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Meaning of WELL-NIGH

Pronunciation:  'wel 'nI

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[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"
 

WELL-NIGH is a 9 letter word that starts with W.

 

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

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Well"-nigh`\, adv.
Almost; nearly. --Chaucer.

 

 

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