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near

near

 
pronunciation:
nir
parts of speech:
adverb, adjective, preposition, verb
part of speech: adverb
inflections: nearer, nearest
definition 1: to, at, or within a short distance from a person or thing.
I recognized his face as he came near.
synonyms:
about, around, close, nearby
antonyms:
far
similar words:
next door
definition 2: close in time, state, or condition.
Your birthday draws near.
synonyms:
close
antonyms:
far
similar words:
approximately
definition 3: almost; nearly.
We walked near five miles on our hike.
synonyms:
almost, nearly, practically
 
part of speech: adjective
inflections: nearer, nearest
definition 1: not far; close.
I look forward to seeing you in the near future.
synonyms:
close, nearby
antonyms:
distant, extreme, far, remote
similar words:
approximate, immediate, neighboring, next
definition 2: closely related, connected, or associated.
They are near relations.
synonyms:
close, connected, intimate, related
antonyms:
distant
similar words:
associated
definition 3: happening by a small amount; almost not happening.
We've had several near misses with deer on this road at night.
synonyms:
close, narrow, tight
 
part of speech: preposition
definition: at or close to.
He bought a house near the ocean.
synonyms:
around, toward
similar words:
round
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: neared, nearing, nears
definition: to move close or closer to.
The train neared the station.
synonyms:
approach, approximate, come
similar words:
close, close in on, draw near, verge
derivation: nearness (n.)