almost

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1al·most

adverb \ˈl-ˌmōst, l-ˈ\

: only a little less than

Full Definition of ALMOST

:  very nearly but not exactly or entirely <we're almost there>

Examples of ALMOST

  1. Analysts predict that rates will rise by almost 40 percent.
  2. Goats will eat almost anything.

Origin of ALMOST

Middle English, from Old English ealmǣst, from eall + ̄st most
First Known Use: before 12th century

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Synonyms
about, all but, borderline, fair [chiefly British], fairly, feckly [chiefly Scottish], more or less, most, much, near, nearly, next to, nigh, practically, somewhere, virtually, well-nigh, as good as, just about, pretty much, within an inch of

2almost

adjective

Definition of ALMOST

:  very near but not quite <an almost failure>

Examples of ALMOST

  1. <burdened with impossibly high expectations, the movie came to be regarded as an almost failure>

First Known Use of ALMOST

1709

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