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, scarceadverb

    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, barelyadverb

    in a sparse or scanty way

    "a barely furnished room"

Wiktionary

  1. barelyadverb

    By a small margin.

  2. barelyadverb

    Almost not at all.

  3. barelyadverb

    merely.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Barelyadverb

    without covering; nakedly

  2. Barelyadverb

    without concealment or disguise

  3. Barelyadverb

    merely; only

  4. Barelyadverb

    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. Tang Damin:

    The e-commerce giants have barely offered even superficial responses, they're biding their time for regulation to come out.

  2. Newport Beach police:

    San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office spokesman Christopher Lee confirmed to Fox 11 the following: A member of our office was involved in an incident that is currently under investigation. Lee declined to comment further. A law enforcement source told the local news station that the woman was about to give closing arguments in a gang murder trial and may have been targeted by gang members and that she's been followed before. I heard things coming out of her mouth like, 'Was I raped?,' 'I was unconscious. I don't know how long,' 'Are they here?,' 'Are they coming?' Still a little scatterbrained, Cary said. We turned around and saw a woman who could barely walk covered head-to-toe in blood.

  3. Wang Lixiong:

    It is our belief that the more digital the society (becomes), the more we treasure the warmth of the interconnection, this core idea makes Eslite barely impacted by the changes of the industry.

  4. Kevin Kane:

    Sometimes, when you get so depressed that you can barely get out of bed, it's hard to do the things that your therapist tells you to do to try and help yourself.

  5. Mitch McConnell:

    I'm not the majority leader, I'm barely not the majority leader – we've got a 50-50 Senate, and I'm still hoping the administration will pivot to a more centrist position and that's where I'm spending my time and focus.

Images & Illustrations of barely

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    being essentially equal to something
    • A. defiant
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