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Definitions for nearest
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nearest, nighest, closestadverb

    (superlative of `near' or `close') within the shortest distance

    "that was the time he came nearest to death"

Wiktionary

  1. nearestadjective

    closest to,

  2. nearestpreposition

    closest to

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'nearest' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4630

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'nearest' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3610

Anagrams for nearest »

  1. earnest, Earnest

  2. eastern

  3. estrane

  4. sterane

  5. Earnest

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nearest in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nearest in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of nearest in a Sentence

  1. Joseph Conrad:

    For the great mass of mankind, the only saving grace needed is a steady fidelity to what is nearest to hand and heart for the short moment of each human effort.

  2. David Newbery:

    The norm would usually see an aircraft suffering from depressurization landing at the nearest suitable airport – not least to calm down the passengers, who would be severely frightened, however, if there were nothing structurally wrong with the aircraft, the commander could elect to continue to a more distant airport.

  3. Socrates:

    Having the fewest wants,I am nearest to the gods

  4. Henry David Thoreau:

    What is a country without rabbits and partridges They are among the most simple and indigenous animal products ancient and venerable familes known to antiquity as to modern times of the very hue and substance of Nature, nearest allied to leaves and to the ground.

  5. Fabo Feng:

    GJ 433 d is the nearest, widest and coldest Neptune-like planet ever detected.

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