1. close at hand; not far off; adjacent; neighboring: a nearby village.


  1. in the neighborhood or vicinity; close by: She works nearby.

adjective (ˈnɪəˌbaɪ)

  1. not far away; close at hand

adverb (ˌnɪəˈbaɪ)

  1. close by

“close at hand,” late 14c. (one-word form from 15c.), from near + by.

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