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NEAR, a. This seems to be a contracted word, from nigher, the comparative of neh, nih or nieh strait, narrow to narrow

1. Nigh not far distant in place, time or degree. Regularly, near should be followed by to, but this is often omitted. We say, a house stands near a river a friend sits near me the man fell and was near destruction.

And Jacob went near to Isaac his father. Genesis 27 .

Now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. Romans 13 .

2. Closely related by blood.

She is thy fathers near kinswoman. Leviticus 18 .

3. Not distant in affection, support or assistance present ready willing to aid.

Call upon the Lord, while he is near. Isaiah 55 .

4. Intimate united in close ties of affection or confidence as a near friend.
5. Dear affecting ones interest or feelings as a near concern.

My nearest life.

6. Close parsimonious.
7. Close not loose, free or rambling as a version near the original.
8. Next to one opposed to off as the near horse or ox in a team.

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The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Near'. King James Dictionary.

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