Definition of NEAR

being the less far of two <grab the comforter from the near side of the bed and fold it in half>
Synonyms closer, hither, nigher, this
Related Words fore, forward, front, inside
Near Antonyms distant, remote, remoter; back, outside
being such only when compared to something else <the incessant busyness of the family next-door makes us look like we live in near retirement>
Near Antonyms genuine, real, true
closely resembling the object imitated <the dress is made from a near silk that would fool anyone but an expert>
not being distant in time, space, or significance <the famous prediction that in the near future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes>
Near Antonyms divorced, removed, separated

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