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nearly

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adverb near·ly \ˈnir-lē\

Simple Definition of nearly

  • : not completely : almost but not quite

Full Definition of nearly

  1. 1 :  in a close manner or relationship <nearly related>

  2. 2 a :  almost but not quite <nearly identical> <nearly a year later> b :  to the least extent <not nearly as good as we expected>

Examples of nearly

  1. I see her nearly every day.

  2. We lived there for nearly two years.

  3. Nearly all of us got sick that weekend.



1561

First Known Use of nearly

1561

Rhymes with nearly



NEARLY Defined for Kids

nearly

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adverb near·ly \ˈnir-lē\

Definition of nearly

  1. 1 :  in a close manner or relationship <They're nearly related.>

  2. 2 :  almost but not quite <We're nearly finished.>

  3. 3 :  to the least extent <It's not nearly enough.>





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