Definition of nearly
- nearly related
- nearly identical
- nearly a year later
- not nearly as good as we expected
I see her nearly every day.
We lived there for nearly two years.
Nearly all of us got sick that weekend.
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as good as, just about, pretty much, within an inch of;
: not completely : almost but not quite
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