adj. 25B6; adverb
her children all live near : CLOSE (BY), nearby, close/near at hand, in the neighbourhood, in the vicinity, at hand, within reach, on the doorstep, a stone's throw away; informal within spitting distance; archaic nigh.
near perfect conditions : ALMOST, just about, nearly, well-nigh, practically, virtually.
25B6; preposition a hotel near the seafront : CLOSE TO, close by, a short distance from, in the vicinity of, in the neighbourhood of, within reach of, a stone's throw away from; informal within spitting distance of.
the nearest house : CLOSE, nearby, close/near at hand, at hand, a stone's throw away, within reach, accessible, handy, convenient; informal within spitting distance.
the final judgement is near : IMMINENT, in the offing, close/near at hand, at hand, (just) round the corner, impending, looming.
a near relation : CLOSELY RELATED, close, related.
a near escape : NARROW, close, by a hair's breadth; informal by a whisker.
by dawn we were nearing Moscow : APPROACH, draw near/nearer to, get close/closer to, advance towards, close in on.
the death toll is nearing 3,000 : VERGE ON, border on, approach.