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Detailed Synonyms for nearness in English

nearness:

nearness [the ~] noun

  1. the nearness
    the nearness; the closeness
  2. the nearness
    – the spatial property resulting from a relatively small distance 1
    the closeness; the nearness
    – the spatial property resulting from a relatively small distance 1
    • closeness [the ~] noun
      • the sudden closeness of the dock sent him into action1
    • nearness [the ~] noun

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Related Definitions for "nearness":

  1. the spatial property resulting from a relatively small distance1

nearness form of near:

near adj

  1. near

near adv

  1. near
  2. near
    – (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but 1
    about; near; almost; most; virtually; nearly; well-nigh; nigh
    – (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but 1
    • about adv
      • the job is (just) about done1
    • near adv
      • I was near exhausted by the run1
    • almost adv
      • the baby was almost asleep when the alarm sounded1
      • we're almost finished1
    • most adv
      • most everyone agrees1
    • virtually adv
      • virtually all the parties signed the contract1
    • nearly adv
      • he nearly fainted1
    • well-nigh adv
      • the recording is well-nigh perfect1
    • nigh adv
      • talked for nigh onto 2 hours1
  3. near
    – near in time or place or relationship 1
    close; near; nigh
    – near in time or place or relationship 1
    • close adv
      • the bullet didn't come close1
      • don't get too close to the fire1
    • near adv
      • as the wedding day drew near1
      • stood near the door1
      • don't shoot until they come near1
      • getting near to the true explanation1
      • her mother is always near1
    • nigh adv
      • The end draws nigh1

near adj

  1. near
    – not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances 1
    close; near; nigh
    – not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances 1
    • close adj
      • she was close to tears1
      • had a close call1
    • near adj
      • near neighbors1
      • in the near future1
      • they are near equals1
      • his nearest approach to success1
      • a very near thing1
      • a near hit by the bomb1
      • she was near tears1
    • nigh adj
  2. near
    – very close in resemblance 1
    near; approximate
    – very close in resemblance 1
    • near adj
      • a near likeness1
    • approximate adj
      • sketched in an approximate likeness1
  3. near
    – with or in a close or intimate relationship 1
    good; dear; near
    – with or in a close or intimate relationship 1
    • good adj
      • a good friend1
    • dear adj
      • my sisters and brothers are near and dear1
    • near adj
      • my sisters and brothers are near and dear1
  4. near
    – giving or spending with reluctance 1
    close; near; skinny; cheeseparing; penny-pinching
    – giving or spending with reluctance 1
    • close adj
      • very close (or near) with his money1
    • near adj
      • very close (or near) with his money1
    • skinny adj
    • cheeseparing adj
      • our cheeseparing administration1
    • penny-pinching adj
      • a penny-pinching miserly old man1
  5. near
    – closely resembling the genuine article 1
    near
    – closely resembling the genuine article 1
    • near adj
      • near beer1
      • a dress of near satin1
  6. near
    – being on the left side 1
    near; nigh
    – being on the left side 1
    • near adj
      • the near or nigh horse is the one on the left1
      • the animal's left side is its near or nigh side1
    • nigh adj
      • the near or nigh horse is the one on the left1
      • the animal's left side is its near or nigh side1

near verb

  1. near
    – move towards 1
    to approach; near; to come on; to go up; to come near; draw close; draw near
    – move towards 1
    • approach verb (approaches, approached, approaching)
      • We were approaching our destination1
    • near verb
      • They are drawing near1
      • The enemy army came nearer and nearer1
    • come on verb (comes on, came on, coming on)
    • go up verb (goes up, went up, going up)
    • come near verb (comes near, came near, coming near)
    • draw close verb
    • draw near verb

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Related Definitions for "near":

  1. not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances1
    • near neighbors1
    • in the near future1
    • they are near equals1
    • his nearest approach to success1
    • a very near thing1
    • a near hit by the bomb1
    • she was near tears1
  2. very close in resemblance1
    • a near likeness1
  3. with or in a close or intimate relationship1
    • my sisters and brothers are near and dear1
  4. giving or spending with reluctance1
    • very close (or near) with his money1
  5. closely resembling the genuine article1
    • near beer1
    • a dress of near satin1
  6. being on the left side1
    • the near or nigh horse is the one on the left1
    • the animal's left side is its near or nigh side1
  7. (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but1
    • I was near exhausted by the run1
  8. near in time or place or relationship1
    • as the wedding day drew near1
    • stood near the door1
    • don't shoot until they come near1
    • getting near to the true explanation1
    • her mother is always near1
  9. move towards1
    • They are drawing near1
    • The enemy army came nearer and nearer1