OTHER WORDS FOR near
Idioms about 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
OTHER WORDS FROM nearnearness, nouno·ver·near, adjective, adverbo·ver·near·ness, noun
How to use near in a sentence
Certainly, she seems to command near-total devotion among her clients.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Occasionally a pamphlet for a salsa class might be tossed on a doorstop or stuck on a pole near a bus stop.Iran’s Becoming a Footloose Nation as Dance Lessons Spread|IranWire|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
While the world fixated on Ukraine and Syria, a near-genocide ripped through central Africa, to little international fanfare.
A 2008 Pakistani raid near Turbat turned up Abdolhamid Rigi, the brother of Abdelmalek Rigi.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan|Umar Farooq|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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
The country is well inhabited, for it contains fifty-one cities, near a hundred walled towns, and a great number of villages.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
The two women had no intention of bathing; they had just strolled down to the beach for a walk and to be alone and near the water.
There was a lathe near the spot where David Arden stood, and shavings and splinters under his feet.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Madame Ratignolle laid her hand over that of Mrs. Pontellier, which was near her.
Edmund de la Pole, earl of Suffolk, on account of his near relationship to the house of York, beheaded.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
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)
Other 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)