What is nearly?

  • (adv): In a close manner.
    Example: "The person most nearly concerned"
    Synonyms: closely, intimately
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More definitions of "nearly":

  • (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'.
    Example: "He nearly fainted"
    Synonyms: about, just about, almost, most, all but, near, nigh, virtually, well-nigh