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nearly just about but not quite; almost. [2 definitions]
near miss the strike of a projectile or bomb that misses its intended target by a narrow margin, often causing some damage. [3 definitions]
nearsighted able to see clearly only at short distance; myopic.
neat orderly in appearance, state, or habits; tidy. [6 definitions]
neaten to make neat; put in order (sometimes fol. by up).
'neath contracted form of "beneath".
neat's-foot oil a fatty oil obtained by boiling cattle bones and used as a dressing for leather.
Neb. an abbreviation for Nebraska.
Nebraska a Midwestern U.S. state between South Dakota and Kansas. (abbr.: NE)
Nebraskan of or pertaining to Nebraska or its people. [4 definitions]
Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylonia in the sixth century B.C. who destroyed Jerusalem and sent the Jews into captivity.
nebula a cloud of interstellar dust or gas or both, that may appear as either a light or dark mass depending on how it absorbs, reflects, or re-emits incident radiation. [2 definitions]
nebular hypothesis a theory stating that the solar system was once a nebula that cooled and condensed to form the sun and planets.
nebulize to convert (liquid) to a fine spray.
nebulosity the matter or form of a nebula. [2 definitions]
nebulous hazy, confused, or indistinct. [2 definitions]
necessarily of necessity; inevitably.
necessary needed; essential. [5 definitions]
Necessary and Proper Clause the provision in the U.S. Constitution that Congress will have the power to make laws that are necessary and proper for executing the powers vested by the Constitution.
necessitate to make unavoidable or necessary.
necessitous in need; indigent. [2 definitions]