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Part of speech: Adjective

Not far distant in time, place, or degree; close, intimate; dear; as, near to my heart; familiar; narrow; in riding or driving, on the left; as, the near horse; direct or quick; as, to go by the near way; mean or stingy.

Part of speech: Adverb

At a little distance; almost; closely.

Part of speech: Preposition

Close to.

Part of speech: Verb

To approach; come close to.

Part of speech: Adverb


Part of speech: Noun


Usage examples "near":
  • Don't come near him, I say! - "A Tale of a Lonely Parish", F. Marion Crawford.
  • Henry said; he had come back near her. - "The Indian Drum", William MacHarg Edwin Balmer.
  • " Nobody is near us," said Loveit. - "The Parent's Assistant", Maria Edgeworth.