- Close to one's interests, affection, etc.; intimate; dear.
"a near friend"
- (of an event) Approaching.
"The end is near."
- (obsolete) Immediate; direct; close; short.
- Closely connected or related.
- So as barely to avoid or pass injury or loss; close; narrow.
"a near escape"
- (dated) Next to the driver, when he is on foot; (US) on the left of an animal or a team.
"the near ox; the near leg"
- Physically close.
- Close to anything followed or imitated; not free, loose, or rambling.
"a version near to the original"
- Approximate, almost.
"The two words are near synonyms."
- (obsolete, slang) Stingy; parsimonious.
- (colloquial) nearly
- Having a small intervening distance with regard to something.
- The left side of a horse or of a team of horses pulling a carriage etc.
- Close to, in close proximity to.
"There are habitable planets orbiting many of the stars near our Sun."
- Close to in time.
"The voyage was near completion."
- To come closer to; to approach.
"The ship nears the land."