near enar naer aner eanr aenr nera enra nrea rnea erna rena nare anre nrae rnae arne rane earn aern eran rean aren raen
Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word near. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in near.
Definitions and meaning of near
From Middle Englishnere, ner, from Old Englishnēar(“nearer”, comparative of nēah(“nigh”)), influenced by Old Norsenær(“near”), both originating from Proto-Germanic*nēhwiz(“nearer”), comparative of the adverb *nēhw(“near”). Cognate with Old Frisianniār(“nearer”), Dutchnaar(“to, towards”), Germannäher(“nearer”), Danishnær(“near, close”), Norwegiannær(“near, close”)Swedishnära(“near, close”). See also nigh.
Near appears to be derived from (or at the very least influenced by) the North Germanic languages; compare Danishnær(“near, close”), Norwegiannær(“near, close”)Swedishnära(“near, close”), as opposed to nigh, which continues the inherited West Germanic adjective, like Dutchna(“close, near”), Germannah(“close, near, nearby”), Luxembourgishno(“nearby, near, close”). Both, however, are ultimately derived from the same Proto-Germanic root: *nēhw(“near, close”).
(UK) enPR: nîr; IPA(key): /nɪə(ɹ)/
(near–square merger) IPA(key): /nɛə/
(US) enPR: nîr; IPA(key): /nɪɚ/
near (comparativenearer, superlativenearest)
I can't see near objects very clearly without my glasses.
Stay near at all times.
Close in time.
Closely connected or related.
The deceased man had no near relatives.
Close to one's interests, affection, etc.; intimate; dear.
A matter of near consequence to me.
Close to anything followed or imitated; not free, loose, or rambling.
So as barely to avoid or pass injury or loss; close; narrow.
(Britain, in relation to a vehicle) On the side nearest to the kerb (the left-hand side if one drives on the left).
(dated) Next to the driver, when he is on foot; (US) on the left of an animal or a team.
(obsolete) Immediate; direct; close; short.
(now rare) Stingy; parsimonious. [from 17th c.]
Don't be near with your pocketbook.
1782, Frances Burney, Cecilia, II.iii.1:
“[T]o let you know, Miss, he's so near, it's partly a wonder how he lives at all: and yet he's worth a power of money, too.”
(physically close): see also Thesaurus:near
(physically close): see also Thesaurus:distant
near (comparativenearer, superlativenearest)
At or towards a position close in space or time. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
He was near unconscious when I found him.
I jumped into the near-freezing water.
I near ruptured myself trying to move the piano.
1666, Samuel Pepys, Diary and Correspondence, (1867)
[…] he hears for certain that the Queen-Mother is about and hath near finished a peace with France […]
1825, David Hume, Tobias George Smollett, The History of England, page 263
Sir John Friend had very near completed a regiment of horse.
2003, Owen Parry, Honor's Kingdom, page 365
Thinking about those pounds and pence, I near forgot my wound.
2004, Jimmy Buffett, A Salty Piece of Land page 315
"I damn near forgot." He pulled an envelope from his jacket.
2006, Juliet Marillier, The Dark Mirror, page 377
The fire was almost dead, the chamber near dark.
The sense of nearly or almost is dialect, colloquial, old-fashioned or poetic in certain uses, such as, in many cases, when near is used to directly modify a verb.
Physically close to, in close proximity to.
1820, Mary Shelley, Maurice, or The Fisher's Cot:
He entered the inn, and asking for dinner, unbuckled his wallet, and sat down to rest himself near the door.
1927, H.P. Lovecraft, The Colour Out of Space:
It shied, balked, and whinnied, and in the end he could do nothing but drive it into the yard while the men used their own strength to get the heavy wagon near enough the hayloft for convenient pitching.
Close to in time.
Close to in nature or degree.
His opinions are near the limit of what is acceptable.
2019, Emma Lea, A Royal Enticement
There was no way Brín felt anything anywhere near what I felt for him. He saw me as a friend.
Joan Maling (1983) shows that near is best analysed as an adjective with which the use of to is optional, rather than a preposition. It has the comparative and the superlative, and it can be followed by enough. The use of to however is usually British.
near (third-person singular simple presentnears, present participlenearing, simple past and past participleneared)
(transitive, intransitive) To come closer to; to approach.
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The left side of a horse or of a team of horses pulling a carriage etc.
near at OneLook Dictionary Search
Joan Maling (1983), Transitive Adjectives: A Case of Categorial Reanalysis, in F. Henry and B. Richards (eds.), Linguistic Categories: Auxiliaries and Related Puzzles, vol.1, pp. 253-289.
first-person singular present passive subjunctive of neō
2nd person singular present indicative form of neart
3rd person singular present indicative form of neart
3rd person plural present indicative form of neart
2nd person singular imperative form of neart
(with the particle lai)3rd person singular imperative form of neart
(with the particle lai)3rd person plural imperative form of neart
From Old Norseniðar, nominative and accusative plural of niðf(“waning moon”).
nearpl (definite pluralneane)
a lunar phase of an old moon, i.e. period of time in which the moon is waning
“ne” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.
aner, Arne, Erna, nare, rane, rena, Rena
From Middle Englishnevere, from Old Englishnǣfre.
Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith