Almost (adverb)

  1. Nearly, but not quite.
  2. Virtually, all but.
  3. Not quite, not entirely.


From middle english almost, from old english ǣlċeost, from ǣlc ("all") + -eost ("-most"), formed as if it were a superlative form of all. cognate with german fast, dutch bijna, swedish nästan.


  1. I almost finished the book.
  2. He almost won the race.
  3. She almost passed the test.
  4. They almost caught the train.
  5. It's almost time for dinner.
Some random words: pity, unvaried, haversack