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Nearest or next to in space
“A family connection is said to be a near guarantee of winning public office.”
Superlative for only a short distance away or apart in space or time
“Wales may be a near neighbor, but it has traits and trends that set it well apart from Ireland and neighboring England.”
Superlative for imminent, only a short time ahead
“These proposals were made and are expected to be carried out in the near future.”
Superlative for closely acquainted or related
“Several of our friends came to see us, particularly a young woman with whom I had before a near acquaintance.”
Superlative for 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.”
Superlative for 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.”
(dated, rare) Superlative for sparing in the expenditure of money
“He's so near, it's partly a wonder how he lives at all.”
Superlative for 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.”
Superlative for very close to in amount, degree or quantity, but not quite
“Brains holistically synthesize visual sensory stimuli to provide us with a near instant facial recognition of those around us.”
Superlative for 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.”
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