Meaning of “near” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective us uk /nɪər/

B1 not far away in distance or time:

The school's very near.
The nearest garage is 10 miles away.
The baby's due date was getting nearer.

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in the near future

B2 at a time that is not far away:

Space travel may become very common in the near future.
→ See also a near miss

(Definition of “near adjective” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)