Definition of near:

part of speech: adverb

Almost; within a little.

part of speech: verb

To approach; to come nearer; to draw near.

part of speech: preposition

At no great distance from; close to, followed by to, expressed or understood, as the ship is near the harbour.

part of speech: comparative


part of speech: adjective

Not far distant; intimate; closely related by blood or affection; literal; not loose or rambling; direct; short; next to one; parsimonious; on the left, opposed to off in riding or driving.

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