Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To come near; approach.
  • Near (in place): opposed to afar.
  • Nearly; almost.
  • Near.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • preposition rare Near.
  • verb Archaic To near; to approach.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • preposition near
  • verb obsolete To approach

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Particularly strict grandmothers may prefer to pinch anear.

    The parenting gap: why French mothers prefer to use the firm smack of authority

  • I thought maybe you went deaf onaccounta you were bleeding from anear.

    Wildfire

  • I thought maybe you went deaf onaccounta you were bleeding from anear.

    Wildfire

  • And so, afar and anear, alone and in a multitude, we will celebrate the figure of a sole, slim African-American man as he lays his hand on the bible.

    Diana Meehan: What I'm Wearing for the Inauguration

  • I thought maybe you went deaf onaccounta you were bleeding from anear.

    Wildfire

  • She was like some colossal statue fallen from the height of a Greek temple, so grand when seen afar, too roughly hewn to be seen anear.

    The Magic Skin

  • Light was growing on the dawn of the next day, and the colours of things could be seen, when Birdalone, who was holding this last watch of the night, stood still and hearkened, deeming that she could hear some noise that was neither the morning wind in the tree-boughs nor the going of the wild things anear them in the wood.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • And we did wander through the mighty Fields at our will, and walkt in the Love Paths of the Fields, which did be alway anear to those places where did be the villages.

    The Night Land

  •     But anear the foamy places when he came, to the frothy beach,

    Poems and Fragments

  •     Like some myrtle, anear Eurotas 'water arising,

    Poems and Fragments

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