The definition of nearer is more close to something or someone.
An example of nearer is a boy who is closer to the water fountain than his sister.
compar. of near
less distant from; closer to: a planet nearer the sun
- As the weekend drew nearer, the tension grew.
- She drew nearer to him.
- Yully grew more anxious the nearer they got; her father was right about the magic feeling stronger.
- The modern cheap and fertile press, with all its translations, has done little to bring us nearer to the heroic writers of antiquity.
- When he returned, he pulled a chair from the wall nearer her and dipped one cloth in water, tugging her arm away from her.