near meaning

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near preposition
1. adjacent to; close by; not far from; nigh
  • "the ship sailed near the land"
near adverb
1. near in time or place or relationship
Related: nigh, close
  • "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"
near adjective
1. not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances
Related: close, nigh
Antonyms: 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"
  • "she was close to tears"
  • "had a close call"
2. closely resembling the genuine article
  • "near beer"
  • "a dress of near satin"
about adverb
1. (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but
Related: almost, most, nearly, near, nigh, virtually, well-nigh
  • "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"
approach verb
1. (come) move towards
Related: near, come_on, go_up, draw_near, draw_close, come_near
  • "We were approaching our destination"
  • "They are drawing near"
  • "The enemy army came nearer and nearer"
dear adjective
1. with or in a close or intimate relationship
Related: good, near
  • "a good friend"
  • "my sisters and brothers are near and dear"
approximate adjective
1. very close in resemblance
Related: near
  • "sketched in an approximate likeness"
  • "a near likeness"
near(a) adjective
1. being on the left side
Related: nigh
  • "the near or nigh horse is the one on the left"
  • "the animal's left side is its near or nigh side"
cheeseparing adjective
1. giving or spending with reluctance
Related: close, near, penny-pinching, skinny
  • "our cheeseparing administration"
  • "very close (or near) with his money"
  • "a penny-pinching miserly old man"
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