1. 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"
2. 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"
3. near - adjective
· closely resembling the genuine article; "near beer"; "a dress of near satin"
4. near - adjective
· giving or spending with reluctance; "our cheeseparing administration"; "very close (or near) with his money"; "a penny-pinching miserly old man"
5. near - adjective
· with or in a close or intimate relationship; "a good friend"; "my sisters and brothers are near and dear"
6. near - adjective
· very close in resemblance; "sketched in an approximate likeness"; "a near likeness"
7. nearest - adverb
· (superlative of `near' or `close') within the shortest distance; "that was the time he came nearest to death"
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