Definition of hard by in English:

hard by


  • Close to.

    ‘he lived hard by the cathedral’
    • ‘Here's a picture of my sunny destination - Tavira, hard by the Spanish border.’
    • ‘While I was there I went up around noon to a small church hard by the large harbour.’
    • ‘The balloting took place in Westminster's Church House, hard by the House of Commons.’
    • ‘We lived hard by the factory and our windows gave on the factory yard.’
    • ‘The undertaking establishment was on the Brompton Road hard by the chapel and nearby Trevor Square.’
    close to, right by, close by, beside, near, near to, nearby, not far from, a short distance from, a step away from, a stone's throw from, on the doorstep of, in the vicinity of, in the neighbourhood of, round the corner from, within easy reach of, adjacent to
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