Definition - near

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near
  1. very close in resemblance; "sketched in an approximate likeness"; "a near likeness"
  2. with or in a close or intimate relationship;
  3. giving or spending with reluctance; "our cheeseparing administration"; "very close (or near) with his money"; "a penny-pinching miserly old man"
  4. closely resembling the genuine article; "near beer"; "a dress of near satin"
  5. 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"
  6. move towards; "We were approaching our destination"; "They are drawing near"; "The enemy army came nearer and nearer"
  7. (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but; "the job is (just) about done"; "the baby was almost asleep when the alarm sounded"; "we're almost finished"; "the car all but ran her down"; "he nearly fainted"; "talked for nigh onto 2 hours"; "the recording is well-nigh perfect"; "virtually all the parties signed the c

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