What does nearer mean?

Definitions for nearer

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word nearer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. nearer, nigher, closer(adverb)

    (comparative of `near' or `close') within a shorter distance

    "come closer, my dear!"; "they drew nearer"; "getting nearer to the true explanation"


  1. nearer(Adjective)

    Less distant from.

  2. nearer(Preposition)



  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nearer in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nearer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Plato:

    Poetry comes nearer to vital truth than history.

  2. Johann von Goethe:

    Difficulties increase the nearer we approach our goal.

  3. William Wordsworth:

    Wisdom is ofttimes nearer when we stoop Than when we soar.

  4. Herbert Hoover:

    In America today, we are nearer a final triumph over poverty than is any other land.

  5. David Hare:

    Nothing is further than earth from heaven, and nothing is nearer than heaven to earth.

Images & Illustrations of nearer

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