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  • TWL/NWL (Scrabble US / Canada / Thailand)
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Meaning of near

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adv 1: 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" [syn: {near}, {nigh}, {close}]
      2: (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" [syn: {about}, {almost}, {most}, {nearly}, {near},
         {nigh}, {virtually}, {well-nigh}]
      adj 1: 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" [syn: {near}, {close}, {nigh}] [ant: {far}]
      2: 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"
         [syn: {near(a)}, {nigh(a)}]
      3: closely resembling the genuine article; "near beer"; "a dress
         of near satin"
      4: giving or spending with reluctance; "our cheeseparing
         administration"; "very close (or near) with his money"; "a
         penny-pinching miserly old man" [syn: {cheeseparing},
         {close}, {near}, {penny-pinching}, {skinny}]
      5: with or in a close or intimate relationship; "a good friend";
         "my sisters and brothers are near and dear" [syn: {dear},
         {good}, {near}]
      6: very close in resemblance; "sketched in an approximate
         likeness"; "a near likeness" [syn: {approximate}, {near}]
      v 1: move towards; "We were approaching our destination"; "They
           are drawing near"; "The enemy army came nearer and nearer"
           [syn: {approach}, {near}, {come on}, {go up}, {draw near},
           {draw close}, {come near}]

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