a collective term for the independent republics which lie near to or border Russia; also written Near Abroad
See near abroad
noun 1. any of several malt beverages that are similar to beer but are usually considered nonalcoholic because they have an alcoholic content of less than ½ percent.
[neer-bahy] /ˈnɪərˈbaɪ/ adjective 1. close at hand; not far off; adjacent; neighboring: a nearby village. adverb 2. in the neighborhood or vicinity; close : She works nearby. adjective (ˈnɪəˌbaɪ) 1. not far away; close at hand adverb (ˌnɪəˈbaɪ) 2. close by “close at hand,” late 14c. (one-word form from 15c.), from near + by.
[nee-ahrk-tik, -ahr-] /niˈɑrk tɪk, -ˈɑr-/ adjective, Biogeography. 1. belonging or pertaining to a geographical division comprising temperate Greenland and arctic North America, sometimes including high mountainous regions of the northern Temperate Zone. /nɪˈɑːktɪk/ adjective 1. of or denoting a zoogeographical region consisting of North America, north of the tropic of Cancer, and Greenland
- Near-death experience
[neer-deth] /ˈnɪərˈdɛθ/ 1. a sensation or vision, as of the afterlife, reported by a person who has come close to death. Abbreviation: nde, NDE. noun 1. an experience, instances of which have been widely reported, in which a person near death is apparently outside his body and aware of it and the attendant circumstances as […]