Definition of almost in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɔːlməʊst/


Not quite; very nearly: he almost knocked Georgina over the place was almost empty blues, jazz—he can play almost anything
More example sentences
  • That's the gem that one of her pet dogs almost ate when she lost it in a hotel room.
  • A guy made a dash for the train door and the door almost closed but he pried it open.
  • I gave him a bone off of one of the plates earlier as a reward and he almost ate the whole thing.
nearly, just about, about, more or less, practically, virtually, all but, as good as, next to, close to, near, nigh on, not far from, not far off, to all intents and purposes, approaching, bordering on, verging on, nearing;
roughly, approximately;
not quite
informal pretty nearly, pretty much, pretty well
literary well-nigh


Old English æl mǣst 'for the most part' (see all, most).

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