relating to or applicable to or concerned with the administration of a city or town or district rather than a larger area; "local taxes"; "local authorities"
affecting only a restricted part or area of the body; "local anesthesia"
of or belonging to or characteristic of a particular locality or neighborhood; "local customs"; "local schools"; "the local citizens"; "a local point of view"; "local outbreaks of flu"; "a local bus line"
public transport consisting of a bus or train that stops at all stations or stops; "the local seemed to take forever to get to New York"
anesthetic that numbs a particular area of the body
with or in a close or intimate relationship;
move towards; "We were approaching our destination"; "They are drawing near"; "The enemy army came nearer and nearer"
giving or spending with reluctance;
closely resembling the genuine article; "near beer"; "a dress of near satin"
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"
(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 contract"; "I was near exhausted by the run"; "most everyone agrees"
not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances;