Definitions for nearly

Definitions for (adv) nearly

Main entry: virtually, well-nigh, near, nearly, nigh, most, about, almost

Definition: (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but

Usage: 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

Main entry: closely, nearly, intimately

Definition: in a close manner

Usage: the two phenomena are intimately connected; the person most nearly concerned

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