Textual thesaurus for "near"

(adj) nigh, close

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

(adj) approximate

very close in resemblance

sketched in an approximate likeness; a near likeness

(adj) dear, good

with or in a close or intimate relationship

a good friend; my sisters and brothers are near and dear

(adj) cheeseparing, close, penny-pinching, skinny

giving or spending with reluctance

our cheeseparing administration; very close (or near) with his money; a penny-pinching miserly old man

(adj) nigh

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

(adv) virtually, well-nigh, nearly, nigh, most, about, almost

(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

(adv) nigh, close

near in time or place or relationship

as the wedding day drew near; stood near the door; don't shoot until they come near; getting near to the true explanation; her mother is always near; The end draws nigh; the bullet didn't come close; don't get too close to the fire

(verb) come near, come on, go up, draw close, draw near, approach

move towards

We were approaching our destination; They are drawing near; The enemy army came nearer and nearer