near

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near is part of the Basic English 850.
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near is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
near

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Preposition
near

  1. With a small distance between; close.
    The end is near.
    She lives near me.
    The house is near the beach.

Adjective[change]

Positive
near

Comparative
nearer

Superlative
nearest

  1. Almost
    It was a near miss, but the car didn't hit us.
  2. Close
    The nearest thing to me is my family.
    We'll be meeting again in the near future.

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Verb[change]

Plain form
near

Third-person singular
nears

Past tense
neared

Past participle
neared

Present participle
nearing

  1. To come close to, approach.
    We neared the beach.

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