near


near
nɪr /nɪə adj. close; close in time; closer; intimate; of the last moment; stingy; left-handed adv. close by; close in time; almost v. approach (a time or a place) prep. close to; in the vicinity

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  • Near — Near, a. [Compar. {Nearer}; superl. {Nearest}.] [See {Near}, adv.] 1. Not far distant in time, place, or degree; not remote; close at hand; adjacent; neighboring; nigh. As one near death. Shak. [1913 Webster] He served great Hector, and was ever… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Near — (n[=e]r), adv. [AS. ne[ a]r, compar. of ne[ a]h nigh. See {Nigh}.] 1. At a little distance, in place, time, manner, or degree; not remote; nigh. [1913 Webster] My wife! my traitress! let her not come near me. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Nearly;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Near — Near, prep. Adjacent to; close by; not far from; nigh; as, the ship sailed near the land. See the Note under {near}, a. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Near — Near, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Neared}; p. pr. & vb. n {Nearing}.] [See {Near}, adv.] To approach; to come nearer; as, the ship neared the land. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Near — Near, v. i. To draw near; to approach. [1913 Webster] A speck, a mist, a shape, I wist! And still it neared, and neared. Coleridge. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • near — I. adverb Etymology: Middle English ner, partly from ner nearer, from Old English nēar, comparative of nēah nigh; partly from Old Norse nær nearer, comparative of nā nigh more at nigh Date: 13th century 1. at, within, or to a short distance or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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