near hand

adverb

Definition of near hand

 (Entry 1 of 3)

chiefly Scottish
1 : close by

near hand

preposition

Definition of near hand (Entry 2 of 3)

chiefly Scottish
: close to : next to : near

near hand

adjective

Definition of near hand (Entry 3 of 3)

chiefly Scottish

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History and Etymology for near hand

Adverb and Adjective

Middle English nerhand, nerehand, from ner, nere near + hand

Preposition

Middle English nerhand, nerehand, from nerhand, nerehand, adverb

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“Near hand.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/near%20hand. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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