Almost Definition

ôlmōst, ôl-mōst
adverb
Slightly short of; not quite; nearly.
Almost time to go; was almost asleep; had almost finished.
American Heritage
Very nearly but not completely; all but.
Webster's New World
Almost is defined as there is only a little way to go to reach a certain point.
An example of almost is being on the brink of bankruptcy.
YourDictionary

Very close to, but not quite.

Almost all people went there. - Not all but very close to it.
We almost missed the train. - Not missed but very close to it.
Wiktionary
noun
(informal) Something or someone that doesn't quite make it.
In all the submissions, they found four papers that were clearly worth publishing and another dozen almosts.
Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Almost

Noun

Singular:
almost
Plural:
almosts

Origin of Almost

  • From Middle English, from Old English eallmǣst (“nearly all, almost, for the most part”), equivalent to all-- +‎ most.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old English ealmǣst eall all all mǣst most most

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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