al·most /ˈɔlˌmost, ɔlˈ/
Al·most adv. Nearly; well nigh; all but; for the greatest part.
Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian. --Acts xxvi. 28.
Almost never, hardly ever; scarcely ever.
Almost nothing, scarcely anything.
adv : (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite
accomplished; `near' is sometimes used informally for
`nearly' and `most' is sometimes used informally for
`almost'; "the job is (just) about done"; "the baby was
almost asleep when the alarm sounded"; "we're almost
finished"; "the car all but ran her down"; "he nearly
fainted"; "talked for nigh onto 2 hours"; "the
recording is well-nigh perfect"; "virtually all the
parties signed the contract"; "I was near exhausted by
the run"; "most everyone agrees" [syn: about, just
about, most, all but, nearly, near, nigh, virtually,