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Definition of "almost" [al•most]

  • Slightly short of; not quite; nearly: almost time to go; was almost asleep; had almost finished. See Usage Note at none. (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "almost" in a sentence
  • "Thanks Aria - the chard is almost too lovely to eat..almost;"
  • "She almost -- not really, but _almost_ -- wished she had gone home with her mother."
  • "They might come and ask him questions, and he might even admit almost all -- _almost_ all, and they could do nothing, for no one had seen what he had done to Toni in the wood."