close at hand; not far off; adjacent; neighboring:
a nearby village.
in the neighborhood or vicinity; close :
She works nearby.
not far away; close at hand
“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 […]
- Near-earth object
[neer-urth] /ˈnɪərˈɜrθ/ noun, Astronomy. 1. a comet or asteroid pushed by the gravitational attraction of nearby planets into an orbit that allows it to enter the earth’s orbit and thereby pose a danger of collision. Abbreviation: NEO. noun any asteroid, comet, or meteoroid whose orbit intersects that of the Earth and has the potential to […]
noun 1. an indefinite geographical or regional term, usually referring to the countries of SW Asia, including Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia and the other nations of the Arabian Peninsula. Compare (def 1). noun 1. another term for the Middle East 2. (formerly) the Balkan States and the area of the […]
[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 […]