Definitions of nearest

  1. ( superlative of ` near' or ` close') within the shortest distance; " that was the time he came nearest to death"
  2. ( superlative of ` near' or ` nigh') most near

Usage examples for nearest

  1. In the afternoon Owen went with her to the railway- station, and put her in the train for Carriford Road, the station nearest to Knapwater House. – Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy
  2. But how shall I find the nearest way to it? – Dialogues on the Supersensual Life by Jacob Behmen
  3. You will stay here to- night, and by- and- by I shall come to you to learn the nearest way to your house. – Scenes of Clerical Life by George Eliot
  4. In another few moments he staggered up the bank and gave the nearest man the end of the rope. – The Girl From Keller's Sadie's Conquest by Harold Bindloss
  5. Fin then asked the man nearest the door, to rise and open it. – Myths and Folk Tales of Ireland by Jeremiah Curtin
  6. It was half- past six in the afternoon when they started, and they would reach Curlewis, which was the nearest railway station to Yarrahappini, about five the next morning. – Seven Little Australians by Ethel Sybil Turner
  7. This was the nearest- house. – Two Boys and a Fortune by Matthew White, Jr.
  8. 6219. Is Hillswick the nearest shop you can go to for your goods? – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  9. Yet of my brothers he was not the one nearest to my heart. – Far Away and Long Ago by W. H. Hudson
  10. He takes whatever is nearest to hand, out of his own rich experience or out of the common store of romance. – A Book of Prefaces by H. L. Mencken
  11. I proceeded some distance farther till I was at the end of the wall nearest the sea. – Simon Dale by Anthony Hope
  12. He held his find up to the nearest lamp. – The Gray Mask by Wadsworth Camp
  13. Lady Mary sat down on the nearest chair and sighed deeply. – Jan and Her Job by L. Allen Harker
  14. 26. Ask whomever whoever is nearest the door. – Practical Grammar and Composition by Thomas Wood
  15. You saw me do it yourself, because I happened to be nearest to the treasure- house. – The Eagle's Nest by S. E. Cartwright
  16. Dampier was nearest in- shore. – History of the Buccaneers of America by James Burney
  17. She drew a deep breath of relief, and dropped into the nearest chair. – The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins
  18. I asked him if he knew where the nearest post of the enemy was now. – Who Goes There? by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
  19. This was the nearest Farrar ever came to a confidence. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  20. With her it must be as it is with thinking: she must seize hold of the thing nearest her. – A Girl's Student Days and After by Jeannette Marks Commentator: Mary Emma Woolley