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Definition of NEAR

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Near \Near\, a. [Compar. {Nearer}; superl. {Nearest}.] [See {Near}, adv.]
     1. Not far distant in time, place, or degree; not remote; close at hand; adjacent; neighboring; nigh. "As one near death." --Shak. [1913 Webster]

              He served great Hector, and was ever near, Not with his trumpet only, but his spear. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

     2. Closely connected or related.
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              She is thy father's near kinswoman.   --Lev. xviii.
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     3. Close to one's interests, affection, etc.; touching, or affecting intimately; intimate; dear; as, a near friend. [1913 Webster]

     4. Close to anything followed or imitated; not free, loose, or rambling; as, a version near to the original. [1913 Webster]

     5. So as barely to avoid or pass injury or loss; close; narrow[3]; as, a near escape; a near miss. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

     7. Immediate; direct; close; short. "The nearest way."
        --Milton.
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     8. Close-fisted; parsimonious. [Obs. or Low, Eng.] [1913 Webster]

     Note: 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. [1913 Webster]

     Syn: Nigh; close; adjacent; proximate; contiguous; present; ready; intimate; familiar; dear. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Near \Near\ (n[=e]r), adv. [AS. ne['a]r, compar. of ne['a]h nigh. See {Nigh}.]
     1. At a little distance, in place, time, manner, or degree; not remote; nigh. [1913 Webster]

              My wife! my traitress! let her not come near me.
                                                    --Milton. [1913 Webster]

     2. Nearly; almost; well-nigh. "Near twenty years ago."
        --Shak. "Near a fortnight ago." --Addison. [1913 Webster]

              Near about the yearly value of the land. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

     3. Closely; intimately. --Shak.
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     {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.
        "Such a sum he found would go near to ruin him."
        --Addison.

     {Near the wind} (Naut.), close to the wind; closehauled. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Near \Near\, prep.
     Adjacent to; close by; not far from; nigh; as, the ship sailed near the land. See the Note under {near}, a. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Near \Near\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Neared}; p. pr. & vb. n {Nearing}.] [See {Near}, adv.] To approach; to come nearer; as, the ship neared the land. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Near \Near\, v. i.
     To draw near; to approach.
     [1913 Webster]

           A speck, a mist, a shape, I wist!
           And still it neared, and neared.         --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

NEAR
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V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

305 Moby Thesaurus words for "near":
     about, about to be, abutting, accost, adjacent, adjoining, advance, advancing, all but, almost, along toward, already in sight, among, angustifoliate, angustirostrate, angustisellate, angustiseptal, anticipate, ape, appear like, approach, approaching, appropinquate, approximate, approximating, approximative, arm-in-arm, around, as good as, aside, at, at close quarters, at hand, at next hand, attached, attracted to, avaricious, await, be destined, be fated, be imminent, be in store, be like, be redolent of, be to be, be to come, bear down on, bear down upon, bear resemblance, bear up, beside, bordering on, brew, brewing, bring to mind, burning, by, call to mind, call up, cheap, cheek-by-jowl, circa, circumscribed, close, close about, close at hand, close by, close in, close to, close upon, close with, close-by, close-fitting, closefisted, closely, come, come close, come closer, come forward, come near, come on, come up, coming, comparable, compare with, confined, confront, connected, constricted, contiguous, converge, copy, correspond, counterclockwise, counterfeit, cramp, cramped, crowded, draw near, draw nigh, draw on, drawn to, encounter, equal, evoke, expect, face, familiar, fast by, favor, follow, foresee, foretell, forthcome, forthcoming, from, future, gain upon, gather, gathering, going to happen, hairbreadth, hand and glove, hand-in-hand, hang over, hard, hard by, hard on, hardfisted, hereabout, hereabouts, homologous, hope, hot, hover, illiberal, imitate, immediate, imminent, impend, impendent, impending, in, in danger imminent, in prospect, in reserve, in spitting distance, in store, in the cards, in the offing, in the wind, in view, incapacious, incommodious, inseparable, instant, intimate, isthmian, isthmic, just about, larboard, lean towards, left, left-hand, left-wing, left-wingish, levorotatory, liberal, lie ahead, lie over, like, limited, look for, look forward to, look like, loom, looming, lower, lowering, lurking, match, meager, mean, menace, menacing, mimic, mirror, miserly, much at one, much the same, narrow, narrow the gap, near at hand, near the mark, near to, near upon, nearabout, nearabouts, nearby, nearing, nearish, nearly, nearly reproduce, nearly the same, next door to, next to, niggardly, nigh, nigh about, nighhand, nighish, not far, not far from, not quite, not tell apart, on, on the horizon, oncoming, only a step, overhang, overhanging, parallel, parsimonious, partake of, penny-pinching, penurious, pinchfisted, pinching, plan, plot, port, predict, preparing, pretty near, project, prophesy, propinque, proximal, proximate, quasi, radical, relatable, related, relative, remind one of, resemble, restricted, rival, round, same but different, save-all, savor of, scant, scanty, seem like, selfish, side-by-side, sidle up to, similar, simulate, sinister, sinistral, sinistrocerebral, sinistrocular, sinistrogyrate, sinistrorse, slender, smack of, sound like, stack up with, step up, stingy, strait, suggest, take after, that will be, thereabout, thereabouts, thick, thick as thieves, threaten, threatening, tight, tight-fisted, tightfisted, to, to come, touch, toward, ungenerous, upcoming, verge on, verging on, verging upon, vicinal, virtually, waiting, warm, well-nigh, with, within call, within earshot, within hearing, within reach, within sight


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