Synonyms and Antonyms for near-east

1. Near East (n.)

the area around the eastern Mediterranean; from Turkey to northern Africa and eastward to Iran; the site of such ancient civilizations as Phoenicia and Babylon and Egypt and the birthplace of Judaism and Christianity and Islam; had continuous economic and political turmoil in the 20th century


2. near (adj.)

not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances

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3. near (adv.)

near in time or place or relationship

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5. east (adj.)

situated in or facing or moving toward the east

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6. east (n.)

the cardinal compass point that is at 90 degrees

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7. East (n.)

the countries of Asia

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9. near (adv.)

(of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but

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10. near (adj.)

very close in resemblance

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