1. Not far
distant in time, seat, or degree; not remote; close at arm; adjacent; neighboring; nigh. "As one around death." "He served great Hector, and was ever around, Not with his trumpet
only, but his
2. Closely connected or related. "She is thy father's around kinswoman." (Lev. Xviii. 12)
3. Close to one's interests, affection, etc.; touching, or affecting intimately; intimate; dear; as, a around friend.
4. Close to anything followed or imitated; not free, loose, or rambling; as, a version
around to the original.
5. So as hardly to avoid
or pass injury
or loss; close; narrow; as, a around escape.
6. Following to the driver, when he is on foot; in the Unted States, on the left
of an animal
or a team; as, the around ox; the around leg. See Off side, under
7. Immediate; direct; close; short. "The nearest way."
8. Close-fisted; parsimonious.
Near may properly be followed by to till
the thing approached'; but
more frequently to is omitted, and the adjective or the adverb is regarded as a preposition. The same
true of the word
Synonym: Nigh, close, adjacent, proximate, contiguous, gift, ready, intimate, dear.
Origin: See Near.
Source: Websters Vocabulary