HyperDic: near

English > 9 senses of the word near:
ADJECTIVEallnear, close, nighnot far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances
allnear, nighbeing on the left side
allnearclosely resembling the genuine article
allnear, cheeseparing, close, penny-pinching, skinnygiving or spending with reluctance
allnear, dear, goodwith or in a close or intimate relationship / relationship
allnear, approximatevery close in resemblance
ADVERBallnear, nigh, closenear in time or place or relationship
allnear, about, almost, most, nearly, nigh, virtually, well-nigh(of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished
VERBmotionnear, approach, come on, go up, draw near, draw close, come nearmove towards
near > pronunciation
Soundsnih'r
Rhymesacyclovir ... zaire / Zaire: 93 rhymes with ihr...
English > near: 9 senses > adjective 1
Meaningnot far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances.
Examples
  • "near neighbors"
  • "in the near future"
  • "they are near equals"
  • "his nearest approach to success"
  • "a very near thing"
  • "a near hit by the bomb"
  • "she was near tears"
Synonymsclose, nigh
Attribute ofdistanceThe property created by the space between two objects or points
Narroweradjacentnear or close to but not necessarily touching
hotOf a seeker
nearbyclose at hand
warmOf a seeker
OppositefarLocated at a great distance in time or space or degree / degree
Spanishcercano, próximo
Catalanproper
Nounsnearnessthe spatial property resulting from a relatively small distance
English > near: 9 senses > adjective 2
MeaningOn the left side.
Examples
  • "the near or nigh horse is the one on the left"
  • "the animal's left side is its near or nigh side"
Synonymnigh
BroaderleftBeing or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the west when facing north
English > near: 9 senses > adjective 3
MeaningClosely resembling the genuine article.
Examples
  • "near beer"
  • "a dress of near satin"
Broaderartificial, unrealcontrived by art rather than nature
English > near: 9 senses > adjective 4
MeaningGiving or spending with reluctance.
Example "very close (or near) with his money"
Synonymscheeseparing, close, penny-pinching, skinny
Broaderstingy, ungenerousUnwilling to spend
Spanishrácano
Catalangarrepa
English > near: 9 senses > adjective 5
MeaningWith or in a close or intimate relationship / relationship.
Example "my sisters and brothers are near and dear"
Synonymsdear, good
BroadercloseClose in relevance or relationship
Spanishcercano, querido
Catalanestimat, proper
English > near: 9 senses > adjective 6
MeaningVery close in resemblance.
Example "a near likeness"
Synonymapproximate
BroadercloseClose in relevance or relationship
Spanishaproximado
Catalanaproximat
English > near: 9 senses > adverb 1
Meaningnear in time or place or relationship.
Examples
  • "as the wedding day drew near"
  • "stood near the door"
  • "don't shoot until they come near"
  • "getting near to the true explanation"
  • "her mother is always near"
Synonymsnigh, close
English > near: 9 senses > adverb 2
Meaning(of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but.
Examples
  • "he nearly fainted"
  • "I was near exhausted by the run"
Synonymsabout, almost, most, nearly, nigh, virtually, well-nigh
Spanishaproximadamente, casi, cerca, más, prácticamente, virtualmente
Catalancasi, gairebé, quasi
English > near: 9 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningMove towards.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
Examples
  • "They are drawing near"
  • "The enemy army came nearer and nearer"
Synonymsapproach, come on, go up, draw near, draw close, come near
Entailsadvance, progress, pass on, move on, march on, go onMove forward, also in the metaphorical sense
Narrowerbear down on, bear down uponSail towards another vessel, of a ship
closedraw near
drive upapproach while driving
edge in, edge upPush one's way into (a space)
push, crowdapproach a certain age or speed
Broadercome, come upMove toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody
Similar toapproach, come nearcome near in time
Spanishabordar, acercarse, acercar, acostar, aproximarse, aproximar, encarar, subir, venir
Catalanabordar, acostar-se, acostar, apropar-se, aproximar, encarar, venir

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