Definition of "nearby" []

  • Located a short distance away; close at hand. See Synonyms at close. (adjective)
  • Not far away. (adverb)
  • Not far away; close at hand (adjective)

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  • Close by (adverb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "nearby" in a sentence
  • "A label nearby tells us that "in 1945 the bulk of the Trojan treasures were taken as booty to the former Soviet Union where most of them are held to this day in breach of international law.""
  • "The decision to put the new chip plant in nearby Saratoga County was driven by the combination of research potential and the subsidies offered by the state of New York, said Travis Bullard, spokesman for GlobalFoundries."
  • "Environmental groups say an accident could spark trouble for drinking water supplies in nearby Slovakia and even Budapest, about 80 kilometers away."