1.Definition: being on the left side
"The near or nigh horse is the one on the left", "The animal's left side is its near or nigh side"
2.Definition: closely resembling the genuine article
"Near beer", "A dress of near satin"
3.Definition: giving or spending with reluctance
"Very close (or near) with his money"
4.Definition: not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances
"Near neighbors", "In the near future", "They are near equals", "His nearest approach to success", "A very near thing", "A near hit by the bomb", "She was near tears"
5.Definition: very close in resemblance
"A near likeness"
6.Definition: with or in a close or intimate relationship
"My sisters and brothers are near and dear"