Definition of "Near" :
verb: move towards
"They are drawing near."
adjective: not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances
adjective: very close in resemblance
"A near likeness."
adjective: with or in a close or intimate relationship
"My sisters and brothers are near and dear."
adjective: giving or spending with reluctance
"Very close (or near) with his money."
adjective: closely resembling the genuine article
adjective: being on the left side
"The near or nigh horse is the one on the left."
adverb: (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but
"He nearly fainted."
adverb: near in time or place or relationship
"As the wedding day drew near."