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Definition of anear 

(Entry 1 of 3)

archaic

: to come near to : near

anear

adverb
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Definition of anear (Entry 2 of 3)

1 archaic : nearly, almost the lady shrieks and well anear does fall— Shakespeare

2 archaic : close, near timidly the women drew anear— William Morris

anear

preposition
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Definition of anear (Entry 3 of 3)

now chiefly dialectal

: near : close to sat anear me

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First Known Use of anear

Transitive verb

1586, in the meaning defined above

Adverb

1608, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Preposition

1708, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anear

Transitive verb

a- entry 1 + near, verb

Adverb

a- entry 1 + near, adverb

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