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anear

transitive verb \ əˈ- \

Definition of anear

archaic
:to come near to :near

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Origin and Etymology of anear

1a- + near, verb


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anear

adverb \ " \

Definition of anear

1 archaic :nearly, almost
  • the lady shrieks and well anear does fall
  • —Shakespeare
2 archaic :close, near
  • timidly the women drew anear
  • —William Morris

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Origin and Etymology of anear

1a- + near, adverb


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anear

preposition \ " \

Definition of anear

now chiefly dialectal
:near :close to
  • sat anear me

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First Known Use of anear

1708


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