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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


  • Bombings near Syrian school kill 22, at least 10 children
    Twin bombings near an elementary school in Syria killed at least 22 people on Wednesday, including at least 10 children, with the second blast going off as screaming parents frantically searched for their sons and daughters in a street littered with school bags and body parts. Read more on this news related to 'Near'
  • Gold struggles near 9-month low; platinum hits 5-year trough
    Gold extended losses on Wednesday to trade near a nine-month low and looked likely to break below the key $1,200-an-ounce level, clobbered by a stronger dollar and lack of support from top buyer China. With the dollar at a four-year peak against a basket of major currencies, other precious metals also took a hit. "As long as the dollar stays strong, the path Read more on this news related to 'Near'
  • U.S., allies strike near Turkey
    The strikes are believed to be the first known coalition attacks near the border with Turkey, which has pressed for an international buffer zone. Read more on this news related to 'Near'

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