Definición de near en inglés:

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Pronunciación: /nɪə/


1At or to a short distance away; nearby: a bomb exploded somewhere near [comparative]: she took a step nearer
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  • Cars from near and far converged in the night to watch the mountains glow red.
  • He scares away anyone who comes near and then feels sorry for himself when he realizes he is alone.
  • After he moved in he didn't know if he would be able to sleep with her so near and not hold her in his arms.
2A short time away in the future: his retirement was drawing near
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  • You think that the end of the world is near and somehow a welding helmet will save you.
  • The more I think about it, the more I think that Eddie just panics when it gets close near the end.
  • We were still winning and my moment of glory was drawing ever nearer.
3 [as submodifier] Almost: a near perfect fit
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  • Depending on which story you read, the deal is either done, near done or not even close to being done.
  • She'll probably end up near obsessed with the guy but eventually see sense and move onto pastures new.
  • A cup, near filled with ale, was beside him, as was an ewer, and I could only hope he had drunk enough.
almost, just about, nearly, practically, virtually, all but
literary well-nigh
4 archaic or dialect Nearly: I near fell out of the chair
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  • I near shrieked as he fell to the floor, a perfect, coin shaped hole, dotted between his eyebrows.
  • We damn near won against the most corrupt and well-oiled slime machine in history.
  • I damn near laughed at the pathetic expression on his face as he holds up his decapitated hand!


(also near to)
1At or to a short distance away from (a place): the car park near the sawmill do you live near here? [superlative]: the table nearest the door
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  • We had a home made wooden sledge and we took the crates and put it on the sledge and took them round to the houses near where we lived.
  • Far away in the distance somewhere back near the Cork road, hooters blared angrily as road rage mounted.
  • Emi collected the two bags from him and set them on the floor some distance away, near to the wooden Buddha whose empty gaze made him edgy.
close to, close by, not far (away) from, a short distance from, in the vicinity of, in the neighbourhood of, within reach of, a stone's throw away from, next to, adjacent to, alongside, bordering on, adjoining, abutting, contiguous with
informal within spitting distance of, {a hop, skip, and a jump away from}, within sniffing distance of
2A short period of time from: near the end of the war [comparative]: details will be given nearer the date
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  • For a brief period near the end of the half, Ireland exerted pressure.
  • A two minute period near the end of the game determined the destiny of the trophy.
  • In early 1973 there were signs that this gloomy period was near its end.
3Close to (a state); verging on: she gave a tiny smile, brave but near tears she was near to death
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  • The other two photographs are closer, and shows many birds dead, some near death and very few still standing.
  • He was losing weight at a dramatic rate and many of his closest friends feared he might be near death.
  • When we were doing our first DIY, I was near to despair at the amount that had to be done.
3.1A small amount below (another amount): temperatures near 2 million degrees
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  • We here in Seattle had record temperatures,, somewhere near 100 degrees,, whew!
  • The women didn't expect to raise anything near the amount they have - let alone be offered movie deals.
  • She had many different kinds of food on her plate, but no where near the amount Hildor had.
4Similar to: a shape near to the original
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  • The antiquarian revival of the later eighteenth century spawned an amazing attempt by Abraham Farley at reproducing the whole text in a form as near to the original as possible.
  • While Cuadra's comments have been translated, they are as near to the original as possible.


1Located a short distance away: a large house in the near distance [superlative]: I was a mile from the nearest village
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  • Once over the top the survivors had a clear view of the building in the near distance.
  • Gardens and trees could be seen along the railway and highway, in contrast to the vast desert in the near distance.
  • From his map, he knows there is an oasis somewhere in the near distance.
close, nearby, not far off/away, close/near at hand, at hand, a stone's throw away, within reach, within range, accessible, handy, convenient, local, neighbouring, adjacent, next-door, adjoining, bordering, abutting, contiguous, proximate
informal within spitting distance
2Only a short time ahead: the conflict is unlikely to be resolved in the near future
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  • However, he insisted the EGM would be going ahead in the near future.
  • We are going ahead with that and there will be reserves in the near future.
  • Rudin says that a meeting with the judge who controls space allocation in Old City Hall is expected in the near future.
imminent, forthcoming, in the offing, close/near at hand, at hand, (just) round the corner, approaching, impending, upcoming, coming, looming
3Similar: [superlative]: walking in these shoes is the nearest thing to floating on air
3.1 [attributive] Close to being (the thing mentioned): his state of near despair a near disaster
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  • Despite my near despair, I was in my usual seat yesterday afternoon.
  • A bullock cart, the cause of the near disaster, materialized from the flurry.
  • Durrant leaned in close to his newest acquaintance and spoke in a near whisper.
narrow, close, by a hair's breadth
informal by a whisker
3.2 [attributive] Having a close family connection: the loss of a child or other near relative
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  • A near relative is the larger and better-known Chinese water chestnut.
  • Other fossil animals may be assignable to the Vetulicolia or their near relatives.
  • Many a times, even the near relatives do not reveal the information about the boy's family.
closely related, close, related, connected
4 [attributive] Located on the nearside of a vehicle: the near right-hand end window of the caravan Compare with off (sense 3 of the adjective).
5 archaic (Of a person) mean; miserly.
mean, miserly, niggardly, close-fisted, penny-pinching, cheese-paring, ungenerous, penurious, illiberal, close, grasping, Scrooge-like, stinting, sparing, frugal
informal tight-fisted, stingy, tight, mingy, money-grubbing, skinflinty
North American informal cheap
British vulgar slang tight-arsed, tight as a duck's arse


[with object]
Come near to; approach: soon the cab would be nearing Oxford Street [no object]: lunchtime neared
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  • It was nearing lunchtime when they finally arrived at the palace gates.
  • Ali is first seen in Lawrence as a tiny dot on a desert horizon that shimmers in the heat; he gradually becomes more distinct as he nears the camera.
  • As this century nears the end, we know that our priorities aren't quite right.
approach, draw near/nearer to, get near/nearer to, get close/closer to, come towards, move towards, advance towards, close in on
verge on, border on, approach, get close to, approximate to



as near as

As accurately as: as near as can be determined, less than 10 per cent require aid as near as I can tell, privatization doesn’t seem to make sense on any level
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  • As near as I can tell from the construction, the employers are getting the quality of work they are paying for.
  • As near as he can make out this child must now be thirty-four or thirty-five years of age.
  • As near as he could figure, it was built with running water but no toilet.

near at hand

Close in distance or time: help was near at hand
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  • Although she would not look at him, she was always near at hand, so close that he felt he could feel the quickened beating of her heart.
  • ‘Use materials from near at hand,’ advises Massachusetts builder John Abrams.
  • They do need the comfort of having their relatives and friends near at hand and the knowledge that they are in the capable hands of a dedicated and caring staff of doctors and nurses.

near enough

British Sufficiently close to being the case for all practical purposes: this price was near enough the going rate for rent
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  • ‘Hayley is a perfectionist and near enough is never good enough for her,’ she said.
  • In fact there's only half a mile or so to go, I can see the lights of the houses, but near enough is good enough, it will have to be.
  • Bonds were reasonably active, but closed unchanged (or near enough as makes no odds).

one's nearest and dearest

One’s close friends and relatives.
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  • People I never would have met were it not for this little old weblog have become my nearest and dearest friends.
  • My birthday was really two weeks ago when my nearest and dearest friends took me out to dinner at Zin and prayed amazing things over me.
  • A frame of mind such as this may incline you to greater intimacy with your nearest and dearest.

so near and yet so far

A rueful comment on a narrow failure to achieve an aim.
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  • ‘It is so near and yet so far,’ he says wistfully.
  • We were so near and yet so far from getting into the Champions League final.
  • ‘Looking back for me it was so near and yet so far,’ says Hastings of what was a difficult tour, the honour of leading the Lions tempered by ultimate defeat.

to the nearest ——

With the degree of precision indicated: its length was measured to the nearest millimetre
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  • Yield grades are calculated to the nearest one-hundredth of a grade.
  • Utility bills of participating customers are rounded up to the nearest dollar, with the excess going to fund various community and charitable initiatives.
  • Body mass was measured to the nearest 0.1 g.



Oraciones de ejemplo
  • I was going to stay late tonight at work - need to be somewhere nearish at 7.30 ish.
  • Still, we had a good hard ride around the countryside, heading over towards the Suffolk borders (well, nearish to Newmarket) in order to get a bit of rolling countryside.
  • Part of me feels that that someone I'm going to marry is close by, and I'll realize it or find them sometime in the nearish future.


Middle English: from Old Norse nær 'nearer', comparative of , corresponding to Old English nēah 'nigh'.

Palabras que riman con near

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