almost equal in extent, magnitude, or scope; almost identical in attributes or qualities
The field has near-equal earnings for men and women.
a person or thing having almost all the attributes or qualities of another; something almost the same in measure as another
The two football teams are near-equals.
noun 1. the eastern part of Tibet.
[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 […]
- Nearest and dearest
One’s closest and fondest friends, companions, or relatives, as in It’s a small gathering—we’re inviting only a dozen or so of our nearest and dearest. This rhyming expression has been used ironically since the late 1500s, as well as by Shakespeare in 1 Henry IV (3:2): “Why, Harry, do I tell thee of my foes, […]
noun 1. a short-range wireless communication system that uses radio waves to enable a phone or other mobile device to interact with another device or card reader: Near Field Communication essentially lets your phone replace your credit cards. Abbreviation: NFC.