1. Near means close to in terms of distance.
His house is near his office.
She lives near San Francisco.
2. Near means within a short time.
His birthday is near Thanksgiving.
Crazy Facts About The Universe
Each year scientists have determined that the moon moves about 3.8 cm further from the Earth. As a result, Earths spin has slowed by about .002 seconds every day over the course of the last century.