Almost meaning

ôlmōst, ôl-mōst
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.

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Slightly short of; not quite; nearly.

Almost time to go; was almost asleep; had almost finished.

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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.

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Very nearly but not completely; all but.
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(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.

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Origin of almost

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

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

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

    From Wiktionary