a strike by a missile that is not a direct hit but is close enough to damage the target.
an instance of two vehicles, aircraft, etc., narrowly avoiding a collision.
something that falls narrowly short of its object or of success:
an interesting movie, but a near miss.
a bomb, shell, etc, that does not exactly hit the target
any attempt or shot that just fails to be successful
an incident in which two vehicles narrowly avoid collision
A narrowly avoided mishap; also, an attempt that falls just short of success. For example, It was a near miss for that truck, since the driver had crossed the center strip into on-coming traffic, or Her horse kept having a near miss in every race, so she decided to sell it. This expression originated during World War II, when it signified a bomb exploding in the water near enough to a ship to damage its hull. Soon afterward it acquired its present meanings.
[neer] /nɪər/ adverb, nearer, nearest. 1. close; to a point or place not far away: Come near so I won’t have to shout. 2. at, within, or to a short distance. 3. close in time: The New Year draws near. 4. close in relation; closely with respect to connection, similarity, intimacy, etc. (often used in […]
[neer-point] /ˈnɪərˌpɔɪnt/ noun, Ophthalmology. 1. the point nearest the eye at which an object is clearly focused on the retina when accommodation of the eye is at a maximum.
- Near real-time
adjective 1. denoting or relating to a data-processing system that is slightly slower than real-time
noun, Prosody. 1. rhyme in which either the vowels or the consonants of stressed syllables are identical, as in eyes, light; years, yours. noun 1. (prosody) another term for half-rhyme