Definition of nearby in US English:

nearby

adjective

Pronunciation /ˈnɪrbaɪ//ˈnirbī/
  • Close at hand; not far away.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘But no: the professor's grave was soon located in a nearby town.’
    • ‘But Mr Dodsworth claimed that nearby residents had all been in the dark.’
    • ‘On a nearby hill, she saw a large boulder that looked fairly unstable.’
    • ‘He believes that nearby shops may be using the banks to dump cardboard boxes.’
    • ‘Frustrated, she kicked a nearby trashcan until its contents spilled to the linoleum floor.’
    • ‘Before this, the volcano last erupted in 1977, destroying a nearby village.’
    • ‘Soldiers opened fire from an army base on a nearby hill, they said.’
    • ‘And the copper giant has also adopted three primary health centres in nearby villages.’
    • ‘Uncle Kal stuffed his equipment under a nearby bush, then crouched beside me.’
    • ‘But nearby residents claim that extra traffic generated would pose a threat to safety.’
    • ‘A rustle in the nearby trees brought Calais immediately back to where she was.’
    • ‘He lifted the necklace over his head and threw it against a nearby tree.’
    • ‘He stumbled over to a nearby tree, about ready to pass out again.’
    • ‘With that, Ryre laid the shotgun on a nearby table and stepped back.’
    • ‘However nearby residents soon started hearing strange noises coming from below the road surface.’
    • ‘When he got there they realised that three dragons were lying in nearby bush.’
    • ‘However, this technique currently can be applied reliably only for relatively nearby stars within our own galaxy.’
    • ‘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.’
    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 /nɪrˈbaɪ//nirˈbī/
  • Close by; very near.

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

nearby

Adverb/nɪrˈbaɪ/