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Definitions of nigh

  1. To draw nigh (to); to approach; to come near. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Not distant or remote in place or time; near. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Not remote in degree, kindred, circumstances, etc.; closely allied; intimate. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Nighest. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Near to; not remote or distant from. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. Near to: not distant from. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Near; almost close to. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  8. Nigher. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; `near' is sometimes used informally for `nearly' and `most' is sometimes used informally for `almost'; "the job is (just) about done"; "the baby was almost asleep when the alarm sounded"; "we're almost finished"; "the car all but ran her down"; "he nearly fainted"; "talked for nigh onto 2 hours"; "the recording is well-nigh perfect"; "virtually all the parties signed the contract"; "I was near exhausted by the run"; "most everyone agrees" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. near in time or place or relationship; "as the wedding day drew near"; "stood near the door"; "don't shoot until they come near"; "getting near to the true explanation"; "her mother is always near"; "The end draws nigh"; "the bullet didn't come close"; "don't get too close to the fire" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. Near in time or place; as, they came nigh to us; close by; as, they live nigh here; almost; as, he was nigh starved. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. being on the left side; "the near or nigh horse is the one on the left"; "the animal's left side is its near or nigh side" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. near in space or time Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. In a situation near in place or time, or in the course of events; near. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Almost; nearly; as, he was nigh dead. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Being near in time or place; as, the hour of his triumph is nigh; adjacent; closely related by blood or friendship; as, nigh relatives; on the left; as, the nigh horse. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. Near: not distant: not remote in time, etc.: close. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. Near; not distant; not remote; closely allied. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. Near; not distant or remote in time or place; contiguous; closely allied by blood; close in fellowship. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for nigh

  1. " I had well nigh forgot that," he said in an aside to Hugo. – A Boy's Ride by Gulielma Zollinger
  2. But, indeed, I know nothing or well- nigh nothing. – Unknown to History A Story of the Captivity of Mary of Scotland by Charlotte M. Yonge
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