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Definitions of near

  1. To draw near. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To approach; come close to. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To approach: to come nearer to. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4. To draw near; to approach. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To approach; to come nearer; to draw near. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6. Adjacent to; close by; not far from; nigh; as, the ship sailed near the land. See the Note under near, a. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Close to. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. At no great distance from; close to, followed by to, expressed or understood, as the ship is near the harbour. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. Nearness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; `near' is sometimes used informally for `nearly' and `most' is sometimes used informally for `almost'; "the job is (just) about done"; "the baby was almost asleep when the alarm sounded"; "we're almost finished"; "the car all but ran her down"; "he nearly fainted"; "talked for nigh onto 2 hours"; "the recording is well-nigh perfect"; "virtually all the parties signed the contract"; "I was near exhausted by the run"; "most everyone agrees" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. near in time or place or relationship; "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"; "The end draws nigh"; "the bullet didn't come close"; "don't get too close to the fire" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. At a little distance, in place, time, manner, or degree; not remote; nigh. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Nearly; almost; well-nigh. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Closely; intimately. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Not far distant in time, place, or degree; not remote; close at hand; adjacent; neighboring; nigh. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Closely connected or related. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Close to one's interests, affection, etc.; touching, or affecting intimately; intimate; dear; as, a near friend. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Close to anything followed or imitated; not free, loose, or rambling; as, a version near to the original. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. So as barely to avoid or pass injury or loss; close; narrow; as, a near escape. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Next to the driver, when he is on foot; in the Unted States, on the left of an animal or a team; as, the near ox; the near leg. See Off side, under Off, a. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. To approach; to come nearer; as, the ship neared the land. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. At a little distance; almost; closely. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  23. Nearly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. At a little distance: almost. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  25. Close by. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. At little distance; nearly; closely. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. Almost; within a little. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  28. giving or spending with reluctance; "our cheeseparing administration"; "very close (or near) with his money"; "a penny-pinching miserly old man" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  29. not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances; "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"; "she was close to tears"; "had a close call" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  30. with or in a close or intimate relationship; "a good friend"; "my sisters and brothers are near and dear" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  31. closely resembling the genuine article; "near beer"; "a dress of near satin" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  32. being on the left side; "the near or nigh horse is the one on the left"; "the animal's left side is its near or nigh side" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  33. Immediate; direct; close; short. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. Close-fisted; parsimonious. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. Not far distant in time, place, or degree; close, intimate; dear; as, near to my heart; familiar; narrow; in riding or driving, on the left; as, the near horse; direct or quick; as, to go by the near way; mean or stingy. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  36. Nigh: not far distant: intimate: dear: close to anything followed or imitated: direct: stingy. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  37. Not far; almost. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  38. Not far; close; intimate. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  39. Not far removed; close; familiar; intimate; in riding or driving, placed on the left. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  40. Nigh; not far distant: closely related; intimate; united in close ties; dear; affecting one's interest or feelings; close; parsimonious; stipgy; next to one. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  41. Not far distant; intimate; closely related by blood or affection; literal; not loose or rambling; direct; short; next to one; parsimonious; on the left, opposed to off in riding or driving. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for near

  1. " Then I believe the Pawnees are near White Otter told him. – Three Sioux Scouts by Elmer Russell Gregor
  2. Angela came near saying, " So it is mine." – The Port of Adventure by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
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