almost Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Definition of “almost” - English Dictionary

"almost" in American English

See all translations

almostadverb [not gradable]

 us   /ˈɔlˌmoʊst, ɔlˈmoʊst/
nearly but not ​quite: It’ll ​cost almost as much to ​repairyourcomputer as to ​buy a new one. We were ​bitten by ​mosquitoes almost every ​night.
(Definition of almost from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"almost" in British English

See all translations

almostadverb

uk   /ˈɔːl.məʊst/  us   /ˈɑːl.moʊst/
A2 nearly: She's almost 30. It was almost six o'clock when he ​left. I almost ​wish I hadn't ​invited him. It'll ​cost almost as much to ​repair it as it would to ​buy a new one. Almost all the ​passengers on the ​ferry were ​French. They'll almost certainlyforget to do it. The ​town was almost ​entirelydestroyed during the ​war. We were ​bitten by ​mosquitoes almost everynight. The ​boatsank almost immediately after it had ​struck the ​rock. Most ​artistsfind it almost impossible to make a ​living from ​artalone.

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

(Definition of almost from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “almost”
in Korean 거의…
in Arabic تَقريباً…
in Malaysian hampir…
in French presque…
in Russian почти…
in Chinese (Traditional) 幾乎,差不多,差一點,將近…
in Italian quasi…
in Turkish hemen hemen, neredeyse, az kalsın…
in Polish prawie…
in Spanish casi…
in Vietnamese gần như…
in Portuguese quase…
in Thai เกือบจะ…
in German fast, beinahe…
in Catalan gairebé…
in Japanese ほとんど, 危うく, ほぼ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 几乎,差不多,差一点,将近…
in Indonesian hampir…
What is the pronunciation of almost?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

carnival

(a special occasion or period of) public enjoyment and entertainment involving wearing unusual clothes, dancing, and eating and drinking, usually held in the streets of a city

Word of the Day

Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
by Liz Walter,
February 03, 2016
My previous post (My leg hurts: Talking about illness (1)) presented some general vocabulary to use at the doctor’s. This one looks at some more specific areas of illness and explains some useful words and phrases that you may need to use or understand on a visit to the doctor’s. There are several

Read More 

awesomesauce noun
awesomesauce noun
February 01, 2016
slang the state of being extremely good or enjoyable or something or someone that is extremely good or enjoyable Recovering from the awesomesauce of another fab #Vidcon!!

Read More