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. House Republican:

    It certainly looked like a ‘Trump effect.’ Within weeks of Donald Trump’s arrival at the White House in January 2017, the number of people caught crossing America’s southern border illegally fell to a 17-year low of 11,127. John Kelly, then secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), attributed the drop to Mr. Trump’s executive orders on immigration.Elaine Duke, the department’s deputy secretary, gave credit to better enforcement of immigration laws. Mr. Trump hailed it as ‘a historic and unprecedented achievement.’ If such an effect did exist, it appears to have been short-lived. On April 5th, the DHS announced that Border Patrol agents apprehended 37,393 people in March, an increase of more than 200% on the previous year. The number of unaccompanied children caught entering illegally jumped by 300%, and the number of families detained while attempting the journey surged by nearly 700%.’.

  2. Michael Heseltine:

    It split the Labour Party ... it kept the Labour Party out of power for nearly two decades.

  3. Andrea Gallagher:

    Weve been patiently waiting for the truth to come out and weve heard from a lot of people who are intent and have colluded for over two years to take down my husband, so to hear today that someone finally had the bravery to stand up for the truth was refreshing after all of these years, this is probably the worst-case scenario of what you could expect as a military family after nearly 20 years of service.

  4. Susan Schneider:

    My husband had unknowingly been bottling a deadly disease, nearly every region of his brain was under attack. He experienced himself disintegrating.

  5. Stephen Legomsky:

    Without taking cultural and psychological factors into account, evaluating the person's credibility becomes nearly impossible.

Images & Illustrations of nearly

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    a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
    • A. incumbent
    • B. indiscernible
    • C. arbitrary
    • D. occlusive

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