near (Verb) — Move towards. ex. "They cheered up immensely as they neared home"
near (Adjective) — Not far distant in time, space, degree or circumstances. ex. "near neighbours" ex. "in the near future" ex. "they are near equals" ex. "his nearest approach to success" ex. "a very near thing" ex. "a near hit by the bomb" ex. "she was near tears"
near (Adjective) — Being on the left side. ex. "the near or nigh horse is the one on the left" ex. "the animal's left side is its near or nigh side"
near (Adjective) — Closely resembling the genuine article. ex. "near beer" ex. "a dress of near satin"
near (Adjective) — Giving or spending with reluctance. ex. "very near with his money"
near (Adjective) — With or in a close or intimate relationship. ex. "my sisters and brothers are near and dear"
near (Adjective) — Very close in resemblance. ex. "a near likeness"
near (Adverb) — Not far away in position, relationship or time. ex. "as the wedding day drew near" ex. "stood near the door" ex. "don't shoot until they come near" ex. "getting near to the true explanation" ex. "her mother is always near"
near (Adverb) — (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but. ex. "I was near exhausted by the run"
near (Preposition) — In the neighbourhood of, close to. ex. "my house is near the church"