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near at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


near at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

O.E. near "closer, nearer," comp. of neah, neh "nigh." Influenced by O.N. naer "near," it came to be used as a positive form in M.E., and new comp. nearer developed 1500s (see nigh). Originally an adv., but now supplanted in most such senses by nearly; it has in turn supplanted correct nigh as an adjective. Near-sighted is from 1686. ///

near at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adv, prep ----------//
1 short distance away:
2 short time before:
3 almost doing something:
4 amount or level:
5 similar:
6 near perfect/impossible etc:
7 draw near:
8 (as) near as damn it:
9 near enough:
10 nowhere near/not anywhere near:
11 not come near somebody/something:
12 somebody will not go near somebody/something: ----------//
1 SHORT DISTANCE AWAY: only a short distance from a person or thing// close, nearby// --They live near London.// --I'm sure they live somewhere near here. // --They moved house to be nearer the school.// near to// especially BrE // --a hotel near to the beach// --She told the children not to go near the canal.// --I'm warning you - don't come any nearer !// --We heard voices as we drew near the village.//
2 SHORT TIME BEFORE: soon before a particular time or event// --I didn't remember to phone until near the end of the week.// near to// especially BrE // --I'll give you a ring a bit nearer to Christmas.// --They should send us more details nearer the time of the concert.//
3 ALMOST DOING SOMETHING: almost doing something or almost in a particular state// --The work is now near completion.// --A lot of the women were near tears .// --We are no nearer an agreement than we were six months ago.// near to// --He was near to panic as he scrambled out of the building.// --She was near to crying.// --He seemed to know that he was near to death.//
4 AMOUNT OR LEVEL: almost at a particular amount or level// --Inflation is now near 10%.// --He looked nearer fifty than forty.// near to// --Unemployment is now near to its all-time low.// --Strawberries must come near the top of the list.//
5 SIMILAR: if something is near something else, it is similar to it// --His story was near enough the truth for people to believe it.// near to// --They say that love is very near to hate.// --It may not be an exact replica but it's pretty damn near.//
6 near perfect/impossible etc: almost perfect, impossible etc// --a near impossible task//
7 draw near: if an event is drawing near, it is nearly time for it to happen// --The day of his interview was drawing near.//
8 (as) near as damn it: BrE spoken used to say that something is very nearly true or correct// --The repairs will cost us [hA124]1000, as near as damn it.//
9 near enough: BrE used to say that something is nearly true or correct// --It's eleven o'clock, near enough.// --All three car parks were full, near enough.//
10 nowhere near/not anywhere near: used before an adjective or adverb to say that something is definitely not true// --That's nowhere near enough money!// --The job wasn't anywhere near finished.//
11 not come near sb/sth: if one person or thing does not come near another one, it is not at all as good as the other one// --None of the other wordprocessing programs comes near this one.//
12 sb will not go near sb/sth: if someone will not go near a person or thing, they dislike or are frightened of them and will not speak to the person or use the thing// --He refused to go near a doctor.// --He made up his mind never to go near a motorcycle again.//
near 2 W3S2 adj
1 only a short distance away from someone or something: close, nearby// --It's a beautiful house but it's 20 miles away from the nearest town.// --We can meet at the pub or in the restaurant, whichever's nearer for you.//
2 a near disaster/collapse etc: almost a disaster, collapse etc// --The election was a near disaster for the Conservative party.//
3 the nearest thing/equivalent to sth: the thing you have that is most like a particular type of thing// --He's the nearest thing to a father I've got.//
4 in the near future: soon// --They promised to contact us again in the near future.//
5 be a near thing: BrE // a) if something you succeed in doing is a near thing, you manage to succeed but you nearly failed// --They won the championship, but it was a near thing.// b) used to say that you just managed to avoid a dangerous or unpleasant situation// --That was a near thing - that truck was heading straight for us.//
6 near miss: a) when a bomb, plane, car etc nearly hits something but does not// --a near miss between two passenger aircraft over the airport// b) a situation in which something almost happens, or someone almost achieves something//
7 to the nearest [hA124]10/hundred etc: an amount to the nearest [hA124]10, hundred etc is the number nearest to it that can be divided by [hA124]10, a hundred etc// --Give me the car mileage to the nearest thousand.//
8 : a) near relative/relation// a relative who is very closely related to you such as a parent// --The death of a near relative is a terrible trauma for a child.// b) sb's nearest and dearest// someone's family - used humorously//
9 [only before noun, no comparative] : a) used to describe the side of something that is closest to where you are// --the near bank of the river// b) BrE used when talking about the parts of a vehicle to mean the one that is closest to the side of the road when you drive// → off// --The headlight on the near side isn't working.// nearly, nowhere near at nowhere(4)// -- nearness n [U] //
near 3 v written
1 [T] to come closer to a place: approach// --She began to feel nervous as she neared the house.// --The ship was nearing the harbour.//
2 [T] to come closer to being in a particular state: --The work is nearing completion.// --He's 55 now, and nearing retirement.//
3 [T] to come closer to a particular time: --He was nearing the end of his stay in India.//
4 [I] if a time nears, it gets closer and will come soon: --He got more and more nervous as the day of his departure neared.//

NEAR at English => English (acronym) Of Explained:

National Electronic Accounting and Reporting system, New England Academic and Research

NEAR at English => English (GNU/Linux) Of Explained:

National Electronic Accounting and Reporting From VERA

near at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

305 Moby Thesaurus words for "near":
about, about to be, abutting, accost, adjacent, adjoining, advance,
advancing, all but, almost, along toward, already in sight, among,
angustifoliate, angustirostrate, angustisellate, angustiseptal,
anticipate, ape, appear like, approach, approaching, appropinquate,
approximate, approximating, approximative, arm-in-arm, around,
as good as, aside, at, at close quarters, at hand, at next hand,
attached, attracted to, avaricious, await, be destined, be fated,
be imminent, be in store, be like, be redolent of, be to be,
be to come, bear down on, bear down upon, bear resemblance,
bear up, beside, bordering on, brew, brewing, bring to mind,
burning, by, call to mind, call up, cheap, cheek-by-jowl, circa,
circumscribed, close, close about, close at hand, close by,
close in, close to, close upon, close with, close-by,
close-fitting, closefisted, closely, come, come close, come closer,
come forward, come near, come on, come up, coming, comparable,
compare with, confined, confront, connected, constricted,
contiguous, converge, copy, correspond, counterclockwise,
counterfeit, cramp, cramped, crowded, draw near, draw nigh,
draw on, drawn to, encounter, equal, evoke, expect, face, familiar,
fast by, favor, follow, foresee, foretell, forthcome, forthcoming,
from, future, gain upon, gather, gathering, going to happen,
hairbreadth, hand and glove, hand-in-hand, hang over, hard,
hard by, hard on, hardfisted, hereabout, hereabouts, homologous,
hope, hot, hover, illiberal, imitate, immediate, imminent, impend,
impendent, impending, in, in danger imminent, in prospect,
in reserve, in spitting distance, in store, in the cards,
in the offing, in the wind, in view, incapacious, incommodious,
inseparable, instant, intimate, isthmian, isthmic, just about,
larboard, lean towards, left, left-hand, left-wing, left-wingish,
levorotatory, liberal, lie ahead, lie over, like, limited,
look for, look forward to, look like, loom, looming, lower,
lowering, lurking, match, meager, mean, menace, menacing, mimic,
mirror, miserly, much at one, much the same, narrow,
narrow the gap, near at hand, near the mark, near to, near upon,
nearabout, nearabouts, nearby, nearing, nearish, nearly,
nearly reproduce, nearly the same, next door to, next to,
niggardly, nigh, nigh about, nighhand, nighish, not far,
not far from, not quite, not tell apart, on, on the horizon,
oncoming, only a step, overhang, overhanging, parallel,
parsimonious, partake of, penny-pinching, penurious, pinchfisted,
pinching, plan, plot, port, predict, preparing, pretty near,
project, prophesy, propinque, proximal, proximate, quasi, radical,
relatable, related, relative, remind one of, resemble, restricted,
rival, round, same but different, save-all, savor of, scant,
scanty, seem like, selfish, side-by-side, sidle up to, similar,
simulate, sinister, sinistral, sinistrocerebral, sinistrocular,
sinistrogyrate, sinistrorse, slender, smack of, sound like,
stack up with, step up, stingy, strait, suggest, take after,
that will be, thereabout, thereabouts, thick, thick as thieves,
threaten, threatening, tight, tight-fisted, tightfisted, to,
to come, touch, toward, ungenerous, upcoming, verge on, verging on,
verging upon, vicinal, virtually, waiting, warm, well-nigh, with,
within call, within earshot, within hearing, within reach,
within sight

near at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[V] (Similarity): be similar, look like, resemble, bear resemblance to, smack of, approximate, parallel, match, rhyme with, take after, imitate, favor, render similar, assimilate, approximate, bring near, make alike.

[ADJ] (Similarity): similar, resembling, like, alike, twin, analogous, analogical, parallel, of a piece, such as, so, allied to, akin to, consanguineous, approximate, much the same, near, close, something like, sort of, in the ballpark , mock, pseudo, simulating, representing, exact, true, lifelike, faithful, true to nature, true to life, the very picture of, as like as two peas in a pod, cast in the same mold, cut from the same cloth.

[V] (Future time): look forwards, anticipate, expect, foresee, forestall, be early, draw near, approach, await, impend, be destined.

[ADJ] (Future time): future, imminent, coming, impending, next, near, close at hand, eventual, ulterior.

[ADJ] (Timeliness): early, prime, forward, prompt, active, summary, premature, precipitate, precocious, anticipatory, sudden, instantaneous, unexpected, near, near at hand, immediate.

[ADJ] (Destiny): future, impending, imminent, destined, about to be, coming, in store, to come, at hand, near, close at hand, brewing, preparing, forthcoming.

[N] (Proximity): nearness, proximity, propinquity, vicinity, neighborhood, adjacency, contiguity, short distance, short cut, close quarters, stone's throw*, neighborhood, environs.

[V] (Proximity): be near, adjoin, border upon, verge upon, stand by, approximate, draw near, converge, crowd, place side by side neighboring, bordering upon, contiguous, adjacent, adjoining, proximate, proximal, at hand, handy.

[ADV] (Proximity): near, nigh, close to, within reach, in sight of, in presence of.

[N] (Proximity): nearness, proximity, propinquity, vicinity, neighborhood, adjacency, contiguity, short distance, short cut, close quarters, stone's throw*, neighborhood, environs.

[V] (Proximity): be near, adjoin, border upon, verge upon, stand by, approximate, draw near, converge, crowd, place side by side.

[ADJ] (Proximity): near, nigh, close at hand, near at hand, close, neighboring, bordering upon, contiguous, adjacent, adjoining, proximate, proximal, at hand, handy.

[ADV] (Proximity): near, nigh, close to, within reach, in sight of, in

[ADV] (Laterality): sideways, sidelong, on one side, abreast, alongside, beside, aside, by the side of, side by side, cheek by jowl, near.

[V] (Approach): approach, approximate, near, get near, go near, draw near, move towards, accost, pursue, tread on the heels of, close in on.

near at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

adjective, adverb, preposition, verb
adjective (nearer, nearest)
HELP NOTE In senses 1 to 4 near and nearer do not usually go before a noun; nearest can go either before or after a noun.
1 a short distance away
His house is very near. * Where's the nearest bank? -> NEXT
2 a short time away in the future:
The conflict is unlikely to be resolved in the near future (= very soon).
3 coming next after sb/sth:
She has a 12-point lead over her nearest rival.
4 (usually nearest) similar; most similar:
He was the nearest thing to (= the person most like) a father she had ever had.
see also O.N.O.
5 [only before noun] (no comparative or superlative) close to being sb/sth:
The election proved to be a near disaster for the party. * a near impossibility / certainty
6 ~ relative / relation used to describe a close family connection:
Only the nearest relatives were present at the funeral.
nearness noun [U]:
the nearness of death
your nearest and dearest (informal) your close family and friends
a near thing a situation in which you are successful, but which could also have ended badly:
Phew! That was a near thing! It could have been a disaster. * We won in the end but it was a near thing.
to the nearest ... followed by a number when counting or measuring approximately:
We calculated the cost to the nearest 50 dollars.
adverb (nearer, nearest)
1 at a short distance away:
A bomb exploded somewhere near. * She took a step nearer.
2 a short time away in the future:
The exams are drawing near.
3 (especially in compounds) almost:
a near-perfect performance * I'm as near certain as can be.
as near as as accurately as:
There were about 3 000 people there, as near as I could judge.
as near as damn it / dammit (BrE, spoken) used to say that an amount is so nearly correct that the difference does not matter:
It will cost 」350, or as near as dammit.
near enough (BrE, spoken) used to say that sth is so nearly true that the difference does not matter:
We've been here twenty years, near enough.
not anywhere near / nowhere near far from; not at all:
The job doesn't pay anywhere near enough for me.
so near and yet so far used to comment on sth that was almost successful but in fact failed
more at PRETTY adv.
preposition (also near to, nearer (to), nearest (to))
HELP NOTE Near to is not usually used before the name of a place, person, festival, etc.
1 at a short distance away from sb/sth:
Do you live near here? * Go and sit nearer (to) the fire. -> NEXT
2 a short period of time from sth:
My birthday is very near Christmas. * I'll think about it nearer (to) the time (= when it is just going to happen).
3 used before a number to mean 'approximately', 'just below or above':
Share prices are near their record high of last year. * Profits fell from $11 million to nearer $8 million.
4 similar to sb/sth in quality, size, etc:
Nobody else comes near her in intellect. * He's nearer 70 than 60. * This colour is nearest (to) the original.
5 ~ (doing) sth close to a particular state:
a state near (to) death * She was near to tears (= almost crying). * We came near to being killed.
verb (rather formal) to come close to sth in time or space
SYN APPROACH [VN] The project is nearing completion. * She was nearing the end of her life. * He must be nearing 40. * We neared the top of the hill. * [V] As Christmas neared, the children became more and more excited.
near / close
The adjectives near and close are often the same in meaning, but in some phrases only one of them may be used: the near future * a near neighbour * a near miss * a close contest * a close encounter * a close call. Close is more often used to describe a relationship between people: a close friend * close family * close links. You do not usually use near in this way.

Near at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Near \Near\ (n[=e]r), adv. [AS. ne['a]r, compar. of ne['a]h
nigh. See {Nigh}.]
1. At a little distance, in place, time, manner, or degree;
not remote; nigh.

My wife! my traitress! let her not come near me.

2. Nearly; almost; well-nigh. ``Near twenty years ago.''
--Shak. ``Near a fortnight ago.'' --Addison.

Near about the yearly value of the land. --Locke.

3. Closely; intimately. --Shak.

{Far and near}, at a distance and close by; throughout a
whole region.

{To come near to}, to want but little of; to approximate to.
``Such a sum he found would go near to ruin him.''

{Near the wind} (Naut.), close to the wind; closehauled.

Near \Near\, prep.
Adjacent to; close by; not far from; nigh; as, the ship
sailed near the land. See the Note under {near}, a.

Near \Near\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Neared}; p. pr. & vb. n
{Nearing}.] [See {Near}, adv.]
To approach; to come nearer; as, the ship neared the land.

Near \Near\, a. [Compar. {Nearer}; superl. {Nearest}.] [See
{Near}, adv.]
1. Not far distant in time, place, or degree; not remote;
close at hand; adjacent; neighboring; nigh. ``As one near
death.'' --Shak.

He served great Hector, and was ever near, Not with
his trumpet only, but his spear. --Dryden.

2. Closely connected or related.

She is thy father's near kinswoman. --Lev. xviii.

3. Close to one's interests, affection, etc.; touching, or
affecting intimately; intimate; dear; as, a near friend.

4. Close to anything followed or imitated; not free, loose,
or rambling; as, a version near to the original.

5. So as barely to avoid or pass injury or loss; close;
narrow; as, a near escape.

6. Next to the driver, when he is on foot; in the Unted
States, on the left of an animal or a team; as, the near
ox; the near leg. See {Off side}, under {Off}, a.

7. Immediate; direct; close; short. ``The nearest way.''

8. Close-fisted; parsimonious. [Obs. or Low, Eng.]

Note: Near may properly be followed by to before the thing
approached'; but more frequently to is omitted, and the
adjective or the adverb is regarded as a preposition.
The same is also true of the word nigh.

Syn: Nigh; close; adjacent; proximate; contiguous; present;
ready; intimate; dear.

Near \Near\, v. i.
To draw near; to approach.

A speck, a mist, a shape, I wist! And still it neared,
and neared. --Coleridge.

near at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj 1: 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"
[syn: {close}] [ant: {far}]
2: 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" [syn: {near(a)}, {nigh(a)}]
3: closely resembling the genuine article; "near beer"; "a
dress of near satin"
4: giving or spending with reluctance; "our cheeseparing
administration"; "very close (or near) with his money"; "a
penny-pinching miserly old man" [syn: {cheeseparing}, {close},
5: with or in a close or intimate relationship; "a good
friend"; "my sisters and brothers are near and dear" [syn:
{dear}, {good}]
6: very close in resemblance; "sketched in an approximate
likeness"; "a near likeness" [syn: {approximate}]

adv 1: 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" [syn: {nigh}, {close}]
2: (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite
accomplished; `near' is sometimes used informally for
`nearly' and `most' is sometimes used informally for
`almost'; "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" [syn: {about}, {just about}, {almost}, {most},
{all but}, {nearly}, {nigh}, {virtually}, {well-nigh}]

v : move towards; "We were approaching our destination"; "They
are drawing near"; "The enemy army came nearer and
nearer" [syn: {approach}, {come on}, {go up}, {draw near},
{draw close}, {come near}]

near at English (WD) Of Explained:



From Inter: etyl » enm|en Inter: term » nere|lang=enm, Inter: term » ner||lang=enm, from Inter: etyl » ang|en Inter: term » near|nēar|nearer|pos=comparative of {{term|neah|nēah||lang=ang, Inter: l » en|nigh|"nigh"|lang=ang}}, influenced by Inter: etyl » non|en Inter: term » nær|nǣr|near|lang=non|sc=Latinx, both originating from Inter: etyl » gem-pro|en Inter: recons » nēhwizô||nearer|lang=gem-pro, comparative of the adverb Inter: recons » nēhw||near|lang=gem-pro, and from Inter: etyl » ine-pro|en Inter: recons » meg'hr-|lang=ine-pro . Cognate with Inter: etyl » ofs|- Inter: term » niar|niār|nearer|lang=ofs, Inter: etyl » goh|- Inter: term » nahor|nāhōr|nearer|lang=goh.


* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /nɪə(ɹ)/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /nI@(r\)/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /nɪɹ/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /nIr\/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-near.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: audio » En-uk-near.ogg|Audio (UK)
  • Inter: rhymes » ɪə(r)


    Inter: en-adj » er

  • Physically close.
    1. Inter: context » of an event Approaching.
    2. : The end is near.
    3. Approximate, almost.
    4. : The two words are near synonyms.


      Inter: checksens » e

  • remote

    Derived terms

    Inter: rel-top3 » Terms derived from near (adjective)
  • near abroad
  • near-death experience
  • near-Earth object
  • Near East

  • Inter: rel-mid » 3
    • near infrared
    • near-minimal pair
    • near miss
    • near the knuckle

    Inter: rel-mid » 3
  • nearly
  • nearness

  • Inter: rel-botto » m


    Inter: trans-top » physically close
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|قريب|tr=qariib|sc=Arab
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|մոտ|tr=mot, Inter: t- » hy|մոտիկ|tr=motik, Inter: t- » hy|մերձ|tr=merj
    • Belarusian: Inter: t- » be|блізкі|tr=blízki|sc=Cyrl
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|близък|tr=blízǎk|sc=Cyrl
    • Burmese: Inter: t+ » my|နီး|tr=ni:|sc=Mymr
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|近|tr=jìn|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|blízký|m
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|nær
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|nabij
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|proksima
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|läheinen
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|près, Inter: t+ » fr|proche
    • Inter: trreq » Georgian
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|nahe
    • Haitian Creole: Inter: tø » ht|pwòch
    • Hindi: Inter: t- » hi|नज़दीक|tr=nazdīk|sc=Deva
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|közel
    • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|skammt
    • Ido: proxim
    • Irish: Inter: t » ga|dlúth
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|vicino
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|近い|tr=ちかい, chikai|sc=Jpan
    • Khmer: Inter: t+ » km|ជិត|tr=jɨt|sc=Khmr
    • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|가깝다|tr=gakkapda|sc=Kore
    • Kurdish:
    • : Sorani:
    • : Sorani: Inter: t- » ku|نزیک|tr=nzeek|sc=ku-Arab

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Latgalian: Inter: tø » ltg|tyvai, Inter: tø » ltg|tiuli, Inter: tø » ltg|kluot
  • Latin: Inter: t- » la|iuxta
  • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|tuvu, Inter: t- » lv|klāt
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|близок|tr=blízok|sc=Cyrl
  • Old English: Inter: t- » ang|neah|alt=nēah
  • Pashto: Inter: t- » ps|نږدې|tr=niģde
  • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|نزدیک|tr=nazdik|sc=fa-Arab
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|bliski|m
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|perto, Inter: t+ » pt|próximo
  • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|aproape
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|близкий|tr=blízkij
  • Scottish Gaelic: dlùth, Inter: t- » gd|faisg
  • Serbo-Croatian:
  • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|близак|alt=бли̏зак
  • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|blizak|alt=blȉzak
  • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|blízky
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|cerca
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|nära
  • Telugu: దగ్గర (daggara)
  • Ukrainian: Inter: t+ » uk|близький|tr=blýz'kyj|sc=Cyrl
  • Urdu: Inter: t- » ur|نزدیک|tr=nazdīk|sc=ur-Arab
  • Venetian: vissin
  • Vietnamese: Inter: t+ » vi|gần

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-adv » er
  • Having a small intervening distance with regard to something.
    1. : Im near sighted.''
    2. Inter: colloquia » l nearly
    3. 1666 Samuel Pepys Diary and Correspondence (1867)
    4. : ...he hears for certain that the Queen-Mother is about and hath near finished a peace with France....
    5. 1825 David Hume, Tobias George Smollett The History of England p. 263
    6. : Sir John Friend had very near completed a regiment of horse.
    7. 2003 Owen Parry Honors Kingdom'' p. 365
    8. : Thinking about those pounds and pence, I near forgot my wound.
    9. 2004 Jimmy Buffett A Salty Piece of Land p. 315, p. 35
    10. : "I damn near forgot." He pulled an envelope from his jacket.
    11. 2006 Juliet Marillier The Dark Mirror p. 377
    12. : The fire was almost dead, the chamber near dark.

      Derived terms

      * nearsighted


      Inter: trans-top » Having a small intervening distance with regard to something.

  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|قريباً|tr=qariiban|sc=Arab
  • : Egyptian Arabic: Inter: tø » arz|قريب|tr=ʔorayeb|sc=Arab
  • Basque: Inter: t- » eu|hur
  • Chamicuro: Inter: tø » ccc|a'lotsi'ta
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|近|tr=jìn|sc=Hani
  • Dutch: nabij, bij, naverwant, dierbaar
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|lähellä, Inter: t- » fi|lähettyvillä
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|près
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|nah
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|קרוב, Inter: t- » he|ליד
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|közel
  • Ido: apud
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|circa
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|近い|tr=ちかく, chikaku|alt=近く|sc=Jpan

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|가까이|tr=gakkai|sc=Kore
    • Kurdish:
    • : Sorani: Inter: ku-Arab » نزیک
    • Latin: Inter: t+ » la|prope, Inter: t- » la|iuxta
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|блиску|tr=blísku|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » mk|близу|tr=blízu|sc=Cyrl
    • Navajo: Inter: tø » nv|áhání
    • Old English: Inter: t- » ang|neah|alt=nēah
    • Pashto: Inter: t- » ps|نږدې|tr=niģde
    • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|نزدیک|tr=nazdik|sc=fa-Arab
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|blisko
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|perto
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|близко|tr=blízko|sc=Cyrl
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|cerca
    • Telugu: దగ్గరగా (daggaragaa), Inter: t- » te|దగ్గరగుట|tr=daggarguta|sc=Telu
    • Vietnamese: Inter: t+ » vi|gần

    Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-pre » p
  • close to, in close proximity to.
    1. 1820 Mary Shelley, Category: s - :Maurice, or The Fishers Cot|Maurice, or The Fisher's Cot'':
    2. : He entered the inn, and asking for dinner, unbuckled his wallet, and sat down to rest himself near the door.
    3. 1843 Edgar Allan Poe, Category: s - :The Gold-Bug|The Gold-Bug:
    4. : Fastening one end of this at that point of the trunk of the tree which was nearest the peg, he unrolled it till it reached the peg and thence further unrolled it, in the direction already established by the two points of the tree and the peg, for the distance of fifty feet ...
    5. 1897 H. G. Wells, Category: s - :The Star (Wells)|The Star:
    6. : The star grew--it grew with a terrible steadiness hour after hour, a little larger each hour, a little nearer the midnight zenith, and brighter and brighter, until it had turned night into a second day.
    7. 1927 H.P. Lovecraft, Category: s - :The Colour Out of Space|The Colour Out of Space:
    8. : It shied, balked, and whinnied, and in the end he could do nothing but drive it into the yard while the men used their own strength to get the heavy wagon near enough the hayloft for convenient pitching.
    9. close to in time.
    10. : The voyage was near completion.
      Usage notes
      Joan Maling (1983) shows that near is best analysed as an adjective with which the use of to is optional, rather than a preposition. It has the comparative and the superlative, and it can be followed by enough.


      * far from


      Inter: trans-top » in close proximity to

  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|قرب|tr=bi'l qurb min|alt=بالقرب من|sc=Arab, Inter: t- » ar|عند|tr=3índa|sc=Arab, Inter: t- » ar|قريب|tr=qariib min|alt=قريب من|sc=Arab
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|մոտ|tr=mot
  • Belarusian: Inter: t- » be|каля|tr=kaljá|sc=Cyrl
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|靠近|tr=kàojìn|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|接近|tr=jiējìn|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|旁邊|alt=在...旁邊|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|旁边|tr=zài ... pángbiān|alt=在...旁边|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|u Inter: qualifier » + genitive case
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|nabij
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|lähellä Inter: qualifier » + partitive case
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|près de
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|neben, Inter: t+ » de|Nähe|alt=in der Nähe von
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|κοντά|tr=kontá
  • Hindi: Inter: t+ » hi|पास|tr=... ke pās|alt=... के पास|sc=Deva, Inter: t- » hi|नज़दीक|tr=... ke nazdīk|alt=... के नज़दीक|sc=Deva
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|in aice le
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|vicino a
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|近く|tr=-no chikaku-ni|alt=...の近くに|sc=Jpan
  • Khmer: Inter: t+ » km|ក្បែរ|tr=kbae|sc=Khmr
  • Kurdish:
  • : Sorani: Inter: ku-Arab » نزیک, Inter: ku-Arab » ته‌نیشت, Inter: ku-Arab » ته‌ک

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Latin: Inter: t+ » la|prope, Inter: t- » la|iuxta
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|до|tr=do|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » mk|кај|tr=kaj|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » mk|близу до|tr=blízu do|sc=Cyrl
    • Old English: Inter: t- » ang|neah|alt=nēah
    • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|نزدیک|tr=nazdik|sc=fa-Arab, Inter: t+ » fa|کنار|tr=kenâr-e|sc=fa-Arab
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|blisko
    • Portuguese: Inter: t- » pt|perto de, Inter: t- » pt|próximo de
    • Rapa Nui: Inter: tø » rap|hahine, Inter: tø » rap|tupuaki
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|рядом|tr=rjádom s|alt=рядом c|sc=Cyrl Inter: qualifier » + instrumental case, Inter: t+ » ru|около|tr=ókolo|sc=Cyrl Inter: qualifier » + genitive case, Inter: t+ » ru|близко|tr=blízko k|alt=близко к|sc=Cyrl Inter: qualifier » + dative case, Inter: t+ » ru|возле|tr=vózle|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|у|tr=u|sc=Cyrl
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|faisg air, Inter: t- » gd|goirid do
    • Spanish: cerca de
    • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|i närheten av
    • Telugu: దగ్గర (daggara), Inter: t+ » te|అన్యోన్యము|tr=anyonyamu|sc=Telu
    • Thai: Inter: t+ » th|ใกล้|tr=klai
    • Ukrainian: Inter: t+ » uk|біля|tr=biljá|sc=Cyrl
    • Urdu: Inter: t- » ur|پاس|tr=... ke pās|alt=... کے پاس|sc=ur-Arab, Inter: t- » ur|نزدیک|tr=... ke nazdīk|alt=... کے نزدیک|sc=ur-Arab
    • Vietnamese: Inter: t+ » vi|gần
    • Volapük: Inter: t+ » vo|nilü

    Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-ver » b
  • To decrease the distance to something.


    Inter: trans-top » decrease distance
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|մոտեցնել|tr=motec'nel
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|apropar, Inter: t+ » ca|aproximar
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|blížit
    • Dutch: naderen, dichterbijkomen
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|lähestyä, Inter: t+ » fi|lähentyä, Inter: t+ » fi|lähentää
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|approcher
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|nähern|alt=sich nähern
    • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|nálgast
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|avvicinare
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|近付く|tr=ちかづく, chikadzuku|sc=Jpan

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Kurdish:
  • : Sorani:
  • : Sorani: Inter: t- » ku|نزیک بوونه‌وه|tr=nzeek boonawa|sc=ku-Arab
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|се приближува|tr=se priblížuva|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » mk|се ближи|tr=se blíži|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » mk|се доближува|tr=se doblížuva|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » mk|се наближува|tr=se se nablížuva|sc=Cyrl
  • Persian: Inter: t- » fa|نزدیک شدن|tr=nazdik ŝodan|sc=fa-Arab
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|aproximar
  • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|bližiti|alt=blížiti se Inter: pf » ., Inter: t- » sh|približavati|alt=približávati se Inter: imp » f
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|aproximar, Inter: t+ » es|acercar

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * Inter: pedi » a
    • para-
    • nigh


      * Joan Maling (1983), Transitive Adjectives: A Case of Categorial Reanalysis, in F. Henry and B. Richards (eds.), Linguistic Categories: Auxiliaries and Related Puzzles, vol.1, pp. 253-289.


      * Inter: rank » means|thus|order|285|near|public|others|anything


      * Arne, earn, nare, Nera

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    Inter: la-verb-form » near
  • Inter: conjugation of » neo|neō|1|s|pres|pass|sub|lang=la

  • Latvian


    Inter: head » lv|verb form
  • Inter: lv-inflection of » neart|2nd|s|prs|ind|v
    1. Inter: lv-inflection of » neart|3rd|s|prs|ind|v
    2. Inter: lv-inflection of » neart|3rd|p|prs|ind|v
    3. Inter: lv-inflection of » neart|2nd|s|imp||v
    4. Inter: qualifier » with the particle {{l|lv|lai}} Inter: lv-inflection of » neart|3rd|s|imp||v
    5. Inter: qualifier » with the particle {{l|lv|lai}} Inter: lv-inflection of » neart|3rd|p|imp||v

    Translation: ar » near
    Translation: az » near
    Translation: cy » near
    Translation: de » near
    Translation: et » near
    Translation: el » near
    Translation: es » near
    Translation: fr » near
    Translation: ko » near
    Translation: hr » near
    Translation: io » near
    Translation: id » near
    Translation: it » near
    Translation: kn » near
    Translation: kk » near
    Translation: ku » near
    Translation: ky » near
    Translation: li » near
    Translation: hu » near
    Translation: mg » near
    Translation: ml » near
    Translation: my » near
    Translation: fj » near
    Translation: nl » near
    Translation: ja » near
    Translation: no » near
    Translation: pl » near
    Translation: ru » near
    Translation: sm » near
    Category: simple:near -
    Translation: fi » near
    Translation: sv » near
    Translation: ta » near
    Translation: te » near
    Translation: th » near
    Translation: tr » near
    Translation: uk » near
    Translation: vi » near
    Translation: zh » near