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Idioms for near

    near at hand,
    1. in the immediate vicinity: There is a shopping area near at hand.
    2. in the near future; soon: The departure is near at hand.

Origin of near

before 900; Middle English nere,Old English nēar, comparative of nēahnigh

ANTONYMS FOR near

1, 2, 8-11, 18 far.

OTHER WORDS FROM near

nearness, nouno·ver·near, adjective, adverbo·ver·near·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for near (1 of 2)

Derived forms of near

nearness, noun

Word Origin for near

Old English nēar (adv), comparative of nēah close, nigh; related to Old Frisian niār, Old Norse nǣr, Old High German nāhōr

British Dictionary definitions for near (2 of 2)

near-

combining form

nearly; almosta near-perfect landing
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Idioms and Phrases with near

near

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