4 letter word starting with ne

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
neaf noun See 2d Neif., The fist.
neal verb t. To anneal., To be tempered by heat.
neap noun The tongue or pole of a cart or other vehicle drawn by two animals., Low., A neap tide.
near adverb At a little distance, in place, time, manner, or degree; not remote; nigh., Nearly; almost; well-nigh., Closely; intimately., Not far distant in time, place, or degree; not remote; close at hand; adjacent; neighboring; nigh., Closely connected or related., Close to one’s interests, affection, etc.; touching, or affecting intimately; intimate; dear; as, a near friend., Close to anything followed or imitated; not free, loose, or rambling; as, a version near to the original., So as barely to avoid or pass injury or loss; close; narrow; as, a near escape., 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., Immediate; direct; close; short., Close-fisted; parsimonious., Adjacent to; close by; not far from; nigh; as, the ship sailed near the land. See the Note under near, a., To approach; to come nearer; as, the ship neared the land., To draw near; to approach.
neat noun sing. & pl. Cattle of the genus Bos, as distinguished from horses, sheep, and goats; an animal of the genus Bos; as, a neat’s tongue; a neat’s foot., Of or pertaining to the genus Bos, or to cattle of that genus; as, neat cattle., Free from that which soils, defiles, or disorders; clean; cleanly; tidy., Free from what is unbecoming, inappropriate, or tawdry; simple and becoming; pleasing with simplicity; tasteful; chaste; as, a neat style; a neat dress., Free from admixture or adulteration; good of its kind; as, neat brandy., Excellent in character, skill, or performance, etc.; nice; finished; adroit; as, a neat design; a neat thief., With all deductions or allowances made; net. [In this sense usually written net. See Net, a., 3.]
neck noun The part of an animal which connects the head and the trunk, and which, in man and many other animals, is more slender than the trunk., Any part of an inanimate object corresponding to or resembling the neck of an animal, The long slender part of a vessel, as a retort, or of a fruit, as a gourd., A long narrow tract of land projecting from the main body, or a narrow tract connecting two larger tracts., That part of a violin, guitar, or similar instrument, which extends from the head to the body, and on which is the finger board or fret board., A reduction in size near the end of an object, formed by a groove around it; as, a neck forming the journal of a shaft., the point where the base of the stem of a plant arises from the root., To reduce the diameter of (an object) near its end, by making a groove around it; — used with down; as, to neck down a shaft., To kiss and caress amorously.
need noun A state that requires supply or relief; pressing occasion for something; necessity; urgent want., Want of the means of subsistence; poverty; indigence; destitution., That which is needful; anything necessary to be done; (pl.) necessary things; business., Situation of need; peril; danger., To be in want of; to have cause or occasion for; to lack; to require, as supply or relief., To be wanted; to be necessary., Of necessity. See Needs.
neer adverb & adjective Nearer.
neif noun Alt. of Neife, Alt. of Neaf
nems noun The ichneumon.
neo- A prefix meaning new, recent, late; and in chemistry designating specifically that variety of metameric hydrocarbons which, when the name was applied, had been recently classified, and in which at least one carbon atom in connected directly with four other carbon atoms; — contrasted with normal and iso-; as, neopentane; the neoparaffins. Also used adjectively.
nepa noun A genus of aquatic hemipterus insects. The species feed upon other insects and are noted for their voracity; — called also scorpion bug and water scorpion.
nere Were not.
nero noun A Roman emperor notorius for debauchery and barbarous cruelty; hence, any profligate and cruel ruler or merciless tyrant.
nese noun Nose.
nesh adjective Soft; tender; delicate.
ness noun A promontory; a cape; a headland.
nest noun The bed or receptacle prepared by a fowl for holding her eggs and for hatching and rearing her young., Hence: the place in which the eggs of other animals, as insects, turtles, etc., are laid and hatched; a snug place in which young animals are reared., A snug, comfortable, or cozy residence or situation; a retreat, or place of habitual resort; hence, those who occupy a nest, frequent a haunt, or are associated in the same pursuit; as, a nest of traitors; a nest of bugs., An aggregated mass of any ore or mineral, in an isolated state, within a rock., A collection of boxes, cases, or the like, of graduated size, each put within the one next larger., A compact group of pulleys, gears, springs, etc., working together or collectively., To build and occupy a nest., To put into a nest; to form a nest for.
neve noun The upper part of a glacier, above the limit or perpetual snow. See Galcier.
news n A report of recent occurences; information of something that has lately taken place, or of something before unknown; fresh tindings; recent intelligence., Something strange or newly happened., A bearer of news; a courier; a newspaper.
newt noun Any one of several species of small aquatic salamanders. The common British species are the crested newt (Triton cristatus) and the smooth newt (Lophinus punctatus). In America, Diemictylus viridescens is one of the most abundant species.
next superl. Nearest in place; having no similar object intervening., Nearest in time; as, the next day or hour., Adjoining in a series; immediately preceding or following in order., Nearest in degree, quality, rank, right, or relation; as, the next heir was an infant., In the time, place, or order nearest or immediately suceeding; as, this man follows next.