Definition of nearby in English:

nearby

adjective

Pronunciation /ˈnɪəbʌɪ/
  • Not far away; close.

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

Pronunciation /nɪəˈbʌɪ/
  • Close by.

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

nearby

Adjective/ˈnɪəbʌɪ/

nearby

Adverb/nɪəˈbʌɪ/