nearby earby a. & adv. situated near; as, the nearby towns. Opposite of {far away}. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • nearby — nearby, near by When used as an adjective before a noun, it should be written as one word (at a nearby hotel), but as an adverb normally as two (at a hotel near by) …   Modern English usage

  • nearby — [adj] adjoining adjacent, close, closeat hand, close by, contiguous, convenient, handy, immediate, neighboring, proximate, ready; concepts 586,778 Ant. far, faraway nearby [adv] within reach about, at close quarters, close, close at hand, hard,… …   New thesaurus

  • nearby — index close (near), local, present (attendant) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • nearby — close at hand, late 14c. (one word form from 15c.), from NEAR (Cf. near) + BY (Cf. by) …   Etymology dictionary

  • nearby — a$ & adv *close, near, nigh Antonyms: far off …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • nearby — ► ADJECTIVE & ADVERB ▪ not far away …   English terms dictionary

  • nearby — [nir′bī′] adj., adv. near; close at hand …   English World dictionary

  • nearby — [[t]nɪ͟ə(r)ba͟ɪ[/t]] ♦♦♦ also near by, near by ADV: ADV after v, n ADV, from ADV If something is nearby, it is only a short distance away. He might easily have been seen by someone who lived nearby... He spoke softly to a couple standing nearby …   English dictionary

  • nearby — near|by1 [ ,nır baı ] adjective ** a nearby place is not far away: I found it on a nearby table. at a nearby town/shopping center nearby near|by 2 [ ,nır baı ] adverb ** not far from where you are: My father lives right nearby. The people sitting …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • nearby */*/ — I UK [ˌnɪə(r)ˈbaɪ] / US [ˌnɪrˈbaɪ] adjective a nearby place is not far away I found it on a nearby table. in a nearby shop/hotel II UK [ˌnɪə(r)ˈbaɪ] / US [ˌnɪrˈbaɪ] adverb not far from where you are My father lives nearby. The people sitting… …   English dictionary

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