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Dictionary definition for: Near

1. (v) move towards; "We were approaching our destination" "They are drawing near" "The enemy army came nearer and nearer"

2. (a) 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"

3. (r) 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"

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5. (s) closely resembling the genuine article; "near beer" "a dress of near satin"

6. (s) giving or spending with reluctance; "our cheeseparing administration" "very close (or near) with his money" "a penny-pinching miserly old man"

7. (s) with or in a close or intimate relationship; "a good friend" "my sisters and brothers are near and dear"

8. (s) very close in resemblance; "sketched in an approximate likeness" "a near likeness"

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