Almost - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɔːlmoʊst|  American pronunciation of the word almost
Brit.  |ˈɔːlməʊst|  British pronunciation of the word almost

adverb

- (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but(syn: about, most, near, nearly, nigh, virtually, well-nigh)

the baby was almost asleep when the alarm sounded
we're almost finished

Examples

Analysts predict that rates will rise by almost 40 percent.

Goats will eat almost anything.

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

Have you almost finished?

Supper's almost ready.

It was almost midnight.

Almost nothing was done to improve the situation.

The story is almost certainly true.

He's almost as old as I am.

She visits her son almost every day.

the baby was almost asleep when the alarm sounded

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