Today it's as if a blanket of fog has dropped over commerce; visibility is near zero.
With relish, she gave the example of La Bonne Soupe, a restaurant in Manhattan near where we were sitting.
The foot found on False Creek was near a part of Vancouver known as Leg in Boot Square.
The White House has now proposed a plan to raise taxes immediately and work out spending cuts in the near future.
Jack will likely join my brother Jimmy, a Marine, in combat sometime in the near future.
You will remember meeting him near the river—in the Adelphi!'
Ignacio, you are near the end of your rope, and you may as well prepare for your fate.
He was so near the door that to step out and step in again was the work of a second.
To their relief the Americans found that the place was not inhabited and that there was no one near.
Mr Lambert comes into his dinner at half after one o'clock; it is near that now.
Old English near "closer, nearer," comparative of neah, neh"nigh." Influenced by Old Norse naer "near," it came to be used as a positive form mid-13c., and new comparative nearer developed 1500s (see nigh). As an adjective from c.1300. Originally an adverb but now supplanted in most such senses by nearly; it has in turn supplanted correct nigh as an adjective. Related: Nearness. In near and dear (1620s) it refers to nearness of kinship. Near East first attested 1891, in Kipling. Near beer "low-alcoholic brew" is from 1908.
"to draw near," 1510s, from near (adv.). Related: Neared; nearing.