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near

near

pronunciation:
nir
parts of speech:
adverb, adjective, preposition
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:
around, close, nearby
antonyms:
far
definition 2: close in time.
People are happy because spring is near.
synonyms:
close
antonyms:
far
similar words:
approximately
 
part of speech: adjective
inflections: nearer, nearest
definition: closer, or not far.
Their house is on the near side of the lake.Will I see you in the near future?
synonyms:
close, nearby
antonyms:
distant, far, remote
similar words:
approximate, next
 
part of speech: preposition
definition: at or close to.
He bought a house near the ocean.
synonyms:
around
derivation: nearness (n.)