The left side of a horse or of a team of horses pulling a carriage etc.
- very close in time or space
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Near
- near at hand
Origin of Near
From Middle English nere, ner, from Old English nÄ“ar (“nearer", comparative of nÄ“ah, "nigh"), influenced by Old Norse nÇ£r (“near"), both originating from Proto-Germanic *nÄ“hwiz (“nearer"), comparative of the adverb *nÄ“hw (“near"). Cognate with Old Frisian niār (“nearer"), Dutch naar (“to, towards"), Old High German nāhōr (“nearer"), Danish nÃ¥r (“when"), Swedish när (“when").
Middle English ner from Old English nēar from comparative of nēah close, near
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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