nearest nearest  /ˈnɪ rəst/

Definition(s):

  • (adv) (superlative of `near' or `close') within the shortest distance

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. In its size and shape, its instincts and intelligence, it was the nearest thing to man that has yet made the perilous voyage into space and returned safely.
  2. It is one of history's great ironies that the nearest thing we have ever seen to a genuine workers' revolution was directed against a so-called workers' state.
  3. Taxis: Round up to the nearest dollar, although many drivers will do this on their own when making change.

News

  1. Sunday's supermoon will be year's closest

    Take a peek skyward Sunday night and, clouds permitting, you'll gaze upon the closest full moon of the year. Called the supermoon, it will be at perigee, or the nearest its orbit swings it to earth in 2013, a distance of 221,824 miles.        
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Sun-Sentinel

  2. NASA moon probe celebrates 4th birthday on Supermoon Sunday

    A sharp-eyed NASA spacecraft celebrates four years of circling the moon this Sunday (June 23), just in time for the "supermoon."Since arriving in orbit on June 23, 2009, NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has given scientists a much deeper understanding of Earth's nearest neighbor, mission team members said."Not only has LRO delivered all the information that is needed for future human ...
    on June 23, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  3. Supermoon: when to see it in all its glory

    This weekend the moon reaches its full phase while also reaching the nearest-Earth position of its orbit, creating views of a 'supermoon.' It's a rare astronomical treat.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: The Christian Science Monitor

Quotes

  1. "I'm certain that we will resolve the transit problem in the nearest future," Medvedev told a news conference after the meeting.
    on Jan 17, 2009 By: Dmitry Medvedev Source: San Jose Mercury News

  2. During the call, Balsillie told investors and analysts that RIM's market share continued to grow, and in first quarter, the US share "increased substantially and was more than double that of our nearest competitor, whose share decreased...
    on Jun 25, 2008 By: Jim Balsillie Source: CTV.ca

  3. "We have made serious progress in this case," Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika told President Vladimir Putin in televised remarks. "As of today, 10 people have been arrested, and literally in the nearest future they will be charged with the...
    on Aug 27, 2007 By: Yuri Chaika Source: Guardian Unlimited

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