almost
英音 [ˈɔːlməʊst]   美音 [ˈɔːlmoʊst]  
高中/CET4/CET6
单词释义 纠错+ 生词本
adv.差不多,几乎
怎么记 纠错 +补充
【词根】all(所有)+most(大部分)→几乎、差不多
【谐音】噢,貌似他→差不多
【串记】
Most hosts are hostile to the foremost ghost hostage almost to the utmost.
大多数主人对最前面的幽灵人质的敌对态度几乎到了极顶。
单词例句
I like almost all of them.
几乎所有的我都喜欢。
You can almost feel the breeze on that day.
那天你几乎能感觉到微风。
Supper's almost ready.
晚饭就要做好了。
辨析记忆
almost / nearly / about / approximately / around / roughly
这些副词均有“大约,差不多”之意。
almost → 指在程度上相差很小,差不多。
nearly与almost含义基本相同,侧重指数量、时间或空间上的接近。
about → 常可分almost和nearly换用,但about用于表示时间、数量的“大约”时,实际数量可能多也可能少。
approximately → 多用于书面语,指精确度接近某个标准以致误差可忽略不计。
around → 多用于非正式场合,常见于美国英语。
roughly → 指按精略估计,常代替about。
考试真题例句(机器翻译仅供参考)

【高考】The heat was unbearable--almost 125°F even in the shade of a cactus.

酷热难耐——即使在仙人掌的阴影下,温度也接近125华氏度。

【六级】I've been looking at what self-proclaimed experts were saying about unemployment during the Great Depression; it was almost identical to what Very Serious People are saying now.

我一直在关注自封的专家们在大萧条期间对失业的看法;这几乎和现在非常严肃的人们所说的一模一样。

【高考】A three-week trial at Holborn last year found that the number of people using escalators at any time of could be raised by almost a third.

去年在霍尔伯恩进行的一项为期三周的试验发现,在任何时候使用自动扶梯的人数都可能增加近三分之一。

【高考】It takes place almost every year all over the world.

它几乎每年都在全世界发生。

【六级】Experts said that whether or not Apple loses this specific case, measures that it could put into place in the future will almost certainly be able to further limit the government's reach.

专家表示,无论苹果是否败诉,未来可能采取的措施几乎肯定能够进一步限制政府的影响力。

【六级】As technology and with it, work emails seeps (渗入) into every aspect of our lives, work-life balance has become an almost meaningless term.

随着科技的发展,工作电子邮件也随之渗透(渗入) 在我们生活的方方面面,工作与生活的平衡已经成为一个几乎毫无意义的术语。

【高考】Erin had gone beyond what almost anyone would have done, finding my house on a bitterly cold night, and for that I was extremely grateful.

艾琳已经超越了几乎任何人都会做的事情,在一个寒冷刺骨的夜晚找到了我的房子,对此我非常感激。

【考研】Almost all of the interior detail is of cast iron or plaster; the use of wood was minimized to insure fire safety.

几乎所有的内部细节都是铸铁或灰泥;为了确保消防安全,尽量减少使用木材。

【考研】If the district finds homework to be unimportant to its students'academic achievement, it should move to reduce or eliminate the assignments, not make them count for almost nothing.

如果学区发现家庭作业对学生的学业成绩不重要,它应该减少或取消家庭作业,而不是让它们几乎一文不值。

【四级】In fact, evidence shows almost dogs stay with one partner their whole lives.

事实上,有证据表明,几乎所有的狗一生都和一个伴侣在一起。

【高考】His black-and-white pictures present a world almost lost in time.

他的黑白照片展现了一个几乎迷失在时间里的世界。

【四级】his name was Marie-Antoine Careme, and he had appeared, one day, almost out of nowhere.

他的名字叫玛丽·安托万·卡莱姆,有一天,他几乎是凭空出现的。

【六级】As technology ( ' , and with it, work emails) seeps ( ' , 渗入 ) into every aspect of our lives, work-life balance has become an almost meaningless term.

随着技术(以及随之而来的工作电子邮件)的渗透,渗入 ) 在我们生活的方方面面,工作与生活的平衡已经成为一个几乎毫无意义的术语。

【四级】It almost never really rains as most people think.

几乎从来没有像大多数人想象的那样真的下雨。

【高考】Within two years it had topped out at almost fourteen hundred feet and was more than half a mile across.

不到两年,它就高达近1400英尺,直径超过半英里。

【高考】They were almost knee-deep when they realized it was a hot spring.

当他们意识到这是一个温泉时,他们几乎齐膝深。

【四级】Almost all companies recognise the importance of innovation today.

如今,几乎所有公司都认识到创新的重要性。

【四级】Genuine criticism creates a precious opening for an author to become better on his own terms—a process that is often extremely painful, but also almost always meaningful.

真正的批评为一位作家创造了一个宝贵的机会,让他能够根据自己的条件变得更好——这一过程通常非常痛苦,但几乎总是有意义的。

【四级】In general, the study found that undergraduates were almost as likely as old people to make this mistake and men as likely as women.

总的来说,研究发现,大学生犯这种错误的可能性几乎与老年人相同,而男性犯这种错误的可能性与女性相同。

【考研】Working with your hands is seen as almost a mark of inferiority.

用手工作几乎被视为自卑的标志。

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