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Definition of NEAR
Pronunciation : NEAR

verb : NEAR

Source:WordNet 3.1

Adjective : NEAR

Source:WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 2. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 3. (

    ) closely resembling the genuine article; "near beer"; "a dress of near satin" ;

  • 5. (

    ) with or in a close or intimate relationship; "a good friend"; "my sisters and brothers are near and dear" ;

  • 6. (

    ) very close in resemblance; "sketched in an approximate likeness"; "a near likeness" ;

Adverb : NEAR

Source:WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 2. (

    ) (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but; "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" ;


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