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
According to Kostick, while awaiting a van to transport Stewart to the nearest police station, his mood changed.Before Eric Garner, There Was Michael Stewart: The Tragic Story of the Real-Life Radio Raheem|Marlow Stern|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But all of them add up to a coiled-up rage, ready to lash out at the nearest target.Of Gamers, Gates, and Disco Demolition: The Roots of Reactionary Rage|Arthur Chu|October 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So we all walked down to the nearest pet store and Joan got her new dog Sammy.The Directors of Joan Rivers Documentary 'A Piece of Work' Remember Its Star|Kevin Fallon|September 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
My nearest relation, my wife, is telling me to get off my database and take out the garbage.Up To a Point: Robber Barons Make Way For Robber Nerds|P. J. O’Rourke|August 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A vast database of doctors points you to the nearest licenser in your area.
After relievedly giving the pistol to the nearest soldier, he stumbled quickly over to Brion and took his hand.Sense of Obligation|Henry Maxwell Dempsey (AKA Harry Harrison)
But I suppose, as he is my nearest relative, it is but natural he should be anxious about my health.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
I turned round, thrust my purse into the lap of the nearest, and with a light heart led the lady back to the hotel.
Perhaps the nearest approach to a pure æsthetic enjoyment in these early days is the love of flowers.Children's Ways|James Sully
At once the sepoys at the Kashmir Gate fired a volley at the nearest officers, of whom three fell dead.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
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)