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Meaning & Definition of Almost in English





1. (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"
  • about,
  • almost,
  • most,
  • nearly,
  • near,
  • nigh,
  • virtually,
  • well-nigh

Examples of using

Tom takes a bath almost every evening.
Tom got very sick and almost died.
They were almost run over by a truck.