Meaning of “near” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective us uk /nɪər/
Extra Examples
One of the advantages of living in town is having the shops so near.Her birthday's drawing nearer every day.Police are still no nearer to solving the crime.The nearest station is two miles from here.The deadline for applications is very near.

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.
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)