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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English ner-bi, neer by, equivalent to near +‎ by.

PronunciationEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

nearby (comparative more nearby, superlative most nearby)

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

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AdverbEdit

nearby (comparative more nearby, superlative most nearby)

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

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Usage notesEdit

Some British writers make the distinction between the adverbial near by, which is written as two words; and the adjectival nearby, which is written as one. In American English, the one-word spelling is standard for both forms.

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