"almost" meaning in English

Adverb

IPA: /ˈɔːl.məʊst/ [UK], /ɔːl.ˈməʊst/ [UK], /ˈɔː(l)məs/ [colloquial, error-unknown-tag, unaccented], /ˈɔl.moʊst/ [US], /ˈɑl.moʊst/ [US], /ˈoʊ.moʊst/ [US] Audio: en-us-inlandnorth-almost.ogg [US-Inland-North], en-us-almost.ogg [US]
  1. Very close to, but not quite. Tags: not-comparable Synonyms (very close to, but not quite): nearly, nigh, well-nigh, near, close to, next to, practically, virtually, not yet, not, all but, as good as, as near as makes no difference [colloquial], near as damn it [colloquial], nigh on, not quite, tantamount to Hypernyms (very close to, but not quite): partially, unsuccessfully Related terms (very close to, but not quite): approximately Translations (very close to): amper (Afrikaans), byna (Afrikaans), ナアニ (naani) (Ainu), ナアニフンコ (naanihunko) (Ainu), ナアニポ (naanipo) (Ainu), schier (Alemannic German), σχεδόν (skhedón) (Ancient Greek), ὀλίγου δεῖν (olígou deîn) (Ancient Greek), ὀλίγου (olígou) (Ancient Greek), تَقْرِيبًا‎ (taqrīban) (Arabic), عَلَى وَشْك‎ (ʿalā wašk) (Arabic), كَادَ‎ (kāda) (note: "to almost do something") [verb] (Arabic), quasi (Aragonese), համարյա (hamarya) (Armenian), գրեթե (gretʿe) (Armenian), cuasi (Asturian), casi (Asturian), az qala (Azerbaijani), az qaldı (Azerbaijani), ама́ль (amálʹ) (Belarusian), няма́ль (njamálʹ) (Belarusian), প্রায় (praẏ) (Bengali), hogos (Breton), hogozik (Breton), почти́ (počtí) (Bulgarian), လုနီးပါး (lu.ni:pa:) (Burmese), gairebé (Catalan), quasi (Catalan), tó'ease- (Cheyenne), skoro (Czech), téměř (Czech), næsten (Danish), bijna (Dutch), nagenoeg (Dutch), vrijwel (Dutch), zo goed als (Dutch), preskaŭ (Esperanto), peaaegu (Estonian), næstan (Faroese), melkein (Finnish), lähes (Finnish), miltei (Finnish), liki (Finnish), presque (French), quasiment (French), case (Galician), თითქმის (titkmis) (Georgian), ლამის (lamis) (Georgian), fast (German), beinahe (German), so gut wie (German), σχεδόν (schedón) (Greek), παραλίγο (paralígo) (Greek), -ngajak (Greenlandic), כִּמְעַט‎ (kim'át) (Hebrew), लगभग (lagbhag) (Hindi), तक़रीबन (taqrīban) (Hindi), प्राय (prāy) (Hindi), majdnem (Hungarian), nærri (Icelandic), preske (Ido), hampir (Indonesian), nyaris (Indonesian), beagnach (Irish), dóbair (Irish), quasi (Italian), aalmos (Jamaican Creole), ほとんど (hotondo) (Japanese), ほぼ (hobo) (Japanese), 大方 (ōkata) (alt: おおかた) (Japanese), дерлік (derlik) (Kazakh), ជិត (cɨt) (Khmer), ស្ទើរតែ (stǝǝ tae) (Khmer), 거의 (geoui) (Korean), 뻔하다 (ppeonhada) (note: used after verbs) [adjective] (Korean), дээрлик (deerlik) (Kyrgyz), ເກືອບ (kư̄ap) (Lao), kuoni (Latgalian), gondreiž (Latgalian), paene (Latin), ferē (Latin), gandrīz (Latvian), beveik (Lithuanian), skóro (Lower Sorbian), речиси (rečisi) (Macedonian), скоро (skoro) (Macedonian), saiky (Malagasy), kważi (Maltese), 幾乎 (Mandarin), 几乎 (jīhū) (Mandarin), 差點 (Mandarin), 差点 (chàdiǎn) (Mandarin), 差一點 (Mandarin), 差一点 (chāyīdiǎn) (Mandarin), 差不多 (chàbuduō) (Mandarin), pitoiti (Maori), pitopitoiti (Maori), tata (Maori), kainamu (Maori), tōtahi (Maori), quaije (Mirandese), бараг (barag) (Mongolian), мөлтөс (möltös) (Mongolian), шахам (shakham) (Mongolian), kʼasdą́ą́ʼ (Navajo), kʼadę́ę (Navajo), teqrîben (Northern Kurdish), nêzîkî (Northern Kurdish), hema-hema (Northern Kurdish), nesten (Norwegian Bokmål), bortimot (Norwegian Bokmål), nesten (Norwegian Nynorsk), bortimot (Norwegian Nynorsk), gaireben (Occitan), quasi (Occitan), quasiben (Occitan), quasiment (Occitan), fornēah (Old English), تقریبا‎ (taqríban) (Pashto), تقریباً‎ (taqriban) (Persian), قریب‎ (qarib) (Persian), knaup (Plautdietsch), afens (Plautdietsch), prawie (Polish), niemalże (Polish), niemal (Polish), omal (Polish), quase (Portuguese), yaqa (Quechua), aproape (Romanian), почти́ (počtí) (Russian), почти́ что (počtí što) (Russian), awmaist (Scots), amaist (Scots), maistly (Scots), maistlins (Scots), скоро [Cyrillic] (Serbo-Croatian), skoro [Roman] (Serbo-Croatian), skoro (Slovak), takmer (Slovak), skôraj (Slovene), casi (Spanish), por poco (Spanish), nästan (Swedish), närapå (Swedish), тақрибан (taqriban) (Tajik), қариб (qarib) (Tajik), దాదాపు (dādāpu) (Telugu), దరిదాపు (daridāpu) (Telugu), เกือบ (gʉ̀ʉap) (Thai), klosap (Tok Pisin), neredeyse (Turkish), ма́йже (májže) (Ukrainian), сливе́ (slyvé) (Ukrainian), تقریباً‎ (taqrīban) (Urdu), deyarli (Uzbek), qariyb (Uzbek), taqriban (Uzbek), gần (Vietnamese), gần như (Vietnamese), hầu như (Vietnamese), bron (Welsh), hast (West Frisian), fögänä (Westrobothnian), כּמעט‎ (kimat) (Yiddish)
The following are not (yet) sense-disambiguated
Synonyms: aulmos [English, Jamaican]

Noun

Forms: almosts [plural] IPA: /ˈɔːl.məʊst/ [UK], /ɔːl.ˈməʊst/ [UK], /ˈɔː(l)məs/ [colloquial, error-unknown-tag, unaccented], /ˈɔl.moʊst/ [US], /ˈɑl.moʊst/ [US], /ˈoʊ.moʊst/ [US] Audio: en-us-inlandnorth-almost.ogg [US-Inland-North], en-us-almost.ogg [US]
  1. Something or someone that doesn't quite make it. Tags: informal Synonyms: aulmos [English, Jamaican]

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