4 Letters
2 Consonants
2 Vowels
1 Syllables
Middle English
Type Of Speech
You can use near as a article, adverb, adjective satellite or as a verb in a sentence.
School Grade
Near is set as a grade three word that starts with n, ends with r, 1 syllables, 2 vowels and 4 letters.
Word Information
A 1 syllables article with the letters a, e, n and r, 2 consonants, 2 vowels and 1 syllables. The starting characters are n, ne, nea, and ending characters are r, ar, ear, with 4 letters..
Verb Examples
move towards;
"We were approaching our destination";
"They are drawing near";
"The enemy army came nearer and nearer"
Article Examples
not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances;
"near neighbors";
"in the near future";
"they are near equals";
"his nearest approach to success";
"a very near thing";
"a near hit by the bomb";
"she was near tears";
"she was close to tears";

Adjective Satellite Examples
very close in resemblance;
"sketched in an approximate likeness";
"a near likeness"
with or in a close or intimate relationship;
"a good friend";
"my sisters and brothers are near and dear"
giving or spending with reluctance;
"our cheeseparing administration";
"very close (or near) with his money";
"a penny-pinching miserly old man"
closely resembling the genuine article;
"near beer";
"a dress of near satin"
Adverb Examples

near in time or place or relationship;
"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";
"The end draws nigh";
"the bullet didn't come close";

Synonyms (Cognitive Synonyms) For "Near"

There are 470 synonyms available. These are words that have a similar meaning, mean the same thing or have close definition to near.

Synonym Definition
About(of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
"lasted approximately an hour"
"in just about a minute"
"he''s about 30 years old"
"I''ve had about all I can stand"
"we meet about once a month"
"some forty people came"
"weighs around a hundre
About To Be
Adjacentnear or close to but not necessarily touching
"lands adjacent to the mountains"
"New York and adjacent cities"
Adjoininghaving a common boundary or edge
"abutting lots"
"adjoining rooms"
"Rhode Island has two bordering states
Massachusetts and Conncecticut"
"the side of Germany conterminous with France"
"Utah and the contiguous state of Idaho"
Advancethe act of moving forward toward a goal
Advancementgradual improvement or growth or development
"advancement of knowledge"
"great progress in the arts"
Advancingmoving ahead or toward the front
"advancing armies"
Adventarrival that has been awaited (especially of something momentous)
"the advent of the computer"
Advisegive advice to
"The teacher counsels troubled students"
"The lawyer counselled me when I was accused of tax fraud"

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There are 2 anagrams from near.

Anagram Definition
Nearmove towards
"We were approaching our destination"
"They are drawing near"
"The enemy army came nearer and nearer"
Earnearn on some commercial or business transaction
earn as salary or wages
"How much do you make a month in your new job?"
"She earns a lot in her new job"
"this merger brought in lots of money"
"He clears $5,000 each month"

View English words with the unique letters used in near. Words With The Letters Aenr


Near derives from 3 words.

Word Definition
Approachthe act of drawing spatially closer to something
"the hunter''s approach scattered the geese"
Approachingthe act of drawing spatially closer to something
"the hunter''s approach scattered the geese"
Comingarrival that has been awaited (especially of something momentous)
"the advent of the computer"


There are 5 words that near entails, or helps give meaning to.

Word Definition
Advancethe act of moving forward toward a goal
Go On
March On
Move On
Progressgradual improvement or growth or development
"advancement of knowledge"
"great progress in the arts"


Near has 2 hypernyms.

Word Definition
Comecome to pass
arrive, as in due course
"The first success came three days later"
"It came as a shock"
"Dawn comes early in June"
Come Up


There are 8 hyponyms for near

Word Definition
Bear Down On
Bear Down Upon
Closethe concluding part of any performance
Crowda large number of things or people considered together;
"a crowd of insects assembled around the flowers"
Drive Up
Edge In
Edge Up
Pushthe act of applying force in order to move something away;
"he gave the door a hard push";
"the pushing is good exercise"

Names With The Word "Near"

7 names are spelled with near.

Name Male Female

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