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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [awl-mohst, awl-mohst]
    • /ˈɔl moʊst, ɔlˈmoʊst/
    • /ˈɔːlməʊst/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [awl-mohst, awl-mohst]
    • /ˈɔl moʊst, ɔlˈmoʊst/

Definitions of almost word

  • adverb almost You use almost to indicate that something is not completely the case but is nearly the case. 3
  • adverb almost little short of being; very nearly 3
  • adverb almost very nearly but not completely; all but 3
  • adverb almost very nearly; all but: almost every house; almost the entire symphony; to pay almost nothing for a car; almost twice as many books. 1
  • noun almost See most.   1
  • noun almost Not quite ; very nearly. 1

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Origin of almost

First appearance:

before 1000
One of the 6% oldest English words
before 1000; Middle English; Old English (e)al māst, variant of æl mǣst nearly

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Parts of speech for Almost


almost popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 88% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

almost usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for almost

adv almost

  • around — To be positioned around a place or object means to surround it or be on all sides of it. To move around a place means to go along its edge, back to your starting point.
  • practically — in effect; virtually: It is practically useless to protest.
  • roughly — having a coarse or uneven surface, as from projections, irregularities, or breaks; not smooth: rough, red hands; a rough road.
  • approximately — close to; around; roughly or in the region of
  • most — great in quantity, measure, or degree: too much cake.

adjective almost

  • approximate — An approximate number, time, or position is close to the correct number, time, or position, but is not exact.
  • barely — You use barely to say that something is only just true or only just the case.
  • scantily — scant in amount, quantity, etc.; barely sufficient.
  • pushing — that pushes.

preposition almost

  • in relation to — an existing connection; a significant association between or among things: the relation between cause and effect.
  • in general — of or relating to all persons or things belonging to a group or category: a general meeting of the employees.
  • at the point of — very close to; on the verge of
  • over against — in opposition to; contrary to; adverse or hostile to: twenty votes against ten; against reason.
  • contra — against

adverb almost

  • more or less — in greater quantity, amount, measure, degree, or number: I need more money.

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