[neer-bahy] /ˈnɪərˈbaɪ/

close at hand; not far off; adjacent; neighboring:
a nearby village.
in the neighborhood or vicinity; close :
She works nearby.
adjective (ˈnɪəˌbaɪ)
not far away; close at hand
adverb (ˌnɪəˈbaɪ)
close by

“close at hand,” late 14c. (one-word form from 15c.), from near + by.

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