Antonyms for neared

Grammar : Verb
Spell : neer
Phonetic Transcription : nɪər

Definition of neared

Origin :
  • Old English near "closer, nearer," comparative of neah, neh"nigh." Influenced by Old Norse naer "near," it came to be used as a positive form mid-13c., and new comparative nearer developed 1500s (see nigh). As an adjective from c.1300. Originally an adverb but now supplanted in most such senses by nearly; it has in turn supplanted correct nigh as an adjective. Related: Nearness. In near and dear (1620s) it refers to nearness of kinship. Near East first attested 1891, in Kipling. Near beer "low-alcoholic brew" is from 1908.
  • As in approach : verb come nearer
  • As in approximate : verb come close
  • As in loom : verb appear, often imposingly
  • As in rival : verb oppose; be a match for
  • As in bear down : verb close in on
  • As in border on : verb come close to; approximate
  • As in come : verb advance, approach
  • As in go : verb advance, proceed physically
Example sentences :
  • Now they neared the foot of the shaft where the rest of the party seemed to await them.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • I heard him mutter as he neared the boat-house where Fin and I were stowing cargo.
  • Extract from : « The Underdog » by F. Hopkinson Smith
  • He scaled the walls of the garden as before—he neared the house.
  • Extract from : « Leila, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • As we neared the house, 'Quiet,' I said; 'Mrs. Bowles does not know.'
  • Extract from : « The Green Satin Gown » by Laura E. Richards
  • But it was when they neared the square that the guffaws began.
  • Extract from : « The Widow O'Callaghan's Boys » by Gulielma Zollinger
  • As he neared his uncle's house he noticed there was a light in the sitting room.
  • Extract from : « Frank Roscoe's Secret » by Allen Chapman
  • Tired and hungry, they neared the cottage where Philemon and Baucis lived.
  • Extract from : « Classic Myths » by Mary Catherine Judd
  • "At last, my love, we are together," he murmured as they neared Wimbledon.
  • Extract from : « Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, July 8, 1914 » by Various
  • Danny O'Rourke was watching his altimeter sharply as he neared the ground.
  • Extract from : « The Hammer of Thor » by Charles Willard Diffin
  • As they neared the schoolhouse Bailey's courage began to fail.
  • Extract from : « Cy Whittaker's Place » by Joseph C. Lincoln

Synonyms for neared

Based on : - - - Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019