Definitions of nearer

  1. ( comparative of ` near' or ` close') within a shorter distance; " come closer, my dear!"; " they drew nearer"; " getting nearer to the true explanation"
  2. ( comparative of ` near') being the one of two that is less distant in space; " we walked to the nearer house"
  3. More near: superl.

Usage examples for nearer

  1. It is for the man to take care that he be, if possible, nearer to St. Paul than to Pecksniff." – The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope
  2. Yes, I knew your voice, and when we came a little nearer I knew the way you held your head. – A Venetian June by Anna Fuller
  3. For a minute he seemed as if he would draw her nearer to him, but instead he put her a little farther off. – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
  4. And Hodge felt sure " we" did, and hitched his chair a foot nearer the fire. – A Trooper Galahad by Charles King
  5. Are you any nearer to Him than you were ten years ago? – Expositions of Holy Scripture Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers by Alexander Maclaren
  6. Came nearer and whispered at last.... – The Sea Bride by Ben Ames Williams
  7. Then he went over to him, and came nearer and nearer and stopped just before him. – Eskimo Folktales by Unknown
  8. I drew my chair nearer to Madame Guix and for two long hours we talked, as only women can. – My Home In The Field of Honor by Frances Wilson Huard
  9. Mrs. McGuire, looking into Susan's face, came a step nearer – Dawn by Eleanor H. Porter
  10. You should have dropped it nearer the bank. – The Chief Legatee by Anna Katharine Green
  11. The laughter drew nearer – Kildares of Storm by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
  12. I should say nearer three. – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  13. Do you wish Him to be any nearer my friends? – Sermons on National Subjects by Charles Kingsley
  14. He moves his chair a little nearer to her. – 'O Thou, My Austria!' by Ossip Schubin
  15. " If your ladyship will allow me, I will take you a much nearer way back," he said. – The Marquis of Lossie by George MacDonald
  16. Then I went nearer – Spotted Deer by Elmer Gregor
  17. Hour after hour passed, and still we were no nearer to her. – Hurricane Hurry by W.H.G. Kingston
  18. " Good- evening," replied the nearer man. – The Cavalier by George Washington Cable
  19. And I sat there until very late, after two o'clock, in fact, without getting any nearer a plan than I was at the start. – Vicky Van by Carolyn Wells
  20. But perhaps it would bring me nearer to my unhappy boy. – The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne by William J. Locke