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Definitions of near:
  • verb:   move towards
    Example: "They are drawing near"
  • adjective:   closely resembling the genuine article
    Example: "Near beer"
  • adjective:   not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances
    Example: "Near neighbors"
  • adjective:   very close in resemblance
    Example: "A near likeness"
  • adjective:   with or in a close or intimate relationship
    Example: "My sisters and brothers are near and dear"
  • adjective:   giving or spending with reluctance
    Example: "Very close (or near) with his money"
  • adverb:   near in time or place or relationship
    Example: "As the wedding day drew near"
  • adverb:   (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'
    Example: "He nearly fainted"
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 100000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #13203)

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