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near·by

 (nîr′bī′)
adj.
Located a short distance away; close at hand.
adv.
Not far away: She lives downtown and works nearby.

nearby

adj
not far away; close at hand
adv
close by

near•by

(ˈnɪərˈbaɪ)

adj.
1. close at hand; adjacent; neighboring.
adv.
2. in the vicinity; close by.
[1425–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.nearby - close at hand; "the nearby towns"; "concentrated his study on the nearby planet Venus"
near, nigh, close - not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances; "near neighbors"; "in the near future"; "they are near equals"; "his nearest approach to success"; "a very near thing"; "a near hit by the bomb"; "she was near tears"; "she was close to tears"; "had a close call"
Adv.1.nearby - not far away in relative terms; "she works nearby"; "the planets orbiting nearby are Venus and Mars"

nearby

adverb
1. close at hand, within reach, not far away, at close quarters, just round the corner, proximate, within sniffing distance (informal) He might easily have been seen by someone who lived nearby.
adjective
1. neighbouring, adjacent, adjoining At a nearby table a man was complaining in a loud voice.

nearby

adjective
1. Not far from another in space, time, or relation:
2. Being within easy reach:
Idioms: close at hand, close by.
adverb
To a point near in time, space, or relation:
Translations
بِالْقُرْبِ مِنَعلى مَقْرُبَةٍ، قَريب، مُجاوِرمُجَاوِرٌ
blízkonedalekonedalekývedle
i nærheden
lähellälähellä oleva
nedalekoobližnji
nálægt
近くに近くの
근처에근처의
bližnjiblizu
i närhetennärbelägen
ใกล้เคียงใกล้ๆ
ở gầnở gần đây

nearby

[ˈnɪəˈbaɪ]
A. ADVcerca
there's a church nearbyhay una iglesia cerca
B. ADJcercano
we had a drink in a nearby pubtomamos una copa en un bar cercano or que había cerca

nearby

[ˈnɪərbaɪ]
adjvoisin(e)
Bob was sitting at a nearby table → Bob était assis à une table voisine.
We went to the nearby village of Torrance → Nous sommes allés à Torrance, le village voisin.
a nearby garage → un garage des environs
[ˌnɪərˈbaɪ] advà proximité
There's a supermarket nearby → Il y a un supermarché à proximité.
We decided to walk to the cottage, as there was a river nearby → Nous décidâmes de marcher jusqu'au cottage, car il y avait une rivière à proximité.
A band was playing nearby
BUT Un orchestre jouait non loin.near-death experience nexpérience f de mort imminente

nearby

adv (also near by)in der Nähe
adjnahe gelegen

nearby

[nɪəˈbaɪ]
1. adv(qui or lì) vicino
2. adjvicino/a

near

(niə) adjective
1. not far away in place or time. The station is quite near; Christmas is getting near.
2. not far away in relationship. He is a near relation.
adverb
1. to or at a short distance from here or the place mentioned. He lives quite near.
2. (with to) close to. Don't sit too near to the window.
preposition
at a very small distance from (in place, time etc). She lives near the church; It was near midnight when they arrived.
verb
to come near (to). The roads became busier as they neared the town; as evening was nearing.
ˈnearly adverb
not far from; almost. nearly one o'clock; He has nearly finished.
ˈnearness noun
nearby (niəˈbai) adverb
close to here or the place mentioned. He lives nearby; a cottage with a stream running nearby.
ˈnearside adjective
(of the side of a vehicle etc) furthest from the centre of the road.
ˌnear-ˈsighted adjective
short-sighted.
a near miss
something that is almost a hit, success etc.

nearby

بِالْقُرْبِ مِنَ, مُجَاوِرٌ nedaleko, nedaleký i nærheden in der Nähe, nahegelegen γειτονικός, δίπλα cerca, de por aquí cerca lähellä, lähellä oleva à côté, proche nedaleko, obližnji nei pressi di, vicino 近くに, 近くの 근처에, 근처의 dichtbij i nærheten, nærliggende pobliski, w pobliżu perto, próximo близко, близлежащий i närheten, närbelägen ใกล้เคียง, ใกล้ๆ yakın, yakınlarda ở gần, ở gần đây 在附近, 附近的
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When the train struck and killed him and his two horses a farmer and his wife who were driving home along a nearby road saw the accident.
Its mother had been killed nearby an' th' hole was swum out an' th' rest o' th' litter was dead.
Watson was his assistant, and both Bell and Watson lived nearby, in two cheap little bedrooms.
As though trained for years in this particular evolution, the green Martians melted like mist into the spacious doorways of the nearby buildings, until, in less than three minutes, the entire cavalcade of chariots, mastodons and mounted warriors was nowhere to be seen.
Nearby one of the ship's officers was shouting orders to a flotilla of native boats that was approaching to lighter the consignment of the steamer's cargo destined for this tiny post.
Nearby are some squalling children and a hungry wife.
It is all bare and windy, and one generally stops at a rest-house nearby for something to eat.
Come, we will go to some nearby window in the cliff and make sure.
Nearby was a large, handsome house with its ample front illuminated in the same way, and above its roof floated the Star-Spangled Banner of America.
His eyes rested upon the open doorway of a nearby hut.
At the same instant a dozen red warriors leaped from the entrance of a nearby ersite palace, pursuing the abductor with naked swords and shouts of rageful warning.
A nearby steeple had been broken off short and the fragments lay heaped beside it.