near near  /ˈnɪr/


  1. (v) move towards
  2. (adj) not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances
  3. (adj) being on the left side
  4. (adj) closely resembling the genuine article
  5. (adj) giving or spending with reluctance
  6. (adj) with or in a close or intimate relationship
  7. (adj) very close in resemblance
  8. (adv) near in time or place or relationship
  9. (adv) (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but


  1. Two months later, De Cruz, 28, was near death, unconscious in a hospital in Singapore.
  2. Florence had what's known as a near-death experience.
  3. Don't swim near people who are fishing or spear-fishing, or near sewage outfalls.


  1. Residents near Belmont fire keeping an eye on the site

    Folks living near the scene of a warehouse fire along Belmont are back in their homes, but they’re being asked to keep an eye out. Fire crews remained at the scene making sure hot spots remain under control Monday. Health …
    on June 18, 2013     Source: FOX 59 Indianapolis

  2. Near drowning reported in south Charlotte, one person taken to hospital

    Emergency crews have transported a near-drowning patient to Carolinas Medical Center with potentially life threatening injures.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: WBTV Charlotte

  3. Near-drowning overnight near East Pima & Wimot

    TUCSON - Tucson Fire Dept. transported a woman in her 20's to the hospital overnight. She's said to be in crtical condition after a near-drowning.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: KVOA Tucson


  1. "After contracting sharply over the past year, economic activity appears to be leveling out, both in the United States and abroad, and the prospects for growth in the near term appear good," Bernanke said, in a speech at an economic symposium...
    on Aug 21, 2009 By: Ben Bernanke Source: Las Vegas Review - Journal

  2. "Unemployment is near 10 percent. The American people continue to ask, where are the jobs? But the president keeps whining and indulging in childish partisan attacks," Boehner said in a statement. "How out of touch can he get?"
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: John Boehner Source: The Associated Press

  3. "As we near victory in one contest, the next challenge is already heating up," Plouffe said. "President (George W.) Bush and Senator McCain have begun coordinating their attacks on Barack Obama in an effort to extend their failed policies for...
    on May 19, 2008 By: David Plouffe Source: AFP

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