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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

The free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it - basically because you feel good, very good, when you are near or with them.
Charles Bukowski

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

I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near.
Margaret Thatcher

Anyone who thinks my story is anywhere near over is sadly mistaken.
Donald Trump

As life runs on, the road grows strange with faces new - and near the end. The milestones into headstones change, Neath every one a friend.
James Russell Lowell
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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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