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  Definition of near
  1. move towards; "We were approaching our destination"; "They are drawing near"; "The enemy army came nearer and nearer"
  2. 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";
  3. very close in resemblance; "sketched in an approximate likeness"; "a near likeness"
  4. with or in a close or intimate relationship; "a good friend"; "my sisters and brothers are near and dear"
  5. giving or spending with reluctance; "our cheeseparing administration"; "very close (or near) with his money"; "a penny-pinching miserly old man"
  6. closely resembling the genuine article; "near beer"; "a dress of near satin"
  7. 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";
Similar Words: approach, come on, go up, draw near, draw close, come near, close, approximate, dear, good, cheeseparing, penny-pinching, about, just about, almost, most, all but, nearly, nigh, virtually, well-nigh

 

Hyponyms: drive up, bear down on, bear down upon, edge in, edge up, close, push, crowd

 

Grouped Verbs: approach, come near

 

Attributes: distance

 

Entailments: advance, progress, pass on, move on, march on, go on

 

Derivational Morphology: approach, approaching, coming

 

Anagrams: earn

 

Language Translations:
Chinese:   Dutch: nabij  
Esperanto: proksima   Finnish: läheinen and lähellä  
French: près   German: nah and nahe  
Hebrew: קרוב   Hungarian: közel  
Ido: apud and proxim   Italian: circa and vicino  
Japanese: 近い and 近く   Korean: 가까이 and 가깝다  
Polish: bliski and blisko   Portuguese: perto  
Russian: близкий   Spanish: cerca  
Swedish: nära   Telugu: దగ్గర and దగ్గరగా  
Vietnamese: gần  
 
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