Definition of nearby in English:

nearby

adjective

Pronunciation: /ˈnɪəbʌɪ/
  • Not far away; close:

    ‘he slung his jacket over a nearby chair’
    • ‘Greenhouse gasses are released, nearby towns are polluted and an opportunity is lost.’
    • ‘She then picked up the stub and threw it into the nearby trashcan.’
    • ‘He stumbled over to a nearby tree, about ready to pass out again.’
    • ‘He lifted the necklace over his head and threw it against a nearby tree.’
    • ‘For example, he's walking and hears a rustling in a nearby bush.’
    • ‘Soldiers opened fire from an army base on a nearby hill, they said.’
    • ‘But Mr Dodsworth claimed that nearby residents had all been in the dark.’
    • ‘Frustrated, she kicked a nearby trashcan until its contents spilled to the linoleum floor.’
    • ‘With that, Ryre laid the shotgun on a nearby table and stepped back.’
    • ‘But no: the professor's grave was soon located in a nearby town.’
    • ‘A rustle in the nearby trees brought Calais immediately back to where she was.’
    • ‘When he got there they realised that three dragons were lying in nearby bush.’
    • ‘On a nearby hill, she saw a large boulder that looked fairly unstable.’
    • ‘And the copper giant has also adopted three primary health centres in nearby villages.’
    • ‘Before this, the volcano last erupted in 1977, destroying a nearby village.’
    • ‘However, this technique currently can be applied reliably only for relatively nearby stars within our own galaxy.’
    • ‘Next, she set a pencil down on top of her nearby bedside table.’
    • ‘However nearby residents soon started hearing strange noises coming from below the road surface.’
    • ‘But nearby residents claim that extra traffic generated would pose a threat to safety.’
    • ‘He believes that nearby shops may be using the banks to dump cardboard boxes.’
    • ‘Uncle Kal stuffed his equipment under a nearby bush, then crouched beside me.’
    not far away, not far off, close at hand, near at hand, close by, close, near, within reach, at hand, neighbouring, adjacent
    accessible, handy, convenient
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adverb

Pronunciation: /nɪəˈbʌɪ/
  • Close by:

    ‘his four sisters live nearby’
    • ‘But after some hours had passed, she realized that she could hear a sound somewhere nearby.’
    • ‘But, nothing was found anywhere nearby, so here I am.’
    • ‘Then she turned, sensing someone else nearby.’
    • ‘Cally and her father followed Marx over to a black stretch limo parked nearby.’
    • ‘A couple of horses grazed nearby, their tails swinging in time to the rhythm.’
    • ‘So far, the news has been met with anger by people living nearby.’
    • ‘The horses were grazing nearby, tied loosely by neck ropes.’
    • ‘Vincent shouted, sitting nearby on the floor.’
    • ‘Just as she was about to give up, she saw an alley nearby and rushed into it.’
    • ‘One, who had been standing nearby, picked Melissa up in his arms.’
    • ‘After calling emergency services, the couple rang Mr Singh, who lives nearby.’
    • ‘Swimmers and strollers alike take advantage of the safe, golden beaches located conveniently nearby.’
    • ‘The buck grazing nearby looked up and bounded toward the call.’
    • ‘He scrambled up onto his feet and looked around but he couldn't see anyone else nearby.’
    • ‘His bodyguards were nearby at the time of the murder.’
    • ‘Joe was lurking somewhere nearby, as he always is.’
    • ‘As their buses arrive at the barracks, students notice four figures standing nearby.’
    • ‘We sat down at the table, with Joe lurking inconspicuously nearby.’
    • ‘Luckily we have relations who live nearby and we were able to go and stay with them over night.’
    • ‘Despite the black cloud hovering nearby there was no threat to the railway network.’
    close by, not far away, not far off, close, close at hand, near at hand, near, a short distance away, in the neighbourhood, in the vicinity, at hand, within reach, on the doorstep
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Pronunciation:

nearby

Adjective/ˈnɪəbʌɪ/

nearby

Adverb/nɪəˈbʌɪ/