[neer-lee] /ˈnɪər li/
all but; almost:
nearly dead with cold.
with close approximation:
a nearly perfect likeness.
with close agreement or resemblance:
a plan nearly like our own.
with close kinship, interest, or connection; intimately:
nearly associated in business; two women nearly related.
not quite; almost; practically
not nearly, nowhere near; not at all: not nearly enough money
closely: the person most nearly concerned
1530s, “carefully;” sense of “almost, all but” is from 1680s; see near + -ly (2).
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[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 […]