Almost nothing
Almost Al"most ([add]l"m[=o]st), adv. [AS. ealm[ae]st, [ae]lm[ae]st, quite the most, almost all; eal (OE. al) all + m?st most.] Nearly; well nigh; all but; for the greatest part. [1913 Webster]

Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian. --Acts xxvi. 28. [1913 Webster]

{Almost never}, hardly ever; scarcely ever.

{Almost nothing}, scarcely anything. [1913 Webster]


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  • Almost — Al most ([add]l m[=o]st), adv. [AS. ealm[ae]st, [ae]lm[ae]st, quite the most, almost all; eal (OE. al) all + m?st most.] Nearly; well nigh; all but; for the greatest part. [1913 Webster] Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian. Acts xxvi. 28 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Almost never — Almost Al most ([add]l m[=o]st), adv. [AS. ealm[ae]st, [ae]lm[ae]st, quite the most, almost all; eal (OE. al) all + m?st most.] Nearly; well nigh; all but; for the greatest part. [1913 Webster] Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian. Acts… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • almost - nearly — ◊ used to modify adjectives and noun groups Almost and nearly both mean not completely or not quite . They are usually used in front of adjectives or noun groups. The hay was almost ready for cutting. We re nearly ready now. I spent almost a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • nothing — noth|ing [ nʌθıŋ ] pronoun *** 1. ) not anything: There was nothing in the room except for a mattress. She waited and watched, but nothing happened. nothing at all: I knew nothing at all about taking care of babies. nothing else: The smoke alarms …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • almost — /awl mohst, awl mohst /, adv. very nearly; all but: almost every house; almost the entire symphony; to pay almost nothing for a car; almost twice as many books. [bef. 1000; ME; OE (e)al mast, var. of AEL MAEST nearly] Syn. ALMOST (MOST), NEARLY,… …   Universalium

  • almost — al|most W1S1 [ˈo:lməust US ˈo:lmoust, o:lˈmoust] adv [: Old English; Origin: ealmAst, from eall all + mAst mostly ] nearly, but not completely or not quite ▪ Have you almost finished? ▪ Supper s almost ready. ▪ It was almost midnight. ▪ Almost… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • almost — al•most [[t]ˈɔl moʊst, ɔlˈmoʊst[/t]] adv. use very nearly; all but: almost every house; to pay almost nothing for a car[/ex] • Etymology: bef. 1000; ME; OE (e)almāst, var. of æl mǣst; see all most …   From formal English to slang

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