Antonyms for nearest

Grammar : Adj
Spell : neer
Phonetic Transcription : nɪər

Definition of nearest

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.
  • adj close by physically
  • adj close in time; forthcoming
  • adj familiar
Example sentences :
  • The driver faced the bill toward the nearest street-light and scanned it.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • We are now within 140 miles from the nearest Adelaide station.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • You forget the nearest telegraph office is at Witherby, seven miles off.
  • Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke
  • The right of their position was nearest the attacking force.
  • Extract from : « The Raid From Beausejour; And How The Carter Boys Lifted The Mortgage » by Charles G. D. Roberts
  • And that was the nearest the little adventuress ever came to making a Biblical quotation.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • The holders of the lists occupied the end which was nearest to the city gate.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The nearest patient, a man in a wheel-chair, was snoring heavily.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Ah, church-going is impossible; the nearest is too far off.'
  • Extract from : « The Roof of France » by Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • Ayllon struck down the Cacique with his own sword as the nearest at hand.
  • Extract from : « The Trail Book » by Mary Austin
  • I'll take your car to the nearest farmhouse and leave it, then I'll take you and Katy in my car.
  • Extract from : « Her Father's Daughter » by Gene Stratton-Porter

Synonyms for nearest

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