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anear

transitive verb \əˈ-\

Definition of anear

archaic

  1. :  to come near to :  near

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Origin and Etymology of anear

1a- + near, verb


First Known Use: 1586


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anear

adverb \"\

Definition of anear

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

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

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Origin and Etymology of anear

1a- + near, adverb


First Known Use: 1608


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anear

preposition \"\

Definition of anear

now chiefly dialectal

  1. :  near :  close to sat anear me

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1708

First Known Use of anear

1708


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