Definition of nearly adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



almost; not quite; not completely
The bottle's nearly empty.I've worked here for nearly two years.It's nearly time to leave.The audience was nearly all men.He's nearly as tall as you are.They're nearly always late. note at almostIDIOM

not nearly

much less than; not at all
It's not nearly as hot as last year.There isn't nearly enough time to get there now.not nearly