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Definitions of "near"

  • To, at, or within a short distance or interval in space or time. adverb
  • Just about; almost; nearly: was near exhausted from the labor; near dead after the assault. adverb
  • With or in a close relationship. adverb
  • Close in time, space, position, or degree: near equals. adjective
  • Closely related by kinship or association; intimate: a near relative; a near and dear friend. See Synonyms at close. adjective
  • Nearly occurring but not actually happening: a near victory; a near disaster. adjective
  • Just barely avoided: a near hit by the incendiary bomb. adjective
  • Closely corresponding to or resembling an original: a near likeness. adjective
  • Closely resembling the genuine article: a dress of near satin; near silver beads. adjective
  • Closer of two or more: Take the near street and then turn right. adjective
  • Being on the left side of an animal or a vehicle. adjective
  • Being the animal or vehicle on the left. adjective
  • Short and direct: the nearest route to town. adjective
  • Stingy; parsimonious. adjective
  • Close to: an inn near London. preposition
  • To come close or closer to. verb-transitive
  • To draw near or nearer; approach. verb-intransitive
  • Physically close. adjective
  • Approaching. adjective

The word "near" in example sentences

Turkey-Buzzard Tom Bonney -- immediately claimed sanctuary in the jail, on the grounds that they had been near to -- get that; I think that indicates the line they're going to take at the trial -- _near_ to a political assassination.. [Lone Star Planet]

An 'one chair I did see to: right in the bay, near Jennie, I set 'Leven -- I guess with just a kind of a blind feelin' that I wanted to get her _near_.. [Friendship Village]

The world in which people were near -- _near_ -- to one another and loved each other, the world Donal had always belonged to even when he was a little boy, she now knew and lived in.. [Robin]

_How should all the apparatus of heaven and earth_, _from the farthest firmament to the tender bosom of the mother who nourished us_, _make poetry for a mind that has no movements of awe and tenderness_, _no sense of fellowship which thrills from the near to the distant, and back again from the distant to the near_?. [Uppingham by the Sea a Narrative of the Year at Borth]

Historical Show-man, with such new gifts and arts; a true Magician, who had in his closet a mirror which possessed the property of revealing, not the past nor the present only, but the future, 'with a near aim,' an aim so _near_ that it might well seem 'magical'; and that a cloud was flaming in it, even then, 'which drizzled blood upon the Capitol.'. [The Philosophy of the Plays of Shakspere Unfolded]

But he learned them soon; for Solomon immediately dropped down from the big willow and alighted on the bank near Mr. Frog — altogether _too near_ him, in fact, for the tailor’s comfort.. [The Tale of Solomon Owl]

In the rear stands a mash-tub with a sheepskin stretched over it for a drum, and near it is the drummer-boy, a child of six; a bugle, a cornet and a bassoon are laid in a corner, and two or three boys stand near_.) _Sergeant George_.. [Laura Secord, the heroine of 1812. A Drama. and Other Poems.]

"Ah! Were you, then, near that brave corps!" exclaimed the other, with something like honest, natural feeling, for the first time exhibited in his voice and meaning; "I honour men who were only _spectators_ of so much courage, especially if they took a tolerably _near_ view of it.. [Satanstoe]

Now put a penny somewhere on the label near the center.. [ Top Stories]

Grady asked for the same 10-year-sentence Payne had just given Oncale, but the judge imposed a term near the middle of the federal guideline range.. [ Chronicle]

HARRIS: You may have heard the term near-death experience.. [CNN Transcript Oct 15, 2009]

Bill Clinton also began his term near 60 percent, but he left office six points above that number.. [CNN Transcript Jan 28, 2008]

But isn't it you can forgive the use of the term near delusional to be talking about that right now?. [CNN Transcript Jun 19, 2007]

Webb Simpson kept his name near the top of the leaderboard Friday at Sea Island and his eyes on a showdown with Luke Donald next week at Disney.. [Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion]

Outside the bureau, skeptics of the new measure warned that the phrase "near poor" - a common term, but not one the government officially uses - may suggest more hardship than most families in this income level experience.. [NYT > Home Page]

The stakes also were high for the others on stage - particularly for Bachmann, the Minnesota congresswoman looking look to keep her name near the top of a pile that also includes former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, businessman Herman Cain, Texas Rep. Ron Paul and former Utah Gov.. [ rss feed]

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@rubycramer @DebraMessing @ewarren She needed to add a yet to that. Maybe all 20 of them can just share the office.…


@AcceptFaith Might buy a pc to be near you

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