• (GA) IPA: /ˈnɪɹɚ/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈnɪəɹə/
  1. Less distant; comparative form of near.
    There are two pubs in the town; the nearer one is about a five-minute walk away.
  1. Closer to.
    I'd like to live nearer to the office.
    • 1897, H. G. Wells, The Star:
      The star grew—it grew with a terrible steadiness hour after hour, a little larger each hour, a little nearer the midnight zenith, and brighter and brighter, until it had turned night into a second day.

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