far and near


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Near \Near\ (n[=e]r), adv. [AS. ne['a]r, compar. of ne['a]h
   nigh. See Nigh.]
   1. At a little distance, in place, time, manner, or degree;
      not remote; nigh.
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            My wife! my traitress! let her not come near me.
                                                  --Milton.
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   2. Nearly; almost; well-nigh. "Near twenty years ago."
      --Shak. "Near a fortnight ago." --Addison.
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            Near about the yearly value of the land. --Locke.
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   3. Closely; intimately. --Shak.
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   Far and near, at a distance and close by; throughout a
      whole region.

   To come near to, to want but little of; to approximate to.
      "Such a sum he found would go near to ruin him."
      --Addison.

   Near the wind (Naut.), close to the wind; closehauled.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Far \Far\, adv.
   1. To a great extent or distance of space; widely; as, we are
      separated far from each other.
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   2. To a great distance in time from any point; remotely; as,
      he pushed his researches far into antiquity.
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   3. In great part; as, the day is far spent.
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   4. In a great proportion; by many degrees; very much; deeply;
      greatly.
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            Who can find a virtuous woman ? for her price is far
            above rubies.                         --Prov. xxxi.
                                                  10.
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   As far as, to the extent, or degree, that. See As far as,
      under As.

   Far off.
      (a) At a great distance, absolutely or relatively.
      (b) Distant in sympathy or affection; alienated. "But now,
          in Christ Jesus, ye who some time were far off are
          made nigh by the blood of Christ." --Eph. ii. 13.

   Far other, different by a great degree; not the same; quite
      unlike. --Pope.

   Far and near, at a distance and close by; throughout a
      whole region.

   Far and wide, distantly and broadly; comprehensively. "Far
      and wide his eye commands." --Milton.

   From far, from a great distance; from a remote place.
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   Note: Far often occurs in self-explaining compounds, such as
         far-extended, far-reaching, far-spread.
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