Definition of Near

1. Verb. Move towards. "Sam and Sue near"; "The enemy army came nearer and nearer"

Exact synonyms: Approach, Come Near, Come On, Draw Close, Draw Near, Go Up
Generic synonyms: Come, Come Up
Related verbs: Approach, Come Near
Specialized synonyms: Drive Up, Bear Down On, Bear Down Upon, Edge In, Edge Up, Close, Crowd, Push
Entails: Advance, Go On, March On, Move On, Pass On, Progress
Derivative terms: Approach, Approach, Approachable

2. Adjective. Not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances. "Had a close call"
Exact synonyms: Close, Nigh
Attributes: Distance
Similar to: Adjacent, Nearby, Warm, Hot
Derivative terms: Closeness, Nearness
Antonyms: Far

3. Adverb. Near in time or place or relationship. "Don't get too close to the fire"
Exact synonyms: Close, Nigh

4. Adjective. Being on the left side. "The animal's left side is its near or nigh side"
Exact synonyms: Nigh
Similar to: Left

5. Adverb. (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but. "Most everyone agrees"

6. Adjective. Closely resembling the genuine article. "A dress of near satin"
Similar to: Artificial, Unreal

7. Adjective. Giving or spending with reluctance. "A penny-pinching miserly old man"
Exact synonyms: Cheeseparing, Close, Penny-pinching, Skinny
Similar to: Stingy, Ungenerous
Derivative terms: Closeness, Penny-pinching

8. Adjective. With or in a close or intimate relationship. "My sisters and brothers are near and dear"
Exact synonyms: Dear, Good
Similar to: Close

9. Adjective. Very close in resemblance. "A near likeness"
Exact synonyms: Approximate
Similar to: Close

Definition of Near

1. adv. At a little distance, in place, time, manner, or degree; not remote; nigh.

2. a. Not far distant in time, place, or degree; not remote; close at hand; adjacent; neighboring; nigh.

3. prep. Adjacent to; close by; not far from; nigh; as, the ship sailed near the land. See the Note under near, a.

4. v. t. To approach; to come nearer; as, the ship neared the land.

5. v. i. To draw near; to approach.

Definition of Near

1. Adjective. (context: of an animate or inanimate object) physically close. ¹

2. Adjective. (context: of an event) approaching ¹

3. Adjective. approximate, almost ¹

4. Adverb. Having a small intervening distance with regard to something. ¹

5. Adverb. (colloquial) nearly ¹

6. Preposition. close to, in close proximity to. ¹

7. Preposition. close to in time. ¹

8. Verb. To decrease the distance to something. ¹

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Definition of Near

1. situated within a short distance [adj NEARER, NEAREST] / to approach [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: approach

Medical Definition of Near

1. 1. Not far distant in time, place, or degree; not remote; close at hand; adjacent; neighboring; nigh. "As one near death." "He served great Hector, and was ever near, Not with his trumpet only, but his spear." (Dryden) 2. Closely connected or related. "She is thy father's near kinswoman." (Lev. Xviii. 12) 3. Close to one's interests, affection, etc.; touching, or affecting intimately; intimate; dear; as, a near friend. 4. Close to anything followed or imitated; not free, loose, or rambling; as, a version near to the original. 5. So as barely to avoid or pass injury or loss; close; narrow; as, a near escape. 6. 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, . 7. Immediate; direct; close; short. "The nearest way." 8. Close-fisted; parsimonious. Near may properly be followed by to before the thing approached'; but more frequently to is omitted, and the adjective or the adverb is regarded as a preposition. The same is also true of the word nigh. Synonym: Nigh, close, adjacent, proximate, contiguous, present, ready, intimate, dear. Origin: See Near. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Near

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neap tides
near (current term)
near-Earth object
near-death experience
near-death experiences
near-minimal pair
near-minimal pairs
near-total thyroidectomy
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