nearby

[ neer-bahy ]
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adjective
  1. close at hand; not far off; adjacent; neighboring: a nearby village.

adverb
  1. in the neighborhood or vicinity; close by: She works nearby.

Origin of nearby

1
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)
  1. not far away; close at hand

adverb(ˌnɪəˈbaɪ)
  1. close by

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