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Definition of Near

Near

  1. At a little distance, in place, time, manner, or degree; not remote; nigh.
  2. Nearly; almost; well-nigh.
  3. Closely; intimately.
  4. Not far distant in time, place, or degree; not remote; close at hand; adjacent; neighboring; nigh.
  5. Closely connected or related.
  6. Close to one's interests, affection, etc.; touching, or affecting intimately; intimate; dear; as, a near friend.
  7. Close to anything followed or imitated; not free, loose, or rambling; as, a version near to the original.
  8. So as barely to avoid or pass injury or loss; close; narrow; as, a near escape.
  9. Next to the driver, when he is on foot; in the Unted States, on the left of an animal or a team; as, the near ox; the near leg. See Off side, under Off, a.
  10. Immediate; direct; close; short.
  11. Close-fisted; parsimonious.
  12. Adjacent to; close by; not far from; nigh; as, the ship sailed near the land. See the Note under near, a.
  13. To approach; to come nearer; as, the ship neared the land.
  14. To draw near; to approach.

Near Quotations

Pope John XXIII Quote
I have looked into your eyes with my eyes. I have put my heart near your heart.
Pope John XXIII

The great defense against the air menace is to attack the enemy's aircraft as near as possible to their point of departure.
Winston Churchill

The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves.
George Washington

Our duty is to encourage every one in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the Truth.
Swami Vivekananda

The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation.
Oscar Wilde
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Near Translations

near in Afrikaans is aanstaande, na
near in Dutch is eerstvolgend, aanstaand, komend
near in German is nahe
near in Latin is propter, propinquus, prope, prope
near in Portuguese is perto

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