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Meaning of NEIGH

Pronunciation:  ney

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the sound made by a horse
  2. [v]  characteristic of horses
 

NEIGH is a 5 letter word that starts with N.

 

 Synonyms: nicker, nicker, whicker, whicker, whinny, whinny
 
 See Also: cry, emit, let loose, let out, utter

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Neigh\ (n[=a]), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Neighed} (n[=a]d);
    p. pr. & vb. n. {Neighing}.] [OE. neien, AS. hn[=ae]gan,
    prob. of imitative origin; cf. MHG. n[=e]gen, Icel. hneggja,
    gneggja, Sw. gn["a]gga. Cf. {Nag} a horse.]
    1. To utter the cry of the horse; to whinny.
    
    2. To scoff or sneer; to jeer. [Obs.]
    
             Neighed at his nakedness.             --Beau. & Fl.
    
    
  2. \Neigh\, n.
    The cry of a horse; a whinny.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: bark, bawl, bay, bell, bellow, blare, blat, blate, bleat, bray, call, caterwaul, cry, give tongue, give voice, howl, low, meow, mew, mewl, miaow, moo, nicker, pule, roar, screak, scream, screech, squall, squeak, squeal, troat, ululate, wail, whicker, whine, whinny, yap, yawl, yawp, yelp, yip, yowl
 

 

 

 

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