near vs nearly :

Definitions

  • v  move towards
    They are drawing near
    The enemy army came nearer and nearer
  • 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
  • s  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
  • s  closely resembling the genuine article
    near beer
    a dress of near satin
  • s  giving or spending with reluctance
    very close (or near) with his money
  • s  with or in a close or intimate relationship
    my sisters and brothers are near and dear
  • s  very close in resemblance
    a near likeness
  • 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
  • r  (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but
    he nearly fainted
    I was near exhausted by the run

  • r  (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but
    he nearly fainted
  • r  in a close manner
    the person most nearly concerned
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