Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Located a short distance away; close at hand.
  • adverb Not far away.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Close at hand; not far off; adjacent; neighboring: as, near-by towns.

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

  • situated near. Opposite of far away.

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

  • adjective adjacent, near, very close
  • adverb next to, close to

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb not far away in relative terms
  • adjective close at hand

Etymologies

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near + by

Examples

  • A label nearby tells us that "in 1945 the bulk of the Trojan treasures were taken as booty to the former Soviet Union where most of them are held to this day in breach of international law."

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  • A label nearby tells us that "in 1945 the bulk of the Trojan treasures were taken as booty to the former Soviet Union where most of them are held to this day in breach of international law."

    What's Old Is Neues Again

  • A label nearby tells us that "in 1945 the bulk of the Trojan treasures were taken as booty to the former Soviet Union where most of them are held to this day in breach of international law."

    What's Old Is Neues Again

  • You can use the Internet to find vets in nearby towns in case there is an emergency.

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  • Environmental groups say an accident could spark trouble for drinking water supplies in nearby Slovakia and even Budapest, about 80 kilometers away.

    Hungary Threatened By New Chemical Disaster, Experts Warn

  • The decision to put the new chip plant in nearby Saratoga County was driven by the combination of research potential and the subsidies offered by the state of New York, said Travis Bullard, spokesman for GlobalFoundries.

    In Albany, a boom based on microchips

  • The decision to put the new chip plant in nearby Saratoga County was driven by the combination of research potential and the subsidies offered by the state of New York, said Travis Bullard, spokesman for GlobalFoundries.

    In Albany, a boom based on microchips

  • The lodging we stayed at there was in nearby Lacanja Chansayab and the owners were very hospitable.

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  • The decision to put the new chip plant in nearby Saratoga County was driven by the combination of research potential and the subsidies offered by the state of New York, said Travis Bullard, spokesman for GlobalFoundries.

    In Albany, a boom based on microchips

  • The decision to put the new chip plant in nearby Saratoga County was driven by the combination of research potential and the subsidies offered by the state of New York, said Travis Bullard, spokesman for GlobalFoundries.

    In Albany, a boom based on microchips

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