Definition of near at hand
- Be sure to have a fire extinguisher near at hand.
: at, within, or to a short distance or time
: almost, nearly
: in a close or intimate manner : closely
: close to
: not far distant in time, place, or degree
: almost happening : narrowly missed or avoided
: nearly not happening
: the forelimb segment (such as the terminal section of a bird's wing) of a vertebrate higher than the fishes that corresponds to the hand irrespective of its form or functional specialization
: a part serving the function of or resembling a hand: such as
: with the hands rather than by machine
: to touch or manage with the hands
: to lead, guide, or assist with the hand
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