Meaning of ALMOST in English

ALMOST

I. ˈȯl-ˌmōst, ȯl-ˈ adverb

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English ealmǣst, from eall + mǣst most

Date: before 12th century

: very nearly but not exactly or entirely

we're almost there

II. adjective

Date: 1709

: very near but not quite

an almost failure

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