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Definitions for nearly
ˈnɪər linear·ly

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word nearly.

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

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.

ChatGPT

  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

Wikidata

  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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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. Vikas Deshmukh:

    Sowing has nearly stopped due to the dry spell. Even sown crops are under severe stress.

  2. Chef Chris Galarza:

    It’s not true at all that gas stoves cook better, in fact, you can cook about 38.6 pounds of food per hour with your gas range, and it’s going to take time and elbow grease to clean and degrease it afterward. With induction, you can cook 70.9 pounds of food per hour – nearly double the amount of food – and your clean up is going to be a lot easier.

  3. Adam Green:

    It's notable that on nearly every single issue important to progressives if we didn't enter the endzone we are only one or two yards away, and that means all these issues are live balls in the next election and future legislative fights, that's why it feels different than the Obama days.

  4. William Cobbett:

    To be poor and independent is very nearly an impossibility.

  5. Shingi Yamagiwa:

    We expect Japan's premiums to stay nearly flat at around $100 through next year, although it may temporarily fall $10 or $20 from the level.

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