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  • move towards; "We were approaching our destination"; "They are drawing near"; "The enemy army came nearer and nearer"
  • 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";
  • very close in resemblance; "sketched in an approximate likeness"; "a near likeness"
  • with or in a close or intimate relationship; "a good friend"; "my sisters and brothers are near and dear"
  • giving or spending with reluctance; "our cheeseparing administration"; "very close (or near) with his money"; "a penny-pinching miserly old man"
  • closely resembling the genuine article; "near beer"; "a dress of near satin"
  • 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";

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Near Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Up redirects here. For the movie, see Up (2009 movie). Down redirects here. For the American heavy metal band, see Down (band).

Position is a way to explain where something is.

To find which is your left hand side, point your index fingers and stick your thumbs out at right angles. The finger and thumb of your left hand will form a capital letter L.



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'Near' example sentence in quotations


* If a man takes no thought about what is distant, he will find sorrow near at hand. - Confucius

* The firm, the enduring, the simple, and the modest are near to virtue. - Confucius

* Great wits are sure to madness near allied And thin partitions do their bounds divide. - John Dryden


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Near Sample Sentences in News


  • Kurds push back IS in Iraq near Syria border: US general
    Kurdish forces backed up by US-led warplanes have recaptured a large area in Iraq near the Syrian border in an offensive this week against Islamic State jihadists, a US commander said Thursday. More than 50 air strikes in recent days have allowed the Kurds to recapture some 100 square kilometers (38 square miles) of ground near Sinjar, said Lieutenant General Jame Read more on this news related to 'Near'
  • China arrests American Christian aid worker near North Korean border
    By Megha Rajagopalan BEIJING (Reuters) - China arrested on Friday a Korean American Christian aid worker who was being held near the country's border with North Korea, signaling a toughening crackdown on Christian activists in the sensitive region. Peter Hahn, 74, is being charged with embezzlement and counterfeiting receipts, his lawyer, Zhang Peihong, told R Read more on this news related to 'Near'
  • Islamists mount air raid near key Libyan oil terminals
    Islamist militias launched an air strike near key oil terminals in eastern Libya on Tuesday, stepping up a battle for the government-held facilities, a security official said. It was the first time that Fajr Libya, a coalition of Islamist militias, has carried out an air raid on the oil region of Al-Hilal, which is home to the Al-Sidra, Ras Lanuf and Brega termina Read more on this news related to 'Near'

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