Definition of Near


  • move towards
    "We were approaching our destination"
    "They are drawing near"
    "The enemy army came nearer and nearer"
    - come on - go up - draw near - draw close - come near


  • 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"
    - penny pinching
  • closely resembling the genuine article
    "near beer"
    "a dress of near satin"
  • being on the left side
    "the near or nigh horse is the one on the left"
    "the animal's left side is its near or nigh side"
  • 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"
    "had a close call"


  • (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished
    all but
    "the job is (just) about done"
    "the baby was almost asleep when the alarm sounded"
    "we're almost finished"
    "the car all but ran her down"
    "he nearly fainted"
    "talked for nigh onto 2 hours"
    "the recording is well-nigh perfect"
    "virtually all the parties signed the contract"
    "I was near exhausted by the run"
    "most everyone agrees"
    - well nigh
  • 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"
    "don't get too close to the fire"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble near

22 unscramble word found using the letters near.

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