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  ( nearer    comparative)   ( nearest    superlative)   ( nears    3rd person present)   ( nearing    present participle)   ( neared    past tense & past participle  )
1       prep   If something is near a place, thing, or person, it is a short distance from them.  
Don't come near me..., Her children went back every year to stay in a farmhouse near the cottage..., He drew his chair nearer the fire..., Some of the houses nearest the bridge were on fire.     
      Near is also an adverb., adv   ADV after v, be ADV, oft ADV to n  
He crouched as near to the door as he could..., She took a step nearer to the barrier..., As we drew near, I saw that the boot lid was up.     
      Near is also an adjective., adj   ADJ n, the ADJ of n  
He collapsed into the nearest chair..., Where's the nearest telephone?..., The nearer of the two barges was perhaps a mile away.     
  nearness      n-uncount   usu with poss  
He was suddenly aware of his nearness.     
2       prep-phrase   If someone or something is near to a particular state, they have almost reached it.  
PREP n/-ing   (=close)  
After the war, The House of Hardie came near to bankruptcy..., The repairs to the Hafner machine were near to completion..., Apart from anything else, he comes near to contradicting himself.     
      Near means the same as near to., prep  
He was near tears..., We are no nearer agreement now than in the past.     
3       prep-phrase   If something is similar to something else, you can say that it is near to it.  
...a sickening sensation that was near to nausea.     
      Near means the same as near to., prep  
Often her feelings were nearer hatred than love.     
4       adj   You describe the thing most similar to something as thenearest thing to it when there is no example of the thing itself.  
the ADJ n to n, the ADJ to n  
It would appear that the legal profession is the nearest thing to a recession-proof industry...     
5       adv   If a time or event draws near, it will happen soon.  
WRITTEN   ADV after v, be ADV  
The time for my departure from Japan was drawing nearer every day.     
6       prep   If something happens near a particular time, it happens just before or just after that time.  
Performance is lowest between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m, and reaches a peak near midday..., I'll tell you nearer the day.     
7       prep   You use near to say that something is a little more or less than an amount or number stated. increase manufacturing from about 2.5 million cars a year to nearer 4.75 million...     
8       prep   You can say that someone will not gonear a person or thing when you are emphasizing that they refuse to see them or go there.  
with brd-neg     (emphasis)    He will absolutely not go near a hospital..., I'm so annoyed with her that I haven't been near her for a week.     
9       adj   Thenear one of two things is the one that is closer.  
det ADJ n     (Antonym: far)    ...a mighty beech tree on the near side of the little clearing..., Jane put one foot in the near stirrup and turned to look at the stranger.     
10       adj   You use near to indicate that something is almost the thing mentioned.  
ADJ n  
She was believed to have died in near poverty on the French Riviera., ...the 48-year-old who was brought in to rescue the bank from near collapse.     
      Near is also an adverb., adv   ADV adj  
...his near fatal accident two years ago...     
11       adj   In a contest, your nearest rival or challenger is the person or team that is most likely to defeat you.  
ADJ n  
That victory put the Ukrainians beyond the reach of their nearest challengers, Dynamo Moscow.     
12       verb   When you near a place, you get quite near to it.  
LITERARY   no passive  
As he neared the stable, he slowed the horse and patted it on the neck...      V n  
13       verb   When someone or something nears a particular stage or point, they will soon reach that stage or point.  
no passive   (=approach)  
His age was hard to guess<endash>he must have been nearing fifty...      V n  
The project is taking a long time but is now nearing completion.      V n  
14       verb   You say that an important time or event nears when it is going to occur quite soon.  

As half time neared, Hardyman almost scored twice...      V  
15    People sometimes refer to their close relatives and friends as their nearest and dearest.  
one's nearest and dearest      phrase   (=kith and kin)  
...that English convention of not showing your feelings, even to your nearest and dearest.     
16    You use near and far to indicate that you are referring to a very large area or distance.  
near and far      phrase  
People would gather from near and far...     
17    If you say that something will happen in the near future, you mean that it will happen quite soon.  
in the near future      phrase  
The controversy regarding vitamin C is unlikely to be resolved in the near future.     
18    You use nowhere near and not anywhere near to emphasize that something is not the case.  
nowhere near/not anywhere near             phrase   usu PHR adj, PHR n     (emphasis)    They are nowhere near good enough..., It was nowhere near as painful as David had expected...     
Traducción diccionario Collins Inglés Cobuild  
1       adv   You use nowhere to emphasize that a place has more of a particular quality than any other places, or that it is the only place where something happens or exists.  
ADV with be, ADV after v, oft ADV cl/group     (emphasis)    Nowhere is language a more serious issue than in Hawaii..., This kind of forest exists nowhere else in the world..., If you are extremely rich, you could stay nowhere better than the Ruislip Court Hotel.     
2       adv   You use nowhere when making negative statements to say that a suitable place of the specified kind does not exist.  
be ADV, ADV after v, usu ADV to-inf, ADV adj/-ed to-inf  
There was nowhere to hide and nowhere to run..., I have nowhere else to go, nowhere in the world..., He had nowhere to call home.     
3       adv   You use nowhere to indicate that something or someone cannot be seen or found.  
be ADV, oft ADV to-inf, ADV adv/prep  
Michael glanced anxiously down the corridor, but Wilfred was nowhere to be seen..., The escaped prisoner was nowhere in sight...     
4       adv   You can use nowhere to refer in a general way to small, unimportant, or uninteresting places.  
ADV after v, from/to ADV  
...endless paths that led nowhere in particular., roads that go from nowhere to nowhere.     
5       adv   If you say that something or someone appears from nowhere or out of nowhere, you mean that they appear suddenly and unexpectedly.  
from/out of ADV  
A car came from nowhere, and I had to jump back into the hedge just in time..., Houses had sprung up out of nowhere on the hills.     
6       adv   You use nowhere to mean not in any part of a text, speech, or argument.  
ADV before v, be ADV, oft ADV prep     (emphasis)    He nowhere offers concrete historical background to support his arguments..., Point taken, but nowhere did we suggest that this yacht's features were unique..., The most important issue for most ordinary people was nowhere on the proposed agenda.     
7    If you say that a place is in the middle of nowhere, you mean that it is a long way from other places.  
in the middle of nowhere      phrase   usu PHR after v, v-link PHR  
At dusk we pitched camp in the middle of nowhere.     
8    If you say that you are getting nowhere, or getting nowhere fast, or that something is getting you nowhere, you mean that you are not achieving anything or having any success.  
be getting nowhere      phrase   V inflects  
My mind won't stop going round and round on the same subject and I seem to be getting nowhere..., `Getting nowhere fast,' pronounced Crosby, `that's what we're doing.'..., Oh, stop it! This is getting us nowhere.     
9    If you use nowhere near in front of a word or expression, you are emphasizing that the real situation is very different from, or has not yet reached, the state which that word or expression suggests.  
nowhere near      phrase  
He's nowhere near recovered yet from his experiences..., The chair he sat in was nowhere near as comfortable as the custom-designed one behind his desk.     

Traducción diccionario Collins Inglés Cobuild  

Diccionario colaborativo     Inglés Cobuild
lost; in the middle of nowhere
[arch.] near in space, time or relation, almost (followed by: upon)
"nigh upon" is even stronger in keeping with an antiquated, even biblical style. "The end of the world is nigh upon us"
Of, relating to, or occurring on or near the surface of the earth. Eg.: a surficial geologic deposit.
surf(ace) + (superf)icial
A small short-term loan, with very high interest rates, that the borrower promises to repay on or near the next payday. Used by wage earners who run short of cash before payday. Payday lending is an established form of lending in the US and Canada.
Also: payday advance, overnight loan.
term used to reffer to a person that thinks the end of the world is near
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