Definitions for nearbyˈnɪərˈbaɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. close at hand; adjacent; neighboring.

  2. (adv.)in the vicinity; close by.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nearby(adverb)

    close at hand

    "the nearby towns"; "concentrated his study on the nearby planet Venus"

  2. nearby(adverb)

    not far away in relative terms

    "she works nearby"; "the planets orbiting nearby are Venus and Mars"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. nearby(adverb)ˈnɪərˈbaɪ

    in a place that is close

    People living nearby heard the noise.; the nearby town of Wakefield


  1. nearby(Adverb)

    next to, close to

    I'm glad my friends live nearby where I can visit them.

  2. nearby(Adjective)

    adjacent, near, very close

    He stopped at a nearby store for some groceries.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'nearby' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4078

  2. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'nearby' in Adverbs Frequency: #366

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'nearby' in Adjectives Frequency: #561

Anagrams of nearby

  1. barney, Barney

  2. Barney

Translations for nearby

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


close to here or the place mentioned

He lives nearby; a cottage with a stream running nearby.

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