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Near Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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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


  • Global Near Field Communication Market to be Worth US$20.01 billion by 2018: Transparency Market Research
    Albany, NY -- Transparency Market Research, a U.S. based market intelligence firm, has recently published a research report based on the global near field communications market. Read more on this news related to 'Near'
  • Gold steady near one-month high on slowing China growth
    By A. Ananthalakshmi SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Gold clung to overnight gains on Tuesday to trade near a one-month high as worries persisted over a slowdown in the global economy after China's growth eased in the third quarter to its weakest since the 2008/09 financial crisis. The weakness in Chinese growth, however, was not as bad as feared as the world's seco Read more on this news related to 'Near'
  • Feds nix wind farm near Erie airport, cite radar
    The Federal Aviation Administration has refused to approve a wind farm near Erie International Airport, saying the turbines would interfere with radar. The FAA had previously approved the wind farm in ... Read more on this news related to 'Near'

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