What is near?

  • (adj): Not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances.
    Example: "Near neighbors"; "in the near future"; "they are near equals"; "a very near thing"; "a near hit by the bomb"; "she was near tears"
    Synonyms: close
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on near:

List Of Death Note Characters - Main Characters - Near
... In the anime and manga versions, Near is a primary candidate to become L's successor and calls himself N during the course of his investigations ... like how L plays with things such as sugar cubes and forks, Near is frequently shown playing with toys or his hair, and he is constantly shown sitting in an unusual manner ... Also, like L, Near likes to stack objects such as dice, while L likes to stack sugar cubes ...
Poles Of Astronomical Bodies - Near, Far, Leading and Trailing Poles
... They are the near, far, leading, and trailing poles ... point of its surface where Jupiter is at the zenith, exactly overhead – this is the near pole, also called the sub- or pro-Jovian point ... the plane formed by the north-south and near-far axes, on the leading side) – this is the leading pole ...
Near - Other Uses
... Near v ... Supreme Court decision regarding freedom of the press Near-death experience (NDE), personal experiences associated with impending death New England Auto Racers Hall ...

More definitions of "near":

  • (adj): Being on the left side.
    Example: "The near or nigh horse is the one on the left"; "the animal's left side is its near or nigh side"
    Synonyms: nigh
  • (adv): Near in time or place or relationship.
    Example: "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"
    Synonyms: nigh, close
  • (adj): Very close in resemblance.
    Example: "A near likeness"
    Synonyms: approximate
  • (adj): With or in a close or intimate relationship.
    Example: "My sisters and brothers are near and dear"
    Synonyms: dear, good
  • (adv): (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; 'near' is sometimes used informally for 'nearly' and 'most' is sometimes used informally for 'almost'.
    Example: "I was near exhausted by the run"
    Synonyms: about, just about, almost, most, all but, nearly, nigh, virtually, well-nigh
  • (adj): Closely resembling the genuine article.
    Example: "Near beer"; "a dress of near satin"