near, close, nigh(adj)
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"
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"
closely resembling the genuine article
"near beer"; "a dress of near satin"
cheeseparing, close, near, penny-pinching, skinny(adj)
giving or spending with reluctance
"our cheeseparing administration"; "very close (or near) with his money"; "a penny-pinching miserly old man"
dear, good, near(adj)
with or in a close or intimate relationship
"a good friend"; "my sisters and brothers are near and dear"
very close in resemblance
"sketched in an approximate likeness"; "a near likeness"
approach, near, come on, go up, draw near, draw close, come near(adverb)
"We were approaching our destination"; "They are drawing near"; "The enemy army came nearer and nearer"
near, nigh, close(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"
about, almost, most, nearly, near, nigh, virtually, well-nigh(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"
To decrease the distance to something.
Having a small intervening distance with regard to something.
I'm near sighted.
The end is near.
The two words are near synonyms.
close to, in close proximity to.
close to in time.
The voyage was near completion.
Origin: From nere, ner, from near, influenced by nær, both originating from nēhwizô, comparative of the adverb nēhw, and from meg'hr- . Cognate with niar, nahor.
at a little distance, in place, time, manner, or degree; not remote; nigh
nearly; almost; well-nigh
not far distant in time, place, or degree; not remote; close at hand; adjacent; neighboring; nigh
closely connected or related
close to one's interests, affection, etc.; touching, or affecting intimately; intimate; dear; as, a near friend
close to anything followed or imitated; not free, loose, or rambling; as, a version near to the original
so as barely to avoid or pass injury or loss; close; narrow; as, a near escape
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
immediate; direct; close; short
adjacent to; close by; not far from; nigh; as, the ship sailed near the land. See the Note under near, a
to approach; to come nearer; as, the ship neared the land
to draw near; to approach
Origin: [See Near, adv.]
Nate River, universally referred to by the mononym Near, is a fictional character in the manga and anime series Death Note. Near is the younger of the two successors of L who was investigating the methods and identity of Kira, the in-universe name given to the mysterious serial killer who murdered criminals by means of the eponymous Death Note. He becomes the leader of the SPK, an organization that looks into the Kira case, and in the end, succeeds in uncovering Kira's identity. He is voiced by Noriko Hidaka in the Japanese version anime, and Cathy Weseluck in the English dubbed version of the anime.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
nēr, adj. nigh: not far away in place or time: close in kin or friendship: dear: following or imitating anything closely: close, narrow, so as barely to escape: short, as a road: greedy, stingy: on the left in riding or driving.—adv. at a little distance: almost: closely,—prep. close to.—v.t. and v.i. to approach: to come nearer.—adjs. Near′-by, adjacent; Near′-hand (Scot.), near—also adv. nearly.—adv. Near′ly, at no great distance: closely: intimately: pressingly: almost: stingily.—n. Near′ness, the state of being near: closeness: intimacy: close alliance: stinginess.—adj. Near′-sight′ed, seeing distinctly only when near, myopic, short-sighted.—n. Near′-sight′edness.—Near point, the nearest point the eye can focus. [A.S. neár, comp. of neáh, nigh; Ice. nær; Ger. näher.]
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British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'near' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #714
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'near' in Written Corpus Frequency: #908
Rank popularity for the word 'near' in Adverbs Frequency: #330
Rank popularity for the word 'near' in Adjectives Frequency: #308
Arne, earn, nare, Nera
The numerical value of near in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of near in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Binoculars are a distance when near the eyes. Far from home, near the heart, love.
If you are near the enemy, make him believe you are far from him. If you are far from the enemy, make him believe you are near.
To be fond of learning is near to wisdom; to practice with vigor is near to benevolence; and to be conscious of shame is near to fortitude. He who knows these three things
Binoculars see from far when near the eyes. Far from self, near the heart, in love. (Les jumelles voient de loin quand près des yeux. - Loin de soi, près du coeur ; amoureux.)
I love it. If you don’t love this business, don’t go near it. Don’t go near it to get rich, and just remember, if you’re right 51 per cent of the time in this business, you’re a genius.
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Translations for near
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- قريب, عند, قرب, قريباًArabic
- каля, блі́жні, блі́зкіBelarusian
- бли́зък, бли́женBulgarian
- aproximar, aproparCatalan, Valencian
- u, blízký, blížitCzech
- Nähe, neben, nah, nähernGerman
- cerca, próximo, cerca de, casi, aproximar, acercarSpanish
- نزدیک, کنار, قریب, نزدیک شدنPersian
- lähellä, melkein, läheinen, lähestyvä, lähentyä, lähettyvillä, lähestyäFinnish
- près, proche, près de, approcherFrench
- in aice le, dlúthIrish
- faisg, faisg air, dlùth, goirid doScottish Gaelic
- קָרוֹב, קרוב, לידHebrew
- नज़दीक, पासHindi
- pwòchHaitian Creole
- մոտիկ, մոտ, մերձ, մոտեցնելArmenian
- proxim, apudIdo
- skammt, nálgastIcelandic
- vicino, vicino a, prossimo, circa, avvicinareItalian
- 近く, 近い, 近付くJapanese
- ជិត, ក្បែរKhmer
- 가깝다, 가까이Korean
- تهک, نزیک, تهنیشت, نزیک بوونهوهKurdish
- prope, iuxtaLatin
- tuvu, klāt, blakus, tuvsLatvian
- близу до, кај, до, бли́зок, се приближува, блиску, се доближува, се наближува, се ближи, близуMacedonian
- nabij, dichterbijkomen, bij, naverwant, naderen, dierbaarDutch
- áháníNavajo, Navaho
- хӕстӕгOssetian, Ossetic
- blisko, bliskiPolish
- نږدېPashto, Pushto
- perto de, perto, próximo de, próximo, aproximarPortuguese
- рядом, у, возле, бли́зкий, близко, бли́жний, околоRussian
- бли̏зак, blȉzak, bližiti, približavatiSerbo-Croatian
- nära, i närheten avSwedish
- అన్యోన్యము, దగ్గర, దగ్గరగా, దగ్గరగుటTelugu
- қариб, наздикTajik
- біля, бли́жній, бли́зькийUkrainian
- نزدیک, پاسUrdu
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