Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb near

1 sense of near

Sense 1
approach, near, come on, go up, draw near, draw close, come near -- (move towards; "We were approaching our destination"; "They are drawing near"; "The enemy army came nearer and nearer")
       => come, come up -- (move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody; "He came singing down the road"; "Come with me to the Casbah"; "come down here!"; "come out of the closet!"; "come into the room")

Antonyms of adj near

6 senses of near

Sense 1
near (vs. far), close, nigh -- (not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances; "near neighbors"; "in the near future"; "they are near equals"; "his nearest approach to success"; "a very near thing"; "a near hit by the bomb"; "she was near tears"; "she was close to tears"; "had a close call")

far (vs. near) -- (located at a great distance in time or space or degree; "we come from a far country"; "far corners of the earth"; "the far future"; "a far journey"; "the far side of the road"; "far from the truth"; "far in the future")
        => cold -- (of a seeker; far from the object sought)
        => distant, remote -- (located far away spatially; "distant lands"; "remote stars")
        => distant, remote, removed -- (separate or apart in time; "distant events"; "the remote past or future")
        => faraway, far-off -- (very far away in space or time; "faraway mountains"; "the faraway future"; "troops landing on far-off shores"; "far-off happier times")
        => farther -- (more distant in especially space or time; "they live in the farther house")
        => farthermost, farthest, furthermost, furthest, utmost, uttermost -- ((comparatives of `far') most remote in space or time or order; "had traveled to the farthest frontier"; "don't go beyond the farthermost (or furthermost) tree"; "explored the furthest reaches of space"; "the utmost tip of the peninsula")
        => further, farther -- (more distant in especially degree; "nothing could be further from the truth"; "further from our expectations"; "farther from the truth"; "farther from our expectations")
        => off the beaten track (predicate), out-of-the-way (prenominal) -- (remote from populous or much-traveled regions; "they found a quiet out-of-the-way resort")
        => outlying (prenominal) -- (relatively far from a center or middle; "outlying settlements")

Sense 2
near (prenominal), nigh (prenominal) -- (being on the left side; "the near or nigh horse is the one on the left"; "the animal's left side is its near or nigh side")

INDIRECT (VIA left) -> right -- (being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the east when facing north; "my right hand"; "right center field"; "a right-hand turn"; "the right bank of a river is the bank on your right side when you are facing downstream")

Sense 3
near -- (closely resembling the genuine article; "near beer"; "a dress of near satin")

INDIRECT (VIA artificial) -> natural -- (existing in or produced by nature; not artificial or imitation; "a natural pearl"; "natural gas"; "natural silk"; "natural blonde hair"; "a natural sweetener"; "natural fertilizers")

Sense 4
cheeseparing, close, near, penny-pinching, skinny -- (giving or spending with reluctance; "our cheeseparing administration"; "very close (or near) with his money"; "a penny-pinching miserly old man")

INDIRECT (VIA stingy) -> generous -- (willing to give and share unstintingly; "a generous donation")

Sense 5
dear, good, near -- (with or in a close or intimate relationship; "a good friend"; "my sisters and brothers are near and dear")

INDIRECT (VIA close) -> distant, remote -- (far apart in relevance or relationship or kinship ; "a distant cousin"; "a remote relative"; "a distant likeness"; "considerations entirely removed (or remote) from politics")

Sense 6
approximate, near -- (very close in resemblance; "sketched in an approximate likeness"; "a near likeness")

INDIRECT (VIA close) -> distant, remote -- (far apart in relevance or relationship or kinship ; "a distant cousin"; "a remote relative"; "a distant likeness"; "considerations entirely removed (or remote) from politics")

Similarity of adj near

6 senses of near

Sense 1
near (vs. far), close, nigh -- (not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances; "near neighbors"; "in the near future"; "they are near equals"; "his nearest approach to success"; "a very near thing"; "a near hit by the bomb"; "she was near tears"; "she was close to tears"; "had a close call")
       => adjacent -- (near or close to but not necessarily touching; "lands adjacent to the mountains"; "New York and adjacent cities")
       => nearby -- (close at hand; "the nearby towns"; "concentrated his study on the nearby planet Venus")
       => warm -- (of a seeker; near to the object sought; "you're getting warm"; "hot on the trail")
       => hot -- (of a seeker; very near to the object sought; "you are hot")

Sense 2
near (prenominal), nigh (prenominal) -- (being on the left side; "the near or nigh horse is the one on the left"; "the animal's left side is its near or nigh side")
       => left (vs. right) -- (being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the west when facing north; "my left hand"; "left center field"; "the left bank of a river is bank on your left side when you are facing downstream")

Sense 3
near -- (closely resembling the genuine article; "near beer"; "a dress of near satin")
       => artificial (vs. natural), unreal -- (contrived by art rather than nature; "artificial flowers"; "artificial flavoring"; "an artificial diamond"; "artificial fibers"; "artificial sweeteners")

Sense 4
cheeseparing, close, near, penny-pinching, skinny -- (giving or spending with reluctance; "our cheeseparing administration"; "very close (or near) with his money"; "a penny-pinching miserly old man")
       => stingy (vs. generous), ungenerous -- (unwilling to spend; "she practices economy without being stingy"; "an ungenerous response to the appeal for funds")

Sense 5
dear, good, near -- (with or in a close or intimate relationship; "a good friend"; "my sisters and brothers are near and dear")
       => close (vs. distant) -- (close in relevance or relationship; "a close family"; "we are all...in close sympathy with..."; "close kin"; "a close resemblance")

Sense 6
approximate, near -- (very close in resemblance; "sketched in an approximate likeness"; "a near likeness")
       => close (vs. distant) -- (close in relevance or relationship; "a close family"; "we are all...in close sympathy with..."; "close kin"; "a close resemblance")

Synonyms of adv near

2 senses of near

Sense 1
near, nigh, close -- (near in time or place or relationship; "as the wedding day drew near"; "stood near the door"; "don't shoot until they come near"; "getting near to the true explanation"; "her mother is always near"; "The end draws nigh"; "the bullet didn't come close"; "don't get too close to the fire")

Sense 2
about, almost, most, nearly, near, nigh, virtually, well-nigh -- ((of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but; "the job is (just) about done"; "the baby was almost asleep when the alarm sounded"; "we're almost finished"; "the car all but ran her down"; "he nearly fainted"; "talked for nigh onto 2 hours"; "the recording is well-nigh perfect"; "virtually all the parties signed the contract"; "I was near exhausted by the run"; "most everyone agrees")

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