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    Definition of nearest in English Dictionary

  • AdjectiveBFnearCOMnearerSUF-est
    1. Closest to, superlative form of near: most near.
    2. Preposition
      1. closest to.
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • THEY NAMED THEIR COMMUNITY of forty-seven homes near Pleasantville, New York, "Usonia" in homage to Frank Lloyd Wright, whose ideas on the way Americans should live together guided their plan.
          • The drop which thou shakest from thy wet hand, rests not where it falls, but to-morrow thou findest it swept away; already on the wings of the North-wind, it is nearing the Tropic of Cancer.
          • Patients with convergence insufficiency type exotropia, exodeviation greater at near than at distance of ≥10Δ, were excluded.
        2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • The sheep skedaddled as soon as the shepherd’s dog came near.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adjectives
          • Adjective forms
            • Adjective superlative forms
          • Prepositions

          Other Vocabulary

          Look-Alike Words
          1. en dearest
          2. en neatest
          3. en hearest
          4. en tearest
          5. en bearest
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          Meaning of nearest for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "nearest" is an adjective, more specifically, an adjective form. It's also a preposition.
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