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"

Wiktionary

  1. nearlyadverb

    almost, but not quite; slightly short of

    He left a nearly full beer on the bar.

  2. nearlyadverb

    intimately

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nearlyadverb

    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
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. Joe Sertich:

    The preservation of this new skull is spectacular, finally revealing in detail the bones that make up the crest of this amazing dinosaur known by nearly every dinosaur-obsessed kid.

  2. French Prime Minister Manuel Valls:

    Nearly 90 French citizens have died there, weapons in hand to fight against our values.

  3. Jake Carstens:

    It's worth noting that despite Florida Panhandle seeing a bit less of the action compared to other states like Louisiana, landfall locations don't fully describe the range and extent of Fast FactsStorm impacts, hurricane Isaias nearly clipped the east coast of Florida Panhandle and prompted Hurricane Warnings in South Florida for a time. Hurricane Sally in September brought flooding and tornadoes to much of the Florida Panhandle, and came awfully close to tropical storm strength in Hurricane Sally in September early stages when it hit Miami-Dade County.

  4. Nora Sausmikat:

    Bureaucratic hurdles, which have never been easily managed in China, have now become nearly insurmountable.

  5. John Lewis:

    I have been in some kind of fight -- for freedom, equality, basic human rights -- for nearly my entire life. I have never faced a fight quite like the one I have now.

Images & Illustrations of nearly

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    • A. ostensive
    • B. currish
    • C. askant
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