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nearly meaning

EN[ˈnɪəli] [ˈnɪɹli] [ˈniːɹli]
US
WNearly
  • Nearly (often stylised as NearLY) is the solo musical project of former Nine Inch Nails drummer, Jerome Dillon. Dillon plays most of the music himself. The 2005 debut release is entitled Reminder. Claudia Sarne (of 12 Rounds) contributes the vocals.
  • Jerome is currently in the studio with engineer/programmer Joshua Kincheloe working on the follow-up to reminder.

    Definition of nearly in English Dictionary

  • AdverbCOMnearlierCOMmore nearlySUPnearliestSUPmost nearlySUF-ly
    1. (now rare) With great scrutiny; carefully.
      1. With close relation; intimately.
        1. Closely, in close proximity.
          1. In close approximation; almost, virtually.
            1. He left a nearly full beer on the bar. ‎
            2. I nearly didn't put this example in. ‎
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • B: "That's a bad place, I tell you, I nearly went moggy in that jungle, hey." A: "That's only because you got that bump on the head, when that bus ran over ..."
            • She was like a Beardsley Salome, he had said. And indeed she had the narrow eyes and the high cheekbone of that creature, and as nearly the sinuosity as is compatible with human symmetry.
            • This includes even more controversial procedures: liposuctions rose to 9,295 from 2,504, and breast augmentations increased nearly sixfold, to 7,882 from 1,326.
          2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
            • Nearly all modern computers use two's complement for integer arithmetic.
            • Nearly a year has passed by since I first laid eyes on him.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Adverbs
            • Degree adverbs
            • Morphemes
              • Suffixes
                • Words by suffix
                  • Words suffixed with -ly

            Other Vocabulary

            Look-Alike Words
            1. en early
            2. en dearly
            3. en neatly
            4. en yearly
            5. en nearby
            Source: Wiktionary
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            Meaning of nearly for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "nearly" is an adverb, more specifically, a degree adverb. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe.
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