al|most [ `ɔlmoust ] adverb ***
nearly but not completely:
Are you ready? Almost! I'm just putting my shoes on.
It's almost a year since she died.
The baby's almost walking now.
almost all: Almost all of the students here are from South America.
almost every/everyone/everything etc.: Almost everything was lost in the fire.
almost Sam's almost as tall as his mother.
almost certainly: Anne will almost certainly get the job, don't you think?

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.