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nearby adj : close at hand; "the nearby towns"; "concentrated his study on the nearby planet Venus" adv : not far away in relative terms; "she works nearby"; "the planets orbiting nearby are Venus and Mars"

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  1. adjacent, near, very close
    He stopped at a nearby store for some groceries.



  1. next to, close to
    I'm glad my friends live nearby where I can visit them.


Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

about, accessible, adjacent, along toward, around, aside, at close quarters, at hand, away, beside, by, circa, close, close about, close at hand, close by, convenient, convenient to, easily reached, fast by, handy, hard, hard by, hereabout, hereabouts, immediate, in juxtaposition, in spitting distance, in the vicinity, near, near at hand, nearabout, nearabouts, nigh, nigh about, not far, on one side, on the side, only a step, propinquant, propinquous, ready at hand, round, sidelong, thereabout, thereabouts, to hand, to one side, to the side, within call, within earshot, within hearing, within reach
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