adverb, near·er, near·est.
adjective, near·er, near·est.
verb (used with or without object)
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Idioms for near
- in the immediate vicinity: There is a shopping area near at hand.
- in the near future; soon: The departure is near at hand.
Origin of near
SYNONYMS FOR near
OTHER WORDS FROM nearnearness, nouno·ver·near, adjective, adverbo·ver·near·ness, noun
Words nearby near
Example sentences from the Web for near
Then he’ll hop the state border into western Pennsylvania for a campaign rally near Pittsburgh.Election live updates: Trump returns to Wisconsin; Biden to face live audience at town hall|Colby Itkowitz, Felicia Sonmez, John Wagner|September 17, 2020|Washington Post
It already removes them from recommendations, restricts them from search, and in the near future, it says it will reduce their content in News Feed.Facebook tries to clean up Groups with new policies|Sarah Perez|September 17, 2020|TechCrunch
Cutler envisions putting underwater datacenters near offshore wind farms to power them sustainably.Microsoft Had a Crazy Idea to Put Servers Under Water—and It Totally Worked|Vanessa Bates Ramirez|September 17, 2020|Singularity Hub
Authorities three days later arrested several people during an unsanctioned LGBTQ rights march that took place near the Cuban Capitol in Havana.Cuban authorities threaten to arrest LGBTQ activist, journalist|Michael K. Lavers|September 17, 2020|Washington Blade
You can also head to Finder, Applications, and Utilities—it should be at or near the top of the list.Make online classes easier with these laptop shortcuts|Sandra Gutierrez G.|September 15, 2020|Popular Science
After the defeat of ISIS in Sinjar, most other locals have been left wondering who might rule the city in the near future.Has the Kurdish Victory at Sinjar Turned the Tide of ISIS War?|Niqash|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They recorded 10,549 graves on or near the railway in 144 cemeteries, failing to locate only 52 graves.
I know that one day in the near (ish) future, we will return to our usual hikes and bike rides.
As my injured leg improves, my left leg starts aching, then throbbing, near my hip.
Near the end of my tour of the exhibit, Cafiero lingers on the last photos of Ramone.‘All Good Cretins Go to Heaven’: Dee Dee Ramone’s Twisted Punk Paintings|Melissa Leon|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Near the college grounds is a race course, with training stables attached.
This was near being the death of us both, as the two critics together would have turned the scale at near five hundred.
Is it indeed true that I was so near to the pleasure and honour of making your acquaintance?The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846|Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett
I can't be merry so near any splenetic talk; so I made that long line, and now all's well again.The Journal to Stella|Jonathan Swift
Near at hand is the Dorcas room, where deaconesses are kept busy in cutting out clothing and superintending the sewing classes.Deaconesses in Europe|Jane M. Bancroft
British Dictionary definitions for near (1 of 2)
- the left side of a horse, team of animals, vehicle, etc
- (as modifier)the near foreleg
Derived forms of nearnearness, noun
Word Origin for near
British Dictionary definitions for near (2 of 2)
Idioms and Phrases with near
In addition to the idioms beginning with near
- near at hand
- near miss
- near thing
- near to one's heart
- far and near
- in the near future
- not anything like (anywhere near)