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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


  • Body found near reservoir identified
    A body found near the Addicks Reservoir has been identified as Jose Meraz, according to the Harris County of Forensic Sciences. A man walking his dog discovered the body about 5:50 p.m. Sept. 15 in the 1800 block of Sherwood Forest, west of Addicks Dam Road. Read more on this news related to 'Near'
  • Bomb kills 2 Lebanese soldiers near Syria border
    BEIRUT (AP) — Attackers detonated a roadside bomb against a passing army truck near the Syrian border Friday, killing two soldiers and wounding three in the latest spillover from the civil war next door. Read more on this news related to 'Near'
  • Bomb kills two policemen near Egypt's foreign ministry
    CAIRO (Reuters) - A bomb blast near Egypt's foreign ministry killed two police officers and wounded several others on Sunday, the Interior Ministry said, in the most serious attack in Cairo in almost three months. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack which killed two police lieutenant colonels. But the operation resembled ones carried Read more on this news related to 'Near'

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