Definition - near

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near
  1. 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"; "had a close call"
  2. very close in resemblance; "sketched in an approximate likeness"; "a near likeness"
  3. with or in a close or intimate relationship;
  4. giving or spending with reluctance; "our cheeseparing administration"; "very close (or near) with his money"; "a penny-pinching miserly old man"
  5. closely resembling the genuine article; "near beer"; "a dress of near satin"
  6. move towards; "We were approaching our destination"; "They are drawing near"; "The enemy army came nearer and nearer"
  7. 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"
  8. (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplishe

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