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Synonyms for near
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Wiktionary

  1. nearadverb

    Antonyms:
    remote, far from

  2. nearpreposition

    close to, in close proximity to.

    I'm near sighted.

    Antonyms:
    remote, far from

  3. nearadjective

    nearly

    The voyage was near completion.

    Antonyms:
    remote, far from

  4. nearadjective

    The two words are near synonyms.

    Antonyms:
    remote

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. near

    Adjacent farms may not be connected; if adjoining, they meet at the boundary-line. Conterminous would imply that their dimensions were exactly equal on the side where they adjoin. Contiguous may be used for either adjacent or adjoining. Abutting refers rather to the end of one building or estate than to the neighborhood of another. Buildings may be adjacent or adjoining that are not attached. Near is a relative word, places being called near upon the railroad which would elsewhere be deemed remote. Neighboring always implies such proximity that the inhabitants may be neighbors. Next views some object as the nearest of several or many; next neighbor implies a neighborhood.

    Synonyms:
    abutting, adjacent, adjoining, attached, beside, bordering, close, conterminous, contiguous, coterminous, neighboring, next, nigh

    Antonyms:
    detached, disconnected, disjoined, distant, remote, separate

    Preposition:
    The farm was adjacent to the village.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. near

    Synonyms:
    nigh, close, adjacent, neighboring

    Antonyms:
    far, distant, remote

Princeton's WordNet

  1. near, close, nighadjective

    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"

    Synonyms:
    near(a), good, closemouthed, snug, cheeseparing, tight, penny-pinching, stuffy, faithful, airless, nigh, close-fitting, close, tightlipped, confining, approximate, nigh(a), unaired, secretive, dear, skinny, closelipped

    Antonyms:
    faraway, remote, further, cold, farthermost, distant, farther, far, furthest, right, out-of-the-way(a), utmost, far-off, generous, furthermost, outlying(a), off the beaten track(p), farthest, uttermost, removed, natural

  2. near(a), nigh(a)adjective

    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"

    Antonyms:
    faraway, off the beaten track(p), farther, remote, distant, farthermost, far, farthest, outlying(a), furthermost, cold, utmost, out-of-the-way(a), removed, uttermost, further, right, natural, furthest, generous, far-off

  3. nearadjective

    closely resembling the genuine article

    "near beer"; "a dress of near satin"

    Synonyms:
    penny-pinching, dear, cheeseparing, nigh, near(a), skinny, good, approximate, close, nigh(a)

    Antonyms:
    uttermost, farthermost, out-of-the-way(a), farther, remote, distant, right, outlying(a), removed, furthest, furthermost, far, generous, faraway, further, natural, farthest, utmost, off the beaten track(p), far-off, cold

  4. cheeseparing, close, near, penny-pinching, skinnyadjective

    giving or spending with reluctance

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

    Synonyms:
    scraggy, near(a), skinny, boney, tightlipped, cheeseparing, weedy, snug, penny-pinching, stuffy, faithful, tight-fitting, airless, nigh, tightfitting, close-fitting, underweight, close, good, tightly fitting, tight, approximate, confining, closemouthed, tight fitting, nigh(a), unaired, secretive, dear, scrawny, closelipped

    Antonyms:
    out-of-the-way(a), off the beaten track(p), further, far, farther, remote, uttermost, distant, removed, furthermost, farthest, far-off, right, natural, furthest, cold, faraway, outlying(a), farthermost, utmost, generous

  5. dear, good, nearadjective

    with or in a close or intimate relationship

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

    Synonyms:
    beneficial, dear, close, good, upright, sound, costly, in effect(p), unspoiled, skillful, effective, near(a), serious, secure, penny-pinching, heartfelt, salutary, pricy, earnest, skilful, practiced, dependable, estimable, dear(p), nigh(a), expert, approximate, just, darling, beloved, skinny, cheeseparing, proficient, full, nigh, right, high-priced, respectable, undecomposed, unspoilt, in force(p), ripe, pricey, honest, safe, adept, honorable, devout, well(p)

    Antonyms:
    further, distant, right, outlying(a), generous, far, out-of-the-way(a), remote, removed, uttermost, cold, farthermost, far-off, furthermost, faraway, farther, off the beaten track(p), utmost, natural, furthest, farthest

  6. approximate, nearverb

    very close in resemblance

    "sketched in an approximate likeness"; "a near likeness"

    Synonyms:
    nigh(a), dear, cheeseparing, nigh, near(a), close, good, approximative, close together(p), approximate, penny-pinching, rough, skinny

    Antonyms:
    removed, further, farther, cold, far-off, right, generous, distant, far, faraway, natural, out-of-the-way(a), furthermost, remote, utmost, furthest, farthest, farthermost, off the beaten track(p), uttermost, outlying(a)

  7. approach, near, come on, go up, draw near, draw close, come nearadverb

    move towards

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

    Synonyms:
    rise, set about, cuddle, climb up, come along, draw close, get along, uprise, border on, progress, come on, go up, advance, surface, lift, snuggle, arise, burn down, come up, burn up, draw near, ascend, go on, climb, get on, approach, move up, nest, shape up, show up, turn up, go about, nuzzle, come near, mount, nestle, come out

    Antonyms:
    distant, out-of-the-way(a), farther, far-off, cold, remote, outlying(a), right, farthest, removed, natural, utmost, off the beaten track(p), generous, faraway, furthest, farthermost, far, further, uttermost, furthermost

  8. near, nigh, closeadverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    most, tight, nigh, well-nigh, close, virtually, about, nearly, almost, closely

    Antonyms:
    faraway, out-of-the-way(a), remote, farther, outlying(a), furthermost, further, off the beaten track(p), generous, distant, far-off, natural, utmost, farthest, far, removed, cold, farthermost, furthest, uttermost, right

  9. about, almost, most, nearly, near, nigh, virtually, well-nighadverb

    (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"

    Synonyms:
    well-nigh, virtually, closely, or so, intimately, roughly, just about, some, nigh, most, about, nearly, more or less, almost, close, approximately, around, to the highest degree, close to

    Antonyms:
    uttermost, farthermost, farther, remote, furthest, farthest, far, further, outlying(a), utmost, distant, far-off, generous, furthermost, right, removed, faraway, cold, out-of-the-way(a), off the beaten track(p), natural

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. nearadjective

    Synonyms:
    nigh, close, neighboring, adjacent, contiguous, proximate, adjoining, not far, not distant, bordering upon, approximate to, close upon, close by, hard upon, close at hand

  2. nearadjective

    Synonyms:
    imminent, impending, forthcoming, approaching, threatening, at hand, about to happen, going to happen

  3. nearadjective

    Synonyms:
    intimate, dear, familiar, closely allied, closely attached

  4. nearadjective

    Synonyms:
    direct, short, straight

  5. nearadjective

    Synonyms:
    nearly

  6. nearprep.

    Synonyms:
    nigh, close to, close by, not far from

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. nearadjective

    Synonyms:
    nigh, close, adjacent, neighboring, contiguous, proximate, approximate to, intimate, confidential, bosom, immediate, imminent, impending, forthcoming

    Antonyms:
    distant, remote, far

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How to use near in a sentence?

  1. Peyton Lofton:

    Exposed sign and tweets from YALexposed Before that alleged doxxing attempt, he says signs were posted near campus, calling YAL a racist and misogynistic organization and exposing some of its members. Its not clear yet if the three people arrested were behind the @YALexposed Twitter handle. Peyton Lofton said hes also had previous altercations with a student, but didnt want to make anyone a target until all the facts are out. After the alleged arson attack, residents were let back in the building at 1:20 a.m.and 40 minutes later the first officer arrived on the scene. Peyton Lofton says Detective David Harris came to their dorm around 2:00 a.m. on Saturday morning and informed the two Detective David Harris was assigned to the case. They say Peyton Lofton took the burnedsign that was previously on the dooras evidence and was reviewing security footage. Its not clear if the footage Peyton Lofton reviewed helped officers arrest the three suspects. Peyton Lofton says the initial shock is wearing off and that Peyton Lofton family lives20 minutes away in case Peyton Lofton ever feels unsafe. Peyton Lofton says Peyton Lofton wont back down to people trying to spread fear. I dont want to let them win, so I plan on staying on campus and not backing down and work twice as hard i trust that Tulane Police will handle the problem ; Im not nave and still aware of the danger and trying to be as safe as possible. LOUISIANA FIREFIGHTER SAVES PREGNANT WOMAN FROM BURNING VEHICLE : GOD HAS SOMETHING MAJOR FOR YOU ! Charlie Kirk, founder of the conservative advocacygroup Turning Point USA, tweeted about the incident. Kirk told Fox its a sick and sad day that someone would attemptan arson attack on another because of their beliefs.

  2. Confucius:

    If a man takes no thought about what is distant, he will find sorrow near at hand.

  3. Staff Mark Meadows:

    We still have a long ways to go, i can tell you that we spent the last three days, actually last four days, trying to get to some kind of consensus, at least to start negotiating. Yesterday was a step in the right direction. Our staffs are actually working today. Well be meeting again tomorrow. But Im not optimistic that there will be a solution in the very near term. Andand thats why I think the effort that Senator Martha McSally led on the Senate floor to extend the enhanced unemployment was the right move. And yet Senator Schumer and his Democratic colleagues blocked that.

  4. Daniel Duane:

    It’s hard to imagine, gosh, how could anybody get better than those guys ? climbing is a lot further along than it was 30 years ago on that curve toward athletic maturity, but I do n’t think it’s anywhere near the outer limits.

  5. The ACEP:

    CORONAVIRUS : BIOTECH COMPANY SHIPS FIRST BATCHES OF VACCINE, TO BE TESTED ON HUMANS : REPORT Nurses at a drive-up coronavirus testing station set up by the University of Washington Medical Center sanitize their hands after taking a nose swab sample from a person in a car Friday, March 13, 2020, in Seattle. ( AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) A 70-year-old physician in Paterson, N.J., -- who leads the emergency preparedness unit at an institution in the state -- was admitted to a hospitallast week with upper respiratory problems and remains isolated in intensive care. In Washington, an emergency physician in his 40s is in stable but critical condition after having symptoms consistent with the COVID-19. Itsunknown whether the virus was spread at work or in the community, The ACEP said. He worked at EvergreenHealth Medical Center in Kirkland, Wash., where at least 15 people have died from the virus, according to the New York Times. Its located near the Seattle area, whichis known as the epicenter of the virus outbreak in the U.S. This was an area with an outbreak, so they were expecting and prepared. That obviously makes us more nervous.Dr. Angela Fusaro, an emergency doctor in Georgia told the paper. NEW YORK CITY CLOSING MOVIE THEATERS, ENTERTAINMENT VENUES DUE TO CORONAVIRUS The recent shortage of N-95 protective masksis also worrisome fordoctors, who need them to treat patients, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams wrote on Twitter in late February. They are NOT effective in preventing general public from catching #Coronavirus, but if healthcare providers cant get them to care for sick patients, it puts them and our communities at risk !


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