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adjective (a)

  • not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances (adj.all)
    Synonym: close, nigh
    Antonym: far
    Near neighbors.
    In the near future.
    They are near equals.
    His nearest approach to success.
    A very near thing.
    A near hit by the bomb.
    She was near tears.
    source: wordnet30
  • Not far distant in time, place, or degree; not remote; close at hand; adjacent; neighboring; nigh. (adjective)
    source: webster1913

preposition (pre)

  • Adjacent to; close by; not far from; nigh; as, the ship sailed near the land. See the Note under near, a. (preposition)
    source: webster1913

adverb (r)

  • near in time or place or relationship (adv.all)
    As the wedding day drew near.
    Stood near the door.
    Don't shoot until they come near.
    Getting near to the true explanation.
    Her mother is always near.
    source: wordnet30
  • (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but (adv.all)
    He nearly fainted.
    I was near exhausted by the run.
    source: wordnet30
  • At a little distance, in place, time, manner, or degree; not remote; nigh. (adverb)
    source: webster1913

adjective satellite (s)

  • being on the left side (adj.all)
    Synonym: nigh
    The near or nigh horse is the one on the left.
    The animal's left side is its near or nigh side.
    source: wordnet30
  • closely resembling the genuine article (adj.all)
    Near beer.
    A dress of near satin.
    source: wordnet30
  • giving or spending with reluctance (adj.all)
    Very close (or near) with his money.
    source: wordnet30
  • with or in a close or intimate relationship (adj.all)
    Synonym: dear, good
    My sisters and brothers are near and dear.
    source: wordnet30
  • very close in resemblance (adj.all)
    Synonym: approximate
    A near likeness.
    source: wordnet30

verb (v)

  • move towards (verb.motion)
    They are drawing near.
    The enemy army came nearer and nearer.
    source: wordnet30
  • To approach; to come nearer; as, the ship neared the land. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To draw near; to approach. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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