Definition of nearhand in English:

nearhand

(also nerand)

adverb

Irish English, English Regional, Scottish, Northern
  • 1Nearly, almost.

  • 2Near, in space or time; close at hand, close by.

preposition

Irish English, English Regional, Scottish, Northern
  • Near to, close to (a place, person, point of time, or action).

adjective

Irish English, English Regional, Scottish, Northern
  • Near, nearby, near-at-hand. "nearhand cut"noun a short cut.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in The Midland Prose Psalter. From near + hand. Compare earlier nigh hand [preposition].

Pronunciation

nearhand

/ˈnɪəhand/