Definition of near thing
: an attempt that is almost not successful Our team won the match, but it was a very near thing.
Word by Word Definitions
: 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
: a matter of concern : affair
: state of affairs in general or within a specified or implied sphere
: a particular state of affairs : situation
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