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The kind of people that love 'The Rocketeer' are the kind of people that love good storytelling and innocence and a better world, so to speak, so they're almost always nice people to bump into.
Billy Campbell

Meaning of "almost" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ALMOST

almost  [ˈɔːlməʊst] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ALMOST

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Almost is an adverb.
The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES ALMOST MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Almost

In set theory, when dealing with sets of infinite size, the term almost or nearly is used to mean all the elements except for finitely many. In other words, an infinite set S that is a subset of another infinite set L, is almost L if the subtracted set L\S is of finite size. Examples: ▪ The set is almost N for any k in N, because only finitely many natural numbers are less than k. ▪ The set of prime numbers is not almost N because there are infinitely many natural numbers that are not prime numbers. This is conceptually similar to the almost everywhere concept of measure theory, but is not the same. For example, the Cantor set is uncountably infinite, but has Lebesgue measure zero. So a real number in is a member of the complement of the Cantor set almost everywhere, but it is not true that the complement of the Cantor set is almost the real numbers in.

Definition of almost in the English dictionary

The definition of almost in the dictionary is little short of being; very nearly.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ALMOST


foremost
ˈfɔːˌməʊst
furthermost
ˈfɜːðəˌməʊst
hindmost
ˈhaɪndˌməʊst
innermost
ˈɪnəˌməʊst
leftmost
ˈlɛftˌməʊst
lowermost
ˈləʊəˌməʊst
most
məʊst
northernmost
ˈnɔːðənˌməʊst
outermost
ˈaʊtəˌməʊst
outmost
ˈaʊtˌməʊst
rearmost
ˈrɪəˌməʊst
rightmost
ˈraɪtˌməʊst
southernmost
ˈsʌðənˌməʊst
southmost
ˈsaʊθˌməʊst
topmost
ˈtɒpˌməʊst
upmost
ˈʌpˌməʊst
uppermost
ˈʌpəˌməʊst
utmost
ˈʌtˌməʊst
uttermost
ˈʌtəˌməʊst
westernmost
ˈwɛstənˌməʊst

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ALMOST

almond
almond essence
almond extract
almond green
almond oil
almond paste
almond tree
almond willow
almond-eyed
almond-shaped
almondy
almoner
almonries
almonry
Almoravid
Almoravide
alms
almsgiver
almsgiving
almshouse

WORDS THAT END LIKE ALMOST

aftermost
at most
backmost
bottommost
deepmost
endmost
hindermost
hithermost
inmost
lattermost
middlemost
midmost
nethermost
northmost
sternforemost
sternmost
than most
the devil take the hindmost
the most
undermost

Synonyms and antonyms of almost in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ALMOST»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «almost» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of almost

Translation of «almost» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ALMOST

Find out the translation of almost to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of almost from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «almost» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

几乎
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

casi
570 millions of speakers

English

almost
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लगभग
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تَقْرِيباً
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

почти
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

quase
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রায়
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

presque
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

hampir
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

fast
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ほとんど
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

거의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Meh
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

gần như
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கிட்டத்தட்ட
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जवळपास
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

neredeyse
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

quasi
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

prawie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

майже
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

aproape
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σχεδόν
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

byna
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

nästan
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

nesten
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of almost

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ALMOST»

The term «almost» is very widely used and occupies the 1.684 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ALMOST» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «almost» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «almost» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about almost

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10 QUOTES WITH «ALMOST»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word almost.
1
Sam Abell
In almost every photograph I have ever made, there is something I would do to complete it. I take that to be the spirit hole or the deliberate mistake that's in a Navajo rug to not be godlike, but to be human.
2
Roger Ailes
I think almost everything in life is life-experience, personality-driven.
3
Michael Arad
No rendering can really simulate the way the light bounces off the bronze panel. From some angles, it's almost a mirror, and from others it's a matte surface.
4
W. H. Auden
Almost all of our relationships begin and most of them continue as forms of mutual exploitation, a mental or physical barter, to be terminated when one or both parties run out of goods.
5
Fredrik Bajer
Indeed; peace literature is almost exclusively read, though to good effect, by pacifists, while what is needed is the canvassing of those who have not so far been won to the cause.
6
Mario Balotelli
Many stories are invented about me - too many stories; almost everyone uses me, and I'd say about 0.01 percent of the gossip is true.
7
Iain Banks
Torture is such a slippery slope; as soon as you allow a society or any legal system to do that, almost instantly you get a situation where people are being tortured for very trivial reasons.
8
Jodi Benson
I really like worship music. It settles my soul. Gets me back on track. The lyrics are almost like a prayer, so it's my go-to.
9
Kate Bosworth
I almost envy people who say whatever they want.
10
Billy Campbell
The kind of people that love 'The Rocketeer' are the kind of people that love good storytelling and innocence and a better world, so to speak, so they're almost always nice people to bump into.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ALMOST»

Discover the use of almost in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to almost and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Almost Christian: What the Faith of Our Teenagers is Telling ...
Based on the National Study of Youth and Religion--the same invaluable data as its predecessor, Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers--Kenda Creasy Dean's compelling new book, Almost Christian, investigates ...
Kenda Creasy Dean, 2010
2
Almost Home: My Life Story
Read this book and know the truth about him. It is an urgent message from death row; the whole story of who Damien Echols really is.
Damien Echols, 2005
3
Almost Perfect Crimes: Mini-mysteries for You to Solve
Presents seventeen short crime stories with sections giving clues and solutions for each.
Hy Conrad, 1995
4
Kantian Ethics Almost Without Apology
Marcia W. Baron develops and assesses the criticism, which she sees as comprising two objections: that duty plays too large a role, leaving no room for the supererogatory, and that Kant places too much value on acting from duty.
Marcia W. Baron, 1999
5
Almost Home
Newbery Honor winner Joan Bauer's new novel will touch your heart When twelve-year-old Sugar's grandfather dies and her gambling father takes off yet again, Sugar and her mother lose their home in Missouri.
Joan Bauer, 2012
6
Almost Home: Helping Kids Move from Homelessness to Hope
This book offers a glimpse into the lives of the 1.6 million young people in North America who run away or are kicked out of their homes each year, grappling with issues such as family violence, prostitution, teen parenthood, rejection ...
Kevin Ryan, Tina Kelley, 2012
7
In the Almost Promised Land: American Jews and Blacks, 1915-1935
"Diner has neither idolized nor debunked the Jewish leaders who sought to help blacks achieve a better life.
Hasia R. Diner, 1995
8
Almost Single
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Advaita Kala, 2009
9
Almost Perfect
But once Logan comes to terms with what happened, he reaches out to Sage in an attempt to understand her situation. But Logan has no idea how rocky the road back to friendship will be. From the Hardcover edition.
Brian Katcher, 2009
10
Almost a Miracle: The American Victory in the War of ...
The story that unfolds is at times a tale of folly, at times one of appalling misinformation and confusion, and now and then one of insightful and dauntless statesmanship.
John Ferling, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ALMOST»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term almost is used in the context of the following news items.
1
In old Tehran, real-estate prices have left almost nothing intact
Known as the longest street in the Middle East, Valiasr spans the city from south to north, and reminds you that Tehran is almost surrounded by ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Bad loans almost half of PSU bank's capital base: Fitch
MUMBAI: Bad loans will add up to almost half of the equity capital of public sector banks if even a fifth of the loans they have recently ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
3
Tony Abbott's 'almost Mandela moment' on Indigenous recognition
The strategy to end the silence on Indigenous Australians was almost as unlikely as the man who proposed it in the midst of a meeting without ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
4
Robert Streb almost won at Greenbrier with sand wedge as his putter
Robert Streb almost won The Greenbrier Classic on Sunday playing the back nine at the Old White TPC with 13 clubs in the bag. You're ... «Yahoo Sports, Jul 15»
5
Galaxy almost 5 billion light-years away discovered by WA desert …
A high-tech telescope situated in Western Australia's desert has discovered a galaxy almost five billion light-years away. Six satellite dishes in a ... «ABC Online, Jul 15»
6
Roadshow: El Camino-101 'smart highway' project almost ready
Q I hope you can solve a mystery for me. In my area there are many road signs along El Camino Real and other streets that just say "101" with ... «San Jose Mercury News, Jul 15»
7
Recreating History! Prince George wears almost Identical Outfit to …
Almost 2-year-old Prince George attended the christening of his sister Princess Charlotte yesterday in King's Lynn, England and he had on the ... «Bella Naija, Jul 15»
8
Forex - NZD/USD almost unchanged at 5-year trough
Investing.com - The New Zealand dollar was almost unchanged against its U.S. counterpart on Monday, hovering at a five-year trough as risk ... «Investing.com, Jul 15»
9
'Almost dying changed my life': Jojo Sutherland became a comedian …
AFTER struggling for years as a single parent, surviving a brain haemorrhage gave Jojo Sutherland the drive to follow her dream and become ... «Scottish Daily Record, Jul 15»
10
Drug dealer in vile Aids taunt has sentence almost halved
A drug dealer who was jailed after he told his girlfriend he hoped her young daughter 'dies of Aids' has had his sentence almost halved by ... «expressandstar.com, Jul 15»

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