Definitions of barely

  1. by a small margin; "they could barely hear the speaker"; "we hardly knew them"; "just missed being hit"; "had scarcely rung the bell when the door flew open"; "would have scarce arrived before she would have found some excuse to leave"- W.B.Yeats Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Without covering; nakedly. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Without concealment or disguise. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. But just; without any excess; with nothing to spare ( of quantity, time, etc.); hence, scarcely; hardly; as, there was barely enough for all; he barely escaped. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Only just; scarcely; boldly; plainly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. In a bare manner. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for barely

  1. " Of course," he replied quickly, " I know you and Mae never agree, that you barely stand each other. – Mae Madden by Mary Murdoch Mason
  2. Then Marguerite heard in a whisper so soft that it barely reached her ears, I love you! – With Hoops of Steel by Florence Finch Kelly