Word:

Near

Pronunciation: nēr
adv.1.At a little distance, in place, time, manner, or degree; not remote; nigh.
My wife! my traitress! let her not come near me.
- Milton.
2.Nearly; almost; well-nigh.
Near about the yearly value of the land.
- Locke.
3.Closely; intimately.
Far and near
at a distance and close by; throughout a whole region.
To come near to
to want but little of; to approximate to.
Near the wind
(Naut.) close to the wind; closehauled.
- Addison.
a.1.Not far distant in time, place, or degree; not remote; close at hand; adjacent; neighboring; nigh.
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{3}; as, a near escape; a near miss.
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, a.
7.Immediate; direct; close; short.
8.Close-fisted; parsimonious.
prep.1.Adjacent to; close by; not far from; nigh; as, the ship sailed near the land. See the Note under near, a.
v. t.1.To approach; to come nearer; as, the ship neared the land.
[imp. & p. p. Neared ; p. pr. & vb. n Nearing.]
v. i.1.To draw near; to approach.
Verb1.near - move towards; "We were approaching our destination"; "They are drawing near"; "The enemy army came nearer and nearer"
Adj.1.near - 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"
Synonyms: close
Antonyms:
far - at a great distance in time or space or degree; "we come from a far country"; "far corners of the earth"; "the far future"; "a far journey"; "the far side of the road"; "far from the truth"; "far in the future"
2.near - 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"
Synonyms: nigh
3.near - closely resembling the genuine article; "near beer"; "a dress of near satin"
4.near - giving or spending with reluctance; "our cheeseparing administration"; "very close (or near) with his money"; "a penny-pinching miserly old man"
5.near - with or in a close or intimate relationship; "a good friend"; "my sisters and brothers are near and dear"
Synonyms: dear, good
6.near - very close in resemblance; "sketched in an approximate likeness"; "a near likeness"
Synonyms: approximate
Adv.1.near - 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"
Synonyms: close, nigh
2.near - (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; `near' is sometimes used informally for `nearly' and `most' is sometimes used informally for `almost'; "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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