approach (a time or a place)
close to; in the vicinity
close by; close in time; almost
close; close in time; closer; intimate; of the last moment; stingy; left-handed
\near\ (?), a. [compar. nearer (?); superl. nearest.] [see near, adv.] 1.
not far distant in time, place, or degree; not remote; close at hand; adjacent; neighboring; nigh. "as one near death." he served great hector, and was ever near, not with his trumpet only, but his spear. 2.
closely connected or related. she is thy father's near kinswoman. xviii. 12. 3.
close to one's interests, affection, etc.; touching, or affecting intimately; intimate; dear; as, a near friend. 4.
close to anything followed or imitated; not free, loose, or rambling; as, a version near to the original. 5.
so as barely to avoid or pass injury or loss; close; narrow; as, a near escape. 6.
next to the driver, when he is on foot; in the unted states, on the left of an animal or a team; as, the near ox; the near leg. see off side, under off, a. 7.
immediate; direct; close; short. "the nearest way." 8.
close-fisted; parsimonious. [obs. or low, eng.]
note: near may properly be followed by to before the thing approached'; but more frequently to is omitted, and the adjective or the adverb is regarded as a preposition. the same is also true of the word nigh.
to come near to to get near
come near near-blind
near-legged draw near
near beer near the wind
near or nigh near by
or NO NEAR!
[sic] A direction to the helmsman to put the helm a little aweather, to keep the sails full; to let her come no nearer the wind.
may refer to:
Science, mathematics, technology, biology, and medicine
- Nicking Enzyme Amplification Reaction, a method for in vitro DNA amplification
- Near-Earth object, an object in the Solar System whose orbit brings it close to the Earth
- Near-Earth asteroid
- Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research
- NEAR Shoemaker, a spacecraft that studied the near-Earth asteroid Eros
- Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer, a scientific instrument for infrared astronomy
- Near Field Communication (NFC), a short-range wireless communication technology
- N.E.A.R. (National Emergency Alarm Repeater), an obsolete civilian warning device in the United States
- Nearness defined as it relates to Point-Set Topology, also known as proximity space
- "Near", an interactive city browser application developed by NearGlobal
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The Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous – Shoemaker (NEAR Shoemaker), renamed after its 1996 launch in honor of planetary scientist Eugene Shoemaker, was a robotic space probe designed by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory for NASA to study the near-Earth asteroid Eros from close orbit over a period of a year. The mission succeeded in closing in with the asteroid and orbited it several times, finally terminating by touching down on the asteroid on 12 February 2001.
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propter, propinquus, prope, prope iuxta
1. move towards; "We were approaching our destination"; "They are drawing near"; "The enemy army came nearer and nearer"
(synonym) approach, come on, go up, draw near, draw close, come near
(hypernym) come, come up
(hyponym) drive up
(entail) advance, progress, pass on, move on, march on, go on
(verb-group) approach, come nearAdjective
1. 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"
2. 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"
(synonym) near(a), nigh(a)
3. closely resembling the genuine article; "near beer"; "a dress of near satin"
(similar) artificial, unreal
4. giving or spending with reluctance; "our cheeseparing administration"; "very close (or near) with his money"; "a penny-pinching miserly old man"
(synonym) cheeseparing, close, penny-pinching
(similar) stingy, ungenerous
5. with or in a close or intimate relationship; "a good friend"; "my sisters and brothers are near and dear"
(synonym) dear, good
6. very close in resemblance; "sketched in an approximate likeness"; "a near likeness"
1. 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"
(synonym) nigh, close
2. (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; `near' is sometimes used informally for `nearly' and `most' is sometimes used informally for `almost'; "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"
(synonym) about, just about, almost, most, all but, nearly, nigh, virtually, well-nigh
, comhgharach, athchomair, i n-aice le (of place
); fada ó (with neg.
)both far and near:
idir chian is chomhgarnear (to):
a. proximate; near; nigh Car =
n. a friend, a relation; a. near, prep. on, by, at Cyfagos =
a. near, contiguous Dynesu =
v. to draw near Eiddwg =
a. contiguous, near Ger =
n. utterance; a cry, prep. by, at, near Nesiad =
n. a drawing near Wnc, Wng =
a. close, near, hard by Ymnesau =
v. to approach; to draw one's self near
The let hand, cupped, fingers together, is held before the chest, palm facing the body. The right hand, also cupped, fingers together, moves a very short distance back and forth, as it is held in front of the left.
Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (now named NEAR Shoemaker)
Fear of being close to high buildings
To draw near; to approach.
Adjacent to; close by; not far from; nigh; as, the ship sailed near the land. See the Note under near, a.
To approach; to come nearer; as, the ship neared the land.
So as barely to avoid or pass injury or loss; close; narrow; as, a near escape.
Not far distant in time, place, or degree; not remote; close at hand; adjacent; neighboring; nigh.
Next to the driver, when he is on foot; in the Unted States, on the left of an animal or a team; as, the near ox; the near leg. See Off side, under Off, a.
Nearly; almost; well-nigh.
Closely connected or related.
Close to one's interests, affection, etc.; touching, or affecting intimately; intimate; dear; as, a near friend.
Close to anything followed or imitated; not free, loose, or rambling; as, a version near to the original.
At a little distance, in place, time, manner, or degree; not remote; nigh.
Immediate; direct; close; short.
be, be' betau
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