• (adv.) At a little distance, in place, time, manner, or degree; not remote; nigh.
  • (adv.) Nearly; almost; well-nigh.
  • (adv.) Closely; intimately.
  • (adv.) Not far distant in time, place, or degree; not remote; close at hand; adjacent; neighboring; nigh.
  • (adv.) Closely connected or related.
  • (adv.) Close to one's interests, affection, etc.; touching, or affecting intimately; intimate; dear; as, a near friend.
  • (adv.) Close to anything followed or imitated; not free, loose, or rambling; as, a version near to the original.
  • (adv.) So as barely to avoid or pass injury or loss; close; narrow; as, a near escape.
  • (adv.) 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.
  • (a) Immediate; direct; close; short.
  • (a) Close-fisted; parsimonious.
  • (prep.) Adjacent to; close by; not far from; nigh; as, the ship sailed near the land. See the Note under near, a.
  • (adv.) To approach; to come nearer; as, the ship neared the land.
  • (v. i.) To draw near; to approach.

Compare near with other words:

neal vs. near

lear vs. near

near vs. neer

mear vs. near

near vs. ner

near vs. sear

near vs. neat

neap vs. near

gear vs. near

near vs. pear

fear vs. near

near vs. wear

bear vs. near

ear vs. near

near vs. tear

hear vs. near

dear vs. near

near vs. year

impending vs. near

closer vs. near

near vs. unnear

appropinquation vs. near

content vs. near

above vs. near

mere vs. near

near vs. relative

near vs. rear

about vs. near

near vs. proximate

near vs. proximal

beside vs. near

near vs. palsgrave

anear vs. near

anigh vs. near

near vs. postilion

near vs. next

approximately vs. near

bain vs. near

farsightedness vs. near

appropinquate vs. near

near vs. vicinity

near vs. whereabouts

near vs. nudge

near vs. prospective

apposition vs. near

near vs. toward

near vs. umbo

approximate vs. near

ish vs. near

adjacent vs. near

extreme vs. near

gain vs. near

near vs. push

near vs. nigh

approach vs. near

near vs. time

near vs. proximity

near vs. nearsighted

near vs. nearness

near vs. nearly

left vs. near

far vs. near

clear vs. near

come vs. near

near vs. remote

almost vs. near

close vs. near