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Adjective
Not being distant in time, space, or significance
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“Wales may be a near neighbor, but it has traits and trends that set it well apart from Ireland and neighboring England.”
Adjective
Imminent, only a short time ahead
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“These proposals were made and are expected to be carried out in the near future.”
Adjective
Closely acquainted or related
“Several of our friends came to see us, particularly a young woman with whom I had before a near acquaintance.”
Adjective
Having a close family connection
“The marquess of Louthian, a near relation of the duke of Argyles, is to have the regiment of foot guards in Scotland.”
Adjective
Being the less far of two
“With or without instruments, we, here on Earth, see only the near side of the Moon.”
Adjective
Close to being (the thing mentioned)
“A family connection is said to be a near guarantee of winning public office.”
Adjective
Closely resembling an object that is modeled or imitated
“The cartographic problem is partially solved by the ability to create a near replica of the landscape through computer-generated surfaces.”
Adjective
(dated, rare) Sparing in the expenditure of money
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“He's so near, it's partly a wonder how he lives at all.”
Adjective
Denotes being at or within a specified space or place
Adjective
Almost or nearly as described, but not completely or according to strict definition
Adjective
Close to the actual, but not completely accurate or exact
Adjective
Worthy of comparison
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Adjective
Of or relating to comparison
Adjective
Unable to fully realise one's ambitions
Adjective
Won or achieved only by a small margin
Adjective
Partial or incomplete in nature
Adjective
Being or showing a sign of evil or calamity to come
Adjective
Resembling or having a likeness to something
Adjective
Of small width in relation to length
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Adjective
(similar to) Denoting a resemblance when comparing one to another
Preposition
At or to a short distance away from (a place)
“He lived near to the University I attended, so we planned that I would stop by one afternoon when I had a break at school.”
Preposition
Close to in level, degree, quantity or time
“That is near the limit of what the sensors can do at this speed.”
Preposition
Close to, or similar, in nature or manner
“They are hoping that the young prodigy's talent is near that of his legendary father.”
Preposition
Following in order or importance
Preposition
In the direction of
Preposition
In the vicinity of
Preposition
For all of, or at any time within, a given time interval
Adverb
At or to a place or time not far away
“He would come often and stand near, giving a running commentary on the different stages of the whole process.”
Adverb
Very close to in amount, degree or quantity, but not quite
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“Brains holistically synthesize visual sensory stimuli to provide us with a near instant facial recognition of those around us.”
Adverb
Roughly or approximately close to in quantity, amount or degree
“It takes near an hour to walk to the bluff, where the sight of the surf raises hairs on the back of my neck.”
Adverb
In proximity to
Adverb
To this place
Adverb
Next to
Adverb
Out of mind
Adverb
In the front
Verb
To approach or come near to (physically or numerically)
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“As you begin to near the quayside, you should begin to slow the towing boat until it comes to a full stop.”
Verb
Wait with expectation
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Present at a function or a place
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To be about to happen
Verb
Be or seem to be equal or comparable to
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Prefix
Near, beyond, etc.
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