I had potential.

  5. The Omani Shed:

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

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