\ əˈ- \

Definition of anear

 (Entry 1 of 3)

archaic
: to come near to : near

anear

adverb
\ " \

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
\ " \

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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anear

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“Anear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anear. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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