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Du vieux norrois nær.

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Nature Forme
Positif near
Comparatif nearer
Superlatif nearest


  1. Près, proche.
  2. Près de. La préposition to est sous-entendu.
    • He entered the inn, and asking for dinner, unbuckled his wallet, and sat down to rest himself near the door. (Mary Shelley, Maurice, or The Fisher's Cot, 1820)
    • Fastening one end of this at that point of the trunk of the tree which was nearest the peg, he unrolled it till it reached the peg and thence further unrolled it, in the direction already established by the two points of the tree and the peg, for the distance of fifty feet … (Edgar Allan Poe, The Gold-Bug, 1843)
    • The star grew--it grew with a terrible steadiness hour after hour, a little larger each hour, a little nearer the midnight zenith, and brighter and brighter, until it had turned night into a second day. (H. G. Wells, The Star, 1897)
    • It shied, balked, and whinnied, and in the end he could do nothing but drive it into the yard while the men used their own strength to get the heavy wagon near enough the hayloft for convenient pitching. (H.P. Lovecraft, The Colour Out of Space, 1927)
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Near sans to (sens 2) est souvent analysé comme préposition, mais Joan Maling a montré qu’il est analysé le mieux comme adjectif [1].

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  1. (Populaire) Presque.
    • Sir John Friend had very near completed a regiment of horse. (David Hume et Tobias George Smollett, The History of England, p. 263, 1825)
    • Thinking about those pounds and pence, I near forgot my wound. (Owen Parry, Honor’s Kingdom, p. 365, 2003)

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Temps Forme
Infinitif to near
Présent simple,
3e pers. sing.
Prétérit neared
Participe passé neared
Participe présent nearing
voir conjugaison anglaise


  1. Approcher.

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