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almost

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adverb al·most \ˈȯl-ˌmōst, ȯl-ˈ\

Definition of almost

  1. :  very nearly but not exactly or entirely <We're almost there.> <The work is almost done.>

Examples of almost in a sentence

  1. Analysts predict that rates will rise by almost 40 percent.

  2. Goats will eat almost anything.

Origin and Etymology of almost

Middle English, from Old English ealmǣst, from eall + mǣst most


First Known Use: before 12th century


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almost

adjective al·most

Definition of almost

  1. :  very near but not quite <an almost failure>

Examples of almost in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of almost

see 1almost


First Known Use: 1529



ALMOST Defined for Kids

almost

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adverb al·most \ˈȯl-ˌmōst\

Definition of almost for Students

  1. :  only a little less than :  very nearly <We're almost finished.>



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