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near

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of near

  1. 1 being the less far of two grab the comforter from the near side of the bed and fold it in half Synonyms of near closer, hither, nigher, this Words Related to near fore, forward, front, inside Near Antonyms of near distant, remote, remoter; back, outside Antonyms of near far, farther, further, opposite, other, that

  2. 2 being such only when compared to something else the incessant busyness of the family next-door makes us look like we live in near retirement Synonyms of near almost, approximate, comparative, relativeWords Related to near alike, comparable, similar; equal, equivalentNear Antonyms of near genuine, real, trueAntonyms of near absolute, complete, downright, out-and-out, outright, perfect, pure, unqualified

  3. 3 closely resembling the object imitated the dress is made from a near silk that would fool anyone but an expert Synonyms of near lifelike, living, naturalistic (also naturalist), natural, photo-realistic, realistic, three-dimensionalWords Related to near alike, like, matching, similar, verisimilar; akin, analogous, approximate, comparable, resembling; accurate, close, faithful, true; compelling, convincing; expressive, graphic (also graphical), gritty, vividNear Antonyms of near dissimilar, off, unalike, unlike; incomparable, unmatched; contrasted, contrasting, different, disparate; fake, mock, phony (also phoney), shamAntonyms of near nonnatural, nonrealistic, unnatural, unrealistic

  4. 4 not being distant in time, space, or significance the famous prediction that in the near future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes Synonyms of near close-up, immediate, close, nearby, neighboring, next-door, nigh, proximateWords Related to near abutting, adjacent, adjoining, bordering, contiguous; approaching, coming, forthcoming, oncoming, upcoming; accessible, convenient, handy; close-in, hand-to-handNear Antonyms of near divorced, removed, separatedAntonyms of near away, deep, distant, far, faraway, far-off, remote

  5. 5 closely acquainted only her nearest friends know she's pregnant Synonyms of near bosom, buddy-buddy, chummy, close, especial, friendly, inseparable, intimate, inward, familiar, thick, tightWords Related to near clannish, close-knit, tight-knit; affable, boon, companionable, convivial, cordial, genial, gracious, hearty; gregarious, sociable, social; comfortable, cozy, easy, snug; amicable, neighborly; confidential, secretive; adoring, affectionate, dear, devoted, fond, loving, tender, tenderhearted, warmNear Antonyms of near aloof, antisocial, cold, cool, detached, distant, frosty, remote, reserved, standoffish, unfriendly, unsociable, withdrawnAntonyms of near distant


near

adverb

Synonyms and Antonyms of near

  1. 1 at, within, or to a short distance or time as the campers grew cold, so they gravitated nearer to the campfire as summer draws near, we usually start planning our annual vacation Synonyms of near around, by, close, hard, in, nearby, nigh Words Related to near hereabouts (or hereabout), hereaway (or hereaways) [dialect], thereabouts (also thereabout); along, alongside; accessibly, conveniently, handily Phrases at close quarters, at hand, on one's doorstep, within call

  2. 2 to a close degree copy the artist's drawing into your own sketchbook as near as you can Synonyms of near closely, nearly Near Antonyms of near distantly, remotely

  3. 3 very close to but not completely it's near six o'clock, so we should start preparing dinner Synonyms of near about, all but, borderline, fair [chiefly British], fairly, feckly [chiefly Scottish], more or less, most, much, almost, nearly, next to, nigh, practically, somewhere, virtually, well-nighWords Related to near appreciably, by and large, chiefly, largely, mainly, mostly; kind of, partially, partly, somewhatNear Antonyms of near absolutely, altogether, completely, entirely, fully, plain, plumb [chiefly dialect], quite, thoroughly; totally, utterly, well, wholly; barely, hardly, scarcely

  4. 4 close to but not exactly it takes somewhere near an hour to get there Synonyms of near about, around, like, more or less, much, approximately, plus or minus, roughly, say, someWords Related to near generally, kind of, loosely; nearly, nominally, practically, virtually, well-nighNear Antonyms of near due, even, just, sharp, smack-dab, squarelyAntonyms of near exactly, precisely


near

preposition

Synonyms and Antonyms of near

  1. close to please don't cough near me Synonyms of near about, by, around, next to, nighWords Related to near alongside, beside; across, along, at; circa; toward (or towards)


near

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of near

  1. 1 to come near or nearer as the procession nears, you'll be able to take a better picture of the graduates Synonyms of near belly up, close, close in, come up, draw on, approach, nighWords Related to near arrive, attain, come, gain, hit, land, make, reach, show up, turn up, waltz up; creep up, sneak up; adjoin, border, touch, vergeNear Antonyms of near clear out, depart, exit, go, leave, light out, pull out, quit, remove, run away, shove (off), take off, walk outAntonyms of near back (up or away), recede, retire, retreat, withdraw

  2. 2 to move closer to as we near the church, you'll be able to see the bas-relief sculptures better Synonyms of near advance, approach, come, nighWords Related to near drop in, enter, pop (in)Near Antonyms of near depart, exit, leaveAntonyms of near go, recede (from), retreat, withdraw



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