Near in a sentence as a verb

If they won't take you, find a legal clinic nearby.

It prevents random people near by phone from being unable to unlock it.

I've been nearsighted all my life, and once you hit 40 years old you stop being able to see things up close.

" Sorry, he can be smarter than Einstein but I ain't letting him near production code.

Imagine if you were the first person to squat land near what has now become Manhattan.

Can we perhaps edit "singularity is near" out of the title?

Near in a sentence as an adjective

Our prison system is probably near the top of that list, for a variety of reasons.

If I open a hardware store near a bunch of planned construction, should I pay those real estate developers?

One head in particular treated the thing as a near-existential threat.

Thus, near-complete founder freedom is preserved and there are no special strings that come with the investment.

Reminds me of this oldie but goodie:A smart businessman went to a bank near the airport to borrow $10,000 for his overseas trip.

Usually we wouldn't have been allowed anywhere near these projects and if we did win one we wouldn't be allowed back in for not playing with the system.

Near in a sentence as an adverb

All aspects of the platform feature a near-ridiculous level of security.

" Again he kills an overall good point with a terrible statement -- unemployment and underemployment are high, yes, but nowhere near record highs.

Apple has repeatedly not bowed to companies desires for owning contact information and I expect they will fix this contact hole in the near future.

In such cases, with institutional investors, you may still find yourself arguing about valuation in negotiating caps but the process is nowhere near as involved as it is with a typical equity round and founders with leverage can usually dispense with caps as well.

> "Facebook creeps me out."Whether or not you agree with his decision, having Notch pull away from talks with you creates an instant credibility "situation".It's also noteable that Notch had been meeting with the Oculus team just two weeks ago[0], was tweeting about them in rather gushing terms[1] and seemed incredibly inspired to work on VR ideas[2].He is now the personification of the a near universal feeling of betrayal in the community.

It also means you create tax risks and complications: if the equity round is too near the time of formation, the $.0001/sh pricing used by founders for their shares may look funny next to the much higher amount per share paid by investors, raising risks that the founders can be deemed to have received their shares at the higher valuation as potentially taxable service income; once you do an equity round, you will need to do 409A valuations in connection with doing option grants and that necessitates getting outside independent appraisals; equity rounds come with strings, including investor preferences, investor protective provisions limiting what you can do as a founder without investor approval, co-sale and first refusal rights favoring investors and concomitantly limiting founders, board seats and/or observer rights for investors, and the like.

Near definitions


move towards; "We were approaching our destination"; "They are drawing near"; "The enemy army came nearer and nearer"

See also: approach


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"

See also: close nigh


being on the left side; "the near or nigh horse is the one on the left"; "the animal's left side is its near or nigh side"


closely resembling the genuine article; "near beer"; "a dress of near satin"


giving or spending with reluctance; "our cheeseparing administration"; "very close (or near) with his money"; "a penny-pinching miserly old man"

See also: cheeseparing close penny-pinching skinny


with or in a close or intimate relationship; "a good friend"; "my sisters and brothers are near and dear"

See also: dear good


very close in resemblance; "sketched in an approximate likeness"; "a near likeness"

See also: approximate


near in time or place or relationship; "as the wedding day drew near"; "stood near the door"; "don't shoot until they come near"; "getting near to the true explanation"; "her mother is always near"; "The end draws nigh"; "the bullet didn't come close"; "don't get too close to the fire"

See also: nigh close


(of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but; "the job is (just) about done"; "the baby was almost asleep when the alarm sounded"; "we're almost finished"; "the car all but ran her down"; "he nearly fainted"; "talked for nigh onto 2 hours"; "the recording is well-nigh perfect"; "virtually all the parties signed the contract"; "I was near exhausted by the run"; "most everyone agrees"

See also: about almost most nearly nigh virtually well-nigh