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near

adjective (a)

  • not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances (adj.all)
    Synonym: close, nigh
    Antonym: far
    Example:
    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)
    Example:
    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)
    Example:
    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
    Example:
    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)
    Example:
    Near beer.
    A dress of near satin.
    source: wordnet30
  • giving or spending with reluctance (adj.all)
    Example:
    Very close (or near) with his money.
    source: wordnet30
  • with or in a close or intimate relationship (adj.all)
    Synonym: dear, good
    Example:
    My sisters and brothers are near and dear.
    source: wordnet30
  • very close in resemblance (adj.all)
    Synonym: approximate
    Example:
    A near likeness.
    source: wordnet30

verb (v)

  • move towards (verb.motion)
    Example:
    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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