Dictionary Results for near


1. near - verb

· move towards; "We were approaching our destination"; "They are drawing near"; "The enemy army came nearer and nearer"

Synonym(s): approach, come_on, go_up, draw_near, draw_close, come_near

Hypernym(s): come, come_up




2. near - adjective

· 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"

Synonym(s): close, nigh

Antonym(s): far




3. near - adjective

· 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"

Synonym(s): nigh




4. near - adjective

· closely resembling the genuine article; "near beer"; "a dress of near satin"




5. near - adjective

· giving or spending with reluctance; "our cheeseparing administration"; "very close (or near) with his money"; "a penny-pinching miserly old man"

Synonym(s): cheeseparing, close, penny-pinching, skinny




6. near - adjective

· with or in a close or intimate relationship; "a good friend"; "my sisters and brothers are near and dear"

Synonym(s): dear, good




7. near - adjective

· very close in resemblance; "sketched in an approximate likeness"; "a near likeness"

Synonym(s): approximate




8. near - adverb

· 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"

Synonym(s): nigh, close




9. near - adverb

· (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"

Synonym(s): about, almost, most, nearly, nigh, virtually, well-nigh





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