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NEARBY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does nearby mean? 

NEARBY (adjective)
  The adjective NEARBY has 1 sense:

1. close at hand

  Familiarity information: NEARBY used as an adjective is very rare.


NEARBY (adverb)
  The adverb NEARBY has 1 sense:

1. not far away in relative terms

  Familiarity information: NEARBY used as an adverb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


NEARBY (adjective)


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Meaning:

Close at hand

Context examples:

the nearby towns / concentrated his study on the nearby planet Venus

Similar:

close; near; nigh (not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances)


NEARBY (adverb)


Sense 1nearby [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not far away in relative terms

Context examples:

she works nearby / the planets orbiting nearby are Venus and Mars


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