What does nearby mean?

nearby meaning in General Dictionary

close at hand

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  • perhaps not a long way away in relative terms
  • situated near whilst the nearby towns Opposite of far-away

nearby meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"close-at-hand," late 14c. (one-word kind from 15c.), from almost + by.

Sentence Examples with the word nearby

He heard two of the Immortals shouting from down a nearby hall and saw the dark figure duck into a doorway.

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