nearest [nir′ist]
adv., adj.
least distant from; closest to [the planet nearest the sun]

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  • nearest — nearest, next are both superlative forms of near, but they are not always interchangeable. Nearest may be used wherever the intent is merely to indicate the highest degree of propinquity (as in space, time, or kinship) {the nearest house is five… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • nearest — [nir′ist] adv., adj. superl. of NEAR prep. least distant from; closest to [the planet nearest the sun] …   English World dictionary

  • nearest — index proximate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • nearest — adj., adv. nearest to (the park is nearer to our hotel than it is to yours; which stop is nearest to Albert Hall?) USAGE NOTE: When near is an adjective, it is not used in the collocation *near to. (Compare close to.) * * * nearest to (USAGE NOTE …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Nearest — Near Near, a. [Compar. {Nearer}; superl. {Nearest}.] [See {Near}, adv.] 1. Not far distant in time, place, or degree; not remote; close at hand; adjacent; neighboring; nigh. As one near death. Shak. [1913 Webster] He served great Hector, and was… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nearest — adj. Nearest is used with these nouns: ↑approximation, ↑challenger, ↑competitor, ↑equivalent, ↑exit, ↑galaxy, ↑neighbour, ↑pub, ↑rival, ↑star, ↑thing …   Collocations dictionary

  • nearest — adverb (superlative of near or close ) within the shortest distance that was the time he came nearest to death • Syn: ↑nighest, ↑closest • Usage Domain: ↑superlative …   Useful english dictionary

  • nearest — 1. adjective closest to, 2. preposition closest to …   Wiktionary

  • nearest — nɪr /nɪə adj. close; close in time; closer; intimate; of the last moment; stingy; left handed adv. close by; close in time; almost v. approach (a time or a place) prep. close to; in the vicinity …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nearest — 1) eastern 2) earnest …   Anagrams dictionary

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