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Synonyms for near
nɪər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. near, close, nigh(adj)

    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)(adj)

    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. near(adj)

    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, skinny(adj)

    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, near(adj)

    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, near(verb)

    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 near(adverb)

    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, close(adverb)

    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-nigh(adverb)

    (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

Wiktionary

  1. near(verb)

    Antonyms:
    remote, far from

  2. near(adverb)

    close to, in close proximity to.

    I'm near sighted.

    Antonyms:
    remote, far from

  3. near(adjective)

    close to in time.

    The voyage was near completion.

    Antonyms:
    remote, far from

  4. near(adjective)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. near(a.)

    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. near(a.)

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

  3. near(a.)

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

  4. near(a.)

    Synonyms:
    direct, short, straight

  5. near(ad.)

    Synonyms:
    nearly

  6. near(prep.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. near(a)

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

    Antonyms:
    distant, remote, far

How to pronounce near?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say near in sign language?

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How to use near in a sentence?

  1. Unknown, Often attributed to Abraham Lincoln:

    I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. . . . Corporations have been enthroned, an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money-power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until the wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed.

  2. Former Navy SEAL Jimmy Hatch:

    I wasn't really crying out. My words were great, but my actions were different. And those guys who had been near me in gunfights and things like that, spent a lot of time with me in the past, they realized that in spite of my words, I was not well, and they came and injected themselves into my life.

  3. Melissa Goetz:

    What we really like about this bill is it's something that can happen sooner rather than later, and it can be absorbed and included into whatever The FDA is doing to improve, as well, looking ahead to the next near, or next five years, just really continuing the conversation on rare disease.

  4. Euripides:

    Slight not what's near, while aiming at what's far.

  5. Amy Vanderbilt:

    Do not smoke without asking permission or sit so near (as in a train) that the smoke might annoy.


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