Definition of Nearness

1. Noun. The spatial property resulting from a relatively small distance. "The sudden closeness of the dock sent him into action"

Exact synonyms: Closeness
Generic synonyms: Distance
Specialized synonyms: Propinquity, Proximity, Adjacency, Contiguity, Contiguousness
Derivative terms: Close, Close, Near
Antonyms: Farness



Definition of Nearness

1. n. The state or quality of being near; -- used in the various senses of the adjective.

Definition of Nearness

1. Noun. The state of being near. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nearness

1. the state of being near [n -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nearness

nearctic
neare
neared
nearer
nearest
nearest neighbor frequency
nearfield
nearfields
nearhand
nearing
nearish
nearlier
nearliest
nearly
nearly never bulled a cow
nearness (current term)
nearnesses
nears
nearshore
nearshores
nearside
nearsides
nearsighted
nearsightedly
nearsightedness
nearsightednesses
nearthrosis
neat
neat's-foot oil
neat-freak

Literary usage of Nearness

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1. A Grammar of the Greek Language by Alpheus Crosby (1860)
"Words of likeness are related to those of nearness, in the same manner as ... For the Genitive after some words of nearness and likeness, see §§ 389, 894. ..."

2. Lectures on the Philosophy of the Mind by Thomas Brown (1846)
"I shall proceed, in my next Lecture, to the consideration of nearness in ... Of nearness in Place or Time, as modifying Suggestion— Secondary Laws of ..."

3. Sermons on Various Subjects, Evangelical, Devotional and Practical: Adapted by Joseph Lathrop (1810)
"The Happiness of Believers in nearness to Cod. EPHESIANS ii. 13-18. ... In the words now read, he describes that happy state of nearness to God, ..."

4. New Testament Theology: Or, Historical Account of the Teaching of Jesus and by Willibald Beyschlag, Neil Buchanan (1895)
"nearness OF THE PAROUSIA In following the apostle in this closing chapter of his ... That also, in his opinion, involved the nearness of the parousia, ..."

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