nearer
nearer earer adj. less distant in space; as, we walked to the nearer house. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • nearer — [nir′ər] adv., adj. compar. of NEAR prep. less distant from; closer to [a planet nearer the sun] * * * …   Universalium

  • nearer — [nir′ər] adv., adj. compar. of NEAR prep. less distant from; closer to [a planet nearer the sun] …   English World dictionary

  • nearer — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} adj. Nearer is used with these nouns: ↑star {{Roman}}II.{{/Roman}} adv. Nearer is used with these verbs: ↑bend …   Collocations dictionary

  • nearer — adj., adv. nearer to (the park is nearer to our hotel than it is to yours; which stop is nearest to Albert Hall?) USAGE NOTE: When near is an adjective, it is not used in the collocation *near to. (Compare close to.) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • nearer — adverb (comparative of near or close ) within a shorter distance (Freq. 1) come closer, my dear! they drew nearer getting nearer to the true explanation • Syn: ↑nigher, ↑closer • Usage Domain: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Nearer — Near 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. [1913 Webster] He served great Hector, and was… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nearer — 1. adjective Less distant from. 2. preposition Closer …   Wiktionary

  • nearer — nɪr /nɪə adj. close; close in time; closer; intimate; of the last moment; stingy; left handed adv. close by; close in time; almost v. approach (a time or a place) prep. close to; in the vicinity …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nearer — earner …   Anagrams dictionary

  • nearer — nearora …   English to the Old English

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