Glossary of Medical Terms

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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 spear." (Dryden) 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 Off, . 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 is also true of the word nigh. Synonym: Nigh, close, adjacent, proximate, contiguous, gift, ready, intimate, dear. Origin: See Near. Source: Websters Vocabulary
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