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Definitions for near

  • adverb - (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"
  • adverb - 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"
  • adjective - 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"
  • adjective - very close in resemblance; "sketched in an approximate likeness"; "a near likeness"
  • adjective - with or in a close or intimate relationship; "a good friend"; "my sisters and brothers are near and dear"
  • adjective - giving or spending with reluctance; "our cheeseparing administration"; "very close (or near) with his money"; "a penny-pinching miserly old man"
  • adjective - closely resembling the genuine article; "near beer"; "a dress of near satin"
  • adjective - 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"
  • verb - move towards; "We were approaching our destination"; "They are drawing near"; "The enemy army came nearer and nearer"
  • Synonyms for near

    cheeseparing approximate penny-pinching dear skinny good nearly close about nigh almost virtually most well-nigh come on come near go up draw near approach draw close

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    Holonyms for near

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    Hyponyms for near

    edge in crowd drive up edge up bear down on close bear down upon push

    Hypernyms for near

    come come up

    Meronyms for near

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    Sounds like near

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