Neap tides, the lowest tides of the lunar month, which occur in the second and fourth quarters of the moon; — opposed to spring tides.

(Neap), n. A neap tide.

High springs and dead neaps.

(Neaped) a. (Naut.) Left aground on the height of a spring tide, so that it will not float till the next spring tide; — called also beneaped.

(Ne`a*pol"i*tan) a. [L. Neapolitanus, fr. Neapolis Naples, Gr. lit., New town.] Of of pertaining to Naples in Italy.n. A native or citizen of Naples.

(Near) adv. [AS. neár, compar. of neáh nigh. See Nigh.]

1. At a little distance, in place, time, manner, or degree; not remote; nigh.

My wife! my traitress! let her not come near me.

2. Nearly; almost; well-nigh. "Near twenty years ago." Shak. "Near a fortnight ago." Addison.

Near about the yearly value of the land.

3. Closely; intimately. Shak.

Far and near, at a distance and close by; throughout a whole region.To come near to, to want but little of; to approximate to. "Such a sum he found would go near to ruin him." Addison.

Near the wind(Naut.), close to the wind; closehauled.

(Near) a. [Compar. Nearer ; superl. Nearest.] [See Near, adv.]

1. Not far distant in time, place, or degree; not remote; close at hand; adjacent; neighboring; nigh. "As one near death." Shak.

He served great Hector, and was ever near,
Not with his trumpet only, but his spear.

2. Closely connected or related.

She is thy father's near kinswoman.
Lev. xviii. 12.

3. Close to one's interests, affection, etc.; touching, or affecting intimately; intimate; dear; as, a near friend.

4. Close to anything followed or imitated; not free, loose, or rambling; as, a version near to the original.

5. So as barely to avoid or pass injury or loss; close; narrow; as, a near escape.

6. Next to the driver, when he is on foot; in the Unted States, on the left of an animal or a team; as, the near ox; the near leg. See Off side, under Off, a.

7. Immediate; direct; close; short. "The nearest way." Milton.

(Neap) n. [Cf. Neb, Nape.] The tongue or pole of a cart or other vehicle drawn by two animals. [U.S.]

(Neap) a. [As. nepflod neap flood; cf. hnipian to bend, incline.] Low.

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