Definition of Almost

1. Adverb. (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but. "Most everyone agrees"

Exact synonyms: About, Most, Near, Nearly, Nigh, Virtually, Well-nigh



Definition of Almost

1. adv. Nearly; well nigh; all but; for the greatest part.

Definition of Almost

1. Adverb. Very close ¹

2. Adverb. Not quite ¹

3. Noun. (informal) Something or someone that doesn't quite make it. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Almost

1. very nearly [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Almost

almond willow
almondine
almondines
almondlike
almonds
almondy
almoner
almoners
almonership
almonerships
almonries
almonry
almorexant
almose
almoses
almost (current term)
almost doesn't count
almost everywhere
almosts
almotriptan
almous
almoxatone
almries
almry
alms
alms-giving
alms box
alms dish
alms tray
almsdeed

Literary usage of Almost

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve (1875)
"On the other hand, almost all the tastes and habits which the equality of ... The cultivation of the ground promises an almost certain result to his ..."

2. Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare (1912)
"... are almost quarrelling again; Cassius is so emotional he almost weeps. ^Cassius lets go all his pent-up anger with some of his emotion, but a good deal ..."

3. The Novels of Jane Austen by Jane Austen (1892)
"... they could not be necessary ; and it was not till Easter-day, almost a week after the gentlemen's arrival, that they were honoured by such an attention, ..."

4. Modern Essays by Christopher Morley (1921)
"THE almost PERFECT STATE By DON MARQUIS Don Marquis is a real name, ... I reprint here two of Mr. Marquis's amiable meditations on the "almost Perfect State ..."

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