Definition for NEAR'LY

NEAR'LY, adv.

  1. At no great distance; not remotely.
  2. Closely; as, two persons nearly related or allied.
  3. Intimately; pressingly; with a close relation to one's interest or happiness. It nearly concerns us to preserve peace with our neighbor.
  4. Almost; within a little. The fact is nearly demonstrated.
  5. In a parsimonious or niggardly manner.

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