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Meaning of NIGH

Pronunciation:  nI

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adv]  (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"
  2. [adv]  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"
  3. [adj]  near in space or time

NIGH is a 4 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: about, all but, almost, close, close, just about, most, near, near, nearly, virtually, well-nigh



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Nigh\, a. [Compar. {Nigher}; superl. {Nighest}, or
    {Next}.] [OE. nigh, neigh, neih, AS. ne['a]h, n?h; akin to D.
    na, adv., OS. n[=a]h, a., OHG. n[=a]h, G. nah, a., nach to,
    after, Icel. n[=a] (in comp.) nigh, Goth. n?hw, n?hwa, adv.,
    nigh. Cf. {Near}, {Neighbor}, {Next}.]
    1. Not distant or remote in place or time; near.
             The loud tumult shows the battle nigh. --Prior.
    2. Not remote in degree, kindred, circumstances, etc.;
       closely allied; intimate. ``Nigh kinsmen.'' --Knolles.
             Ye . . . are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
                                                   --Eph. ii. 13.
    Syn: Near; close; adjacent; contiguous; present; neighboring.
  2. \Nigh\, adv. [AS. ne['a]h, n?h. See {Nigh}, a.]
    1. In a situation near in place or time, or in the course of
       events; near.
             He was sick, nigh unto death.         --Phil. ii.
             He drew not nigh unheard; the angel bright, Ere he
             drew nigh, his radiant visage turned. --Milton.
    2. Almost; nearly; as, he was nigh dead.
  3. \Nigh\, v. t. & i.
    To draw nigh (to); to approach; to come near. [Obs.] --Wyclif
    (Matt. iii. 2).
  4. \Nigh\, prep.
    Near to; not remote or distant from. ``was not this nigh
    shore?'' --Shak.
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