What does nearLY mean?

Definitions for nearLY
ˈnɪər linear·ly

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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"

  2. closely, intimately, nearlyadverb

    in a close manner

    "the two phenomena are intimately connected"; "the person most nearly concerned"


  1. nearlyadverb

    almost, but not quite; slightly short of

    He left a nearly full beer on the bar.

  2. nearlyadverb


Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Nearlyadverb

    Etymology: from near.

    Many are the enemies of the priesthood: they are diligent to observe whatever may nearly or remotely blemish it. Francis Atterbury.

    Nearly it now concerns us, to be sure
    Of our omnipotence. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. v.

    It concerneth them nearly, to preserve that government which they had trusted with their money. Jonathan Swift, Miscel.


  1. nearly

    Nearly is an adverb used to indicate that something is not completely the case but is very close to being so. It often refers to something that has almost but not completely happened, or is almost but not exactly accurate or right.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nearlyadverb

    in a near manner; not remotely; closely; intimately; almost


  1. nearLY

    Nearly is the solo musical project of former Nine Inch Nails drummer, Jerome Dillon. Dillon plays most of the music himself. The 2005 debut release is entitled Reminder. Claudia Sarne contributes the vocals. Jerome is currently in the studio with engineer/programmer Joshua Kincheloe working on the follow-up to reminder.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'nearLY' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #925

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'nearLY' in Written Corpus Frequency: #660

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'nearLY' in Adverbs Frequency: #93

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nearLY in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nearLY in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of nearLY in a Sentence

  1. Ian Moss:

    Each of these five individuals was unanimously approved for transfer more nearly five years ago by six departments and agencies through the 2009 executive order task force.

  2. Denise Woodard:

    I tried to raise seed funding, but I got nearly 100 ‘no’s.

  3. Larry Elder:

    I just had a nearly 40 minute interview with the Los Angeles Times this morning, i am accessible.

  4. Scotlands Andy Quay:

    My friend had only just got the bike, and I was helping him put it in the back of the van when it went off and nearly broke my wrist.

  5. District Judge Amit Mehta:

    My experience is that they are going to designate all or nearly all of the information that they produce as highly confidential, that’s what’s going to happen.

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    express strong disapproval of
    A observe
    B depend
    C condemn
    D attend

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