nearby

adverb or adjective near·by \ nir-ˈbī , ˈnir-ˌ \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of nearby

: close at hand

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First Known Use of nearby

15th century


NEARBY Defined for English Language Learners

nearby

adjective

Definition of nearby for English Language Learners

  • : not far away : located at a short distance from someone or something


NEARBY Defined for Kids

nearby

adverb or adjective near·by \ nir-ˈbī \

Definition of nearby for Students

: close at hand
  • Bandages are kept nearby.
  • a nearby park


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