What does nearly mean?

Definitions for nearly
ˈnɪər linear·ly

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. about, almost, most, nearly, near, nigh, virtually, well-nigh(adverb)

    (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, nearly(adverb)

    in a close manner

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

Wiktionary

  1. nearly(Adverb)

    almost, but not quite; slightly short of

    He left a nearly full beer on the bar.

  2. nearly(Adverb)

    intimately

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nearly(adverb)

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

Freebase

  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

How to pronounce nearly?

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

How to say nearly in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Donald Yee:

    It's going to be nearly impossible to eliminate mosquitoes of any species, given that doing so requires coordinated efforts of governments, scientists, and the public, with very few exceptions in human history, humans just have not been very good at eliminating mosquitoes, even for short periods of time.

  2. Bobby Elesky:

    There were times when the air quality was so bad that you would just drop to your knees and throw up, we made jokes at the time because we had no idea how serious it was.’ But Elesky says he found out when he returned home in 2005 and was told during a checkup that he had nearly 20 parasites in his body. More than a decade after his return, Elskey has suffered from myriad health issues, including plasmacytoma -- a condition where rare tumors attack soft tissue in the nasal cavity or bone marrow. He is grateful for the treatment he has received from the VA, but said the bureaucracy was difficult to deal with. Elesky said he was initially denied enrollment into the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs’ Burn Pit Registry -- which was created to research and examine the potential threats from burn pit exposure.

  3. Marianne Nyegaard:

    The new species managed to evade discovery for nearly three centuries by ‘hiding’ in a messy history of sunfish taxonomy, partially because they are so difficult to preserve and study, even for natural history museums, that is why we named it Mola tecta (the Hoodwinker Sunfish), derived from the Latin tectus, meaning disguised or hidden.

  4. Chief Executive Paal Kibsgaard:

    As oil prices have nearly doubled from their lows of January 2016, we are now shifting our focus to recover the temporary pricing concessions that have been made.

  5. Bob Geffner:

    There’s no research study that indicates nearly half of these get reported to anybody at any time.

Images & Illustrations of nearly

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