Synonyms for (verb) near

Synonyms: come near, come on, go up, near, draw close, draw near, approach

Definition: move towards

Usage: We were approaching our destination; They are drawing near; The enemy army came nearer and nearer

Similar words: come, come up

Definition: move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody

Usage: He came singing down the road; Come with me to the Casbah; come down here!; come out of the closet!; come into the room

Synonyms for (adjective) near

Synonyms: near, nigh, close

Definition: not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances

Usage: near neighbors; in the near future; they are near equals; his nearest approach to success; a very near thing; a near hit by the bomb; she was near tears; she was close to tears; had a close call

Similar words: adjacent

Definition: near or close to but not necessarily touching

Usage: lands adjacent to the mountains; New York and adjacent cities


Similar words: nearby

Definition: close at hand

Usage: the nearby towns; concentrated his study on the nearby planet Venus


Similar words: warm

Definition: of a seeker; near to the object sought

Usage: you're getting warm; hot on the trail


Similar words: hot

Definition: of a seeker; very near to the object sought

Usage: you are hot


Synonyms: approximate, near

Definition: very close in resemblance

Usage: sketched in an approximate likeness; a near likeness

Similar words: close

Definition: close in relevance or relationship

Usage: a close family; we are all...in close sympathy with...; close kin; a close resemblance


Synonyms: dear, near, good

Definition: with or in a close or intimate relationship

Usage: a good friend; my sisters and brothers are near and dear

Similar words: close

Definition: close in relevance or relationship

Usage: a close family; we are all...in close sympathy with...; close kin; a close resemblance


Synonyms: cheeseparing, close, near, penny-pinching, skinny

Definition: giving or spending with reluctance

Usage: our cheeseparing administration; very close (or near) with his money; a penny-pinching miserly old man

Similar words: ungenerous, stingy

Definition: unwilling to spend

Usage: she practices economy without being stingy; an ungenerous response to the appeal for funds


Synonyms: near

Definition: closely resembling the genuine article

Usage: near beer; a dress of near satin

Similar words: unreal, artificial

Definition: contrived by art rather than nature

Usage: artificial flowers; artificial flavoring; an artificial diamond; artificial fibers; artificial sweeteners


Synonyms: near, nigh

Definition: being on the left side

Usage: the near or nigh horse is the one on the left; the animal's left side is its near or nigh side

Similar words: left

Definition: being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the west when facing north

Usage: my left hand; left center field; the left bank of a river is bank on your left side when you are facing downstream