Synonyms for Near:


all (adjective)
approaching (adjective)
advancing, approaching, closing, coming, converging, expected, forthcoming, imminent, impending, Looming, nearby, proximate.
close (adjective)
close by physically (adjective)
adjacent, alongside, close, handy, immediate, nearby, practically, proximate, touching.
close in time; forthcoming (adjective)
approaching, coming, expected, imminent, impending, Looming.
contiguous (adjective)
next to.
familiar (adjective)
affecting, akin, friendly, related.
like (adjective)
not unlike.
near (adjective)
adjacent, along, by, hairbreadth, handy, immediate, local, nearby, neighborhood, proximate, close.
similar (adjective)


across, after, ahead, along, apart, before, beyond, distant, handy, removed, side by side. affecting, akin, alongside, friendly, related, touching, united, next to. bear down, go over, hard, make for, creep up on, gain on, make toward. barely, earlier, early, first, previous, prior, Since, by the time. alike, comparable, homogeneous, indistinguishable, like, similar, sort of, not unlike. hardly, practically, scarcely. shortly, soon, around the corner, any day/moment etc. now, at the earliest/first opportunity, in no time (at all), in the short run/term. elapse, intervene, passing, slip by, wear on, go by, creep by, tick away, the passage of time, time flies.


approach (verb)
access, advance, approach, close, come, converge, gain, impend, loom.

Other synonyms:

alike, alongside, bear down, comparable, go over, homogeneous, indistinguishable, make for, united, creep up on, gain on, make toward. barely, hardly, removed, scarcely, similar. previous. adjacent
side by side, touching.
impend, gain on.
Other relevant words:
across, after, ahead, alike, along, apart, barely, bear down, before, beyond, comparable, earlier, early, elapse, first, friendly, hard, hardly, homogeneous, indistinguishable, intervene, like, passing, practically, previous, prior, removed, scarcely, shortly, side by side, similar, soon, sort of, united, Since, around the corner.

Usage examples for near

  1. And you never coming near us all this while. – Fortitude by Hugh Walpole
  2. But it will be hard to keep them near me. – Iermola by Joseph Ignatius Kraszewksi
  3. Peace, peace to him that is near and to him that is far off, saith the Lord. – The Good News of God by Charles Kingsley