Associations to the word «Near»


NEAR, noun. The left side of a horse or of a team of horses pulling a carriage etc.
NEAR, adjective. Physically close.
NEAR, adjective. Closely connected or related.
NEAR, adjective. Close to one's interests, affection, etc.; intimate; dear.
NEAR, adjective. Close to anything followed or imitated; not free, loose, or rambling.
NEAR, adjective. So as barely to avoid or pass injury or loss; close; narrow.
NEAR, adjective. (of an event) Approaching.
NEAR, adjective. Approximate, almost.
NEAR, adjective. (dated) Next to the driver, when he is on foot; (US) on the left of an animal or a team.
NEAR, adjective. (obsolete) Immediate; direct; close; short.
NEAR, adjective. (obsolete) (slang) Stingy; parsimonious.
NEAR, adverb. Having a small intervening distance with regard to something.
NEAR, adverb. (colloquial) nearly
NEAR, preposition. Close to, in close proximity to.
NEAR, preposition. Close to in time.
NEAR, verb. To come closer to; to approach.
NEAR ABROAD, noun. The other countries and political regions which are in the vicinity of a country or political region.
NEAR BEER, noun. Any of a class of malt liquors that contain so little alcohol (usually less than 0.5%) that they will not produce intoxication.
NEAR BEERS, noun. Plural of near beer
NEAR EAST, proper noun. The region located south of Eastern Europe, comprised of Anatolia, Transcaucasia, the Levant, and Mesopotamia.
NEAR EASTERN, adjective. Of or pertaining to the Near East
NEAR FIELD, noun. (acoustics) The region within a distance a fraction of a wavelength from a sound source. Accordingly, the outer boundary of the near-field region is closer for high-pitched sound than for low-pitched sound.
NEAR FIELD, noun. (electronics) (communications) The region within about half a wavelength from an electrically small antenna. More specifically it is the region within the radiansphere.
NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION, noun. Communication over very short distances, as by contact or near contact of electronic devices.
NEAR FIELDS, noun. Plural of near field
NEAR INFRARED, noun. (physics) infrared light closest in wavelength to visible light, from .7 - 1.4 µm.
NEAR MISS, noun. A miss which was nearly a hit or collision
NEAR MISS, noun. (by extension) a scenario which ends safely but might well have ended in disaster
NEAR MISS, noun. (by extension) an attempt which fails narrowly; a performance which falls just short of a certain benchmark
NEAR MISSES, noun. Plural of near miss
NEAR POINT, noun. The nearest point upon which an eye can focus
NEAR POINTS, noun. Plural of near point
NEAR POST, noun. (soccer) (idiomatic) The goalpost nearest from where a cross is made.
NEAR SIDE, noun. (horsemanship) The left-hand side of a horse.
NEAR SIGHT, noun. Nearsightedness; myopia
NEAR SIGHTED, adjective. Myopic; unable to see distant objects unaided
NEAR TERM, adjective. Alternative spelling of near-term
NEAR THE KNUCKLE, adjective. (British) (idiomatic) Risqué, sexual, suggestive of impropriety.
NEAR VISION, noun. The ability to see clearly an image that is relatively close (about 10 to 13 inches)

Dictionary definition

NEAR, verb. Move towards; "We were approaching our destination"; "They are drawing near"; "The enemy army came nearer and nearer".
NEAR, adverb. Near in time or place or relationship; "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"; "The end draws nigh"; "the bullet didn't come close"; "don't get too close to the fire".
NEAR, adverb. (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but; "the job is (just) about done"; "the baby was almost asleep when the alarm sounded"; "we're almost finished"; "the car all but ran her down"; "he nearly fainted"; "talked for nigh onto 2 hours"; "the recording is well-nigh perfect"; "virtually all the parties signed the contract"; "I was near exhausted by the run"; "most everyone agrees".
NEAR, adjective. Not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances; "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"; "she was close to tears"; "had a close call".
NEAR, adjective. Being on the left side; "the near or nigh horse is the one on the left"; "the animal's left side is its near or nigh side".
NEAR, adjective. Closely resembling the genuine article; "near beer"; "a dress of near satin".
NEAR, adjective. Giving or spending with reluctance; "our cheeseparing administration"; "very close (or near) with his money"; "a penny-pinching miserly old man".
NEAR, adjective. With or in a close or intimate relationship; "a good friend"; "my sisters and brothers are near and dear".
NEAR, adjective. Very close in resemblance; "sketched in an approximate likeness"; "a near likeness".

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