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Main Entry: 1near
Pronunciation: primarystressni(schwa)r
Function: adverb
Etymology: Old English nemacronar "nearer," comparative form of nemacronah "near, close" --related to NEIGHBOR, NIGH --see Word History at NEIGHBOR
1 : at, within, or to a short distance or time <night was drawing near>
2 : in a condition or state resembling or close to : ALMOST <near dead>
3 : NEARLY 1 <near related>

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