- 1Virtually; almost: the strike lasted practically a fortnight the place was practically emptyMore example sentences
almost, nearly, very nearly, virtually, just about, all but, more or less, not far from, close to, in effect, as good as, to all intents and purposes, approaching, verging on, bordering on, next to, essentially, basically• literary well-nigh
- His suitcase finally turned up almost a month later, but it was practically empty.
- This means, come summer on the Stubai Glacier, the slopes are practically empty.
- Colleges were also practically empty, although the students started going back today.