almost

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
al•most /ˈɔlmoʊst, ɔlˈmoʊst/USA pronunciation   adv. 
  1. Pronounsvery nearly;
    all but:to pay almost nothing for a car.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
al•most  (ôlmōst, ôl mōst),USA pronunciation adv. 
  1. Pronounsvery nearly;
    all but:almost every house; to pay almost nothing for a car;almost twice as many books.
  • bef. 1000; Middle English; Old English (e)al māst, variant of æl mǣst nearly
    Almost (most), nearly, well-nigh all mean within a small degree of or short space of. Almost implies very little short of:almost exhausted; almost home.Most is colloquial for almost. Nearly implies a slightly greater distance or degree than almost:nearly well; nearly to the city.Well-nigh, a more literary word, implies a barely appreciable distance or extent:well-nigh forgotten; well-nigh home.
    See  most. 


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

almost /ˈɔːlməʊst/ adv
  1. little short of being; very nearly



'almost' also found in these entries:
Collocations: (am) almost [done, ready, finished, through], (is) almost [done, ready, finished, complete], almost [extinct, dead, impossible], more...

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