Near

Definition of Near

Pronunciation: nēr
adv.1.At a little distance, in place, time, manner, or degree; not remote; nigh.
My wife! my traitress! let her not come near me.
- Milton.
2.Nearly; almost; well-nigh.
Near about the yearly value of the land.
- Locke.
3.Closely; intimately.
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.
Near the wind
(Naut.) close to the wind; closehauled.
- Addison.
a.1.Not far distant in time, place, or degree; not remote; close at hand; adjacent; neighboring; nigh.
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. 12.
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{3}; as, a near escape; a near miss.
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.
8.Close-fisted; parsimonious.
prep.1.Adjacent to; close by; not far from; nigh; as, the ship sailed near the land. See the Note under near, a.
v. t.1.To approach; to come nearer; as, the ship neared the land.
[imp. & p. p. Neared ; p. pr. & vb. n Nearing.]
v. i.1.To draw near; to approach.
A speck, a mist, a shape, I wist!
And still it neared, and neared.
- Coleridge.

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