near and dear

Definition of near and dear

  1. :  very close in relationship friends who are near and dear my nearest and dearest friend

Word by Word Definitions

nearplay
  1. :  at, within, or to a short distance or time

    :  almost, nearly

    :  in a close or intimate manner :  closely

  1. :  close to

  1. :  not far distant in time, place, or degree

    :  almost happening :  narrowly missed or avoided

    :  nearly not happening

  1. :  approach

dearplay
  1. :  severe, sore

  1. :  noble

    :  highly valued :  precious

    :  affectionate, fond

  1. :  dearly

    :  dearly

  1. :  a loved one :  sweetheart

    :  a lovable person

  1. : used especially to express annoyance or dismay


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