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NEAR, a. [This seems to be a contracted word, from nigher, the comparative of neh, nih or nieh; strait, narrow; to narrow]

1. Nigh; not far distant in place, time or degree. Regularly, near should be followed by to, but this is often omitted. We say, a house stands near a river; a friend sits near me; the man fell and was near destruction.

And Jacob went near to Isaac his father. Genesis 27.

Now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. Romans 13.

2. Closely related by blood.

She is thy fathers near kinswoman. Leviticus 18.

3. Not distant in affection, support or assistance; present; ready; willing to aid.

Call upon the Lord, while he is near. Isaiah 55.

4. Intimate; united in close ties of affection or confidence; as a near friend.

5. Dear; affecting ones interest or feelings; as a near concern.

My nearest life.

6. Close; parsimonious.

7. Close; not loose, free or rambling; as a version near the original.

8. Next to one; opposed to off; as the near horse or ox in a team.



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NEAR, a. [This seems to be a contracted word, from nigher, the comparative of neh, nih or nieh; strait, narrow; to narrow]

1. Nigh; not far distant in place, time or degree. Regularly, near should be followed by to, but this is often omitted. We say, a house stands near a river; a friend sits near me; the man fell and was near destruction.

And Jacob went near to Isaac his father. Genesis 27.

Now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. Romans 13.

2. Closely related by blood.

She is thy fathers near kinswoman. Leviticus 18.

3. Not distant in affection, support or assistance; present; ready; willing to aid.

Call upon the Lord, while he is near. Isaiah 55.

4. Intimate; united in close ties of affection or confidence; as a near friend.

5. Dear; affecting ones interest or feelings; as a near concern.

My nearest life.

6. Close; parsimonious.

7. Close; not loose, free or rambling; as a version near the original.

8. Next to one; opposed to off; as the near horse or ox in a team.

NEAR, a. [Sax. ner or neara, nigher. This seems to be a contracted word, from nigher, the comparative of neh, nih or nieh, D. naauw, G. nahe, Sw. nar, Dan. nær, W. nig, strait, narrow; nigiaw, to narrow.]

  1. Nigh; not far distant in place, time or degree. Regularly, near should be followed by to, but this is often omitted. We say, a house stands near a river; a friend sits near me; the man fell and was near destruction. And Jacob went near to Isaac his father. Gen. xxvii. Now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. Rom. xiii.
  2. Closely related by blood. She is thy father's near kinswoman. Lev. xviii.
  3. Not distant in affection, support or assistance; present; ready; willing to aid. Call upon the Lord while he is near. Is. lv.
  4. Intimate; united in close ties of affection or confidence; as, a near friend.
  5. Dear; affecting one's interest or feelings; as, a near concern. My nearest life. Shak.
  6. Close; parsimonious.
  7. Close; not loose, free, or rambling; as, a version near the original.
  8. Next to one; opposed to off; as, the near horse or ox in a team.

NEAR, adv.

Almost; within a little. It is near twelve o'clock. The payment of such a sum would go near to ruin him. Addison.


NEAR, v.t.

To approach; to come nearer; as, the ship neared the land; a seaman's phrase.


Near
  1. At a little distance, in place, time, manner, or degree; not remote; nigh.

    My wife! my traitress! let her not come near me. Milton.

  2. Not far distant in time, place, or degree; not remote; close at hand; adjacent; neighboring; nigh.

    "As one near death." Shak.

    He served great Hector, and was ever near,
    Not with his trumpet only, but his spear.
    Dryden.

  3. Adjacent to; close by; not far from; nigh; as, the ship sailed near the land. See the Note under near, a.
  4. To approach] to come nearer; as, the ship neared the land.
  5. To draw near; to approach.

    A speck, a mist, a shape, I wist!
    And still it neared, and neared.
    Coleridge.

  6. Nearly; almost; well-nigh.

    "Near twenty years ago." Shak. "Near a fortnight ago." Addison.

    Near about the yearly value of the land. Locke.

  7. Closely connected or related.

    She is thy father's near kinswoman. Lev. xviii. 12.

  8. Closely; intimately.

    Shak.

    Far and near, at a distance and close by; throughout a whole region. -- To come near to, to want but little of; to approximate to. "Such a sum he found would go near to ruin him." Addison.

    -- Near the wind (Naut.), close to the wind; closehauled.

  9. Close to one's interests, affection, etc.; touching, or affecting intimately; intimate; dear; as, a near friend.
  10. Close to anything followed or imitated; not free, loose, or rambling; as, a version near to the original.
  11. So as barely to avoid or pass injury or loss; close; narrow; as, a near escape.
  12. Next to the driver, when he is on foot; in the Unted States, on the left of an animal or a team; as, the near ox; the near leg. See Off side, under Off, a.
  13. Immediate; direct; close; short.

    "The nearest way." Milton.
  14. Close-fisted; parsimonious.

    [Obs. or Low, Eng.]

    * Near may properly be followed by to before the thing approached'; but more frequently to is omitted, and the adjective or the adverb is regarded as a preposition. The same is also true of the word nigh.

    Syn. -- Nigh; close; adjacent; proximate; contiguous; present; ready; intimate; dear.

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NEAR, adjective [This seems to be a contracted word, from nigher, the comparative of neh, nih or nieh; strait, narrow; to narrow]

1. Nigh; not far distant in place, time or degree. Regularly, near should be followed by to, but this is often omitted. We say, a house stands near a river; a friend sits near me; the man fell and was near destruction.

And Jacob went near to Isaac his father. Genesis 27:21.

Now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. Romans 13:11.

2. Closely related by blood.

She is thy fathers near kinswoman. Leviticus 18:6.

3. Not distant in affection, support or assistance; present; ready; willing to aid.

Call upon the Lord, while he is near Isaiah 55:6.

4. Intimate; united in close ties of affection or confidence; as a near friend.

5. Dear; affecting ones interest or feelings; as a near concern.

My nearest life.

6. Close; parsimonious.

7. Close; not loose, free or rambling; as a version near the original.

8. Next to one; opposed to off; as the near horse or ox in a team.

NEAR, adverb Almost; within a little. It is near twelve oclock. The payment of such a sum would go near to ruin him.

NEAR, verb transitive To approach; to come nearer; as, the ship neared the land; a seamans phrase.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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