Main definitions of anear in English

: anear1anear2

anear1

Pronunciation /əˈnɪə/

verb

rare, archaic, non standard
  • 1To come or be near to (someone or something); to approach, to near.

  • 2To draw near, to approach.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Richard Stanyhurst (1547–1618), literary scholar and translator. From a- + near.

Main definitions of anear in English

: anear1anear2

anear2

Pronunciation /əˈnɪə/

preposition

archaic, dialect, non standard
  • Near, close to.

adverb

archaic, dialect, non standard
  • In, or so as to be in, close proximity; near. Frequently opposed to afar (now often humorously).

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas More (1478–1535), lord chancellor, humanist, and martyr. From a- + near, perhaps partly after afar, anew, etc.