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 for Nearer
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              He served great Hector, and was ever near,
              Not with his trumpet only, but his spear. --Dryden.
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     2. Closely connected or related.
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              She is thy father's near kinswoman.   --Lev. xviii.
                                                    12.
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     3. Close to one's interests, affection, etc.; touching, or
        affecting intimately; intimate; dear; as, a near friend.
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     4. Close to anything followed or imitated; not free, loose,
        or rambling; as, a version near to the original.
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     5. So as barely to avoid or pass injury or loss; close;
        narrow[3]; as, a near escape; a near miss.
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     6. 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.
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     7. Immediate; direct; close; short. "The nearest way."
        --Milton.
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     8. Close-fisted; parsimonious. [Obs. or Low, Eng.]
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     Note: Near may properly be followed by to before the thing
           approached; but more frequently to is omitted, and the
           adjective or the adverb is regarded as a preposition.
           The same is also true of the word nigh.
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     Syn: Nigh; close; adjacent; proximate; contiguous; present;
          ready; intimate; familiar; dear.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  nearer \nearer\ adj.
     less distant in space; as, we walked to the nearer house.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  nearer
      adv 1: (comparative of `near' or `close') within a shorter
             distance; "come closer, my dear!"; "they drew nearer";
             "getting nearer to the true explanation" [syn: nearer,
             nigher, closer]

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