move towards; "We were approaching our destination"; "They are drawing near"; "The enemy army came nearer and nearer"
not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances;
very close in resemblance; "sketched in an approximate likeness"; "a near likeness"
with or in a close or intimate relationship;
giving or spending with reluctance;
(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"
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