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nearby

[ neer-bahy ]
/ ˈnɪərˈbaɪ /
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adjective
close at hand; not far off; adjacent; neighboring: a nearby village.
adverb
in the neighborhood or vicinity; close by: She works nearby.
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Origin of nearby

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at near, by
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British Dictionary definitions for nearby

nearby

adjective (ˈnɪəˌbaɪ)
not far away; close at hand
adverb (ˌnɪəˈbaɪ)
close by
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