Associations to the word «Nigh»


NIGH, adjective. (archaic) (poetic) near, close by
NIGH, adjective. Not remote in degree, kindred, circumstances, etc.; closely allied; intimate.
NIGH, verb. To draw nigh (to); to approach; to come near.
NIGH, adverb. Almost, nearly.
NIGH, preposition. Near; close to

Dictionary definition

NIGH, adverb. 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".
NIGH, adverb. (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but; "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".
NIGH, adjective. Not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances; "near neighbors"; "in the near future"; "they are near equals"; "his nearest approach to success"; "a very near thing"; "a near hit by the bomb"; "she was near tears"; "she was close to tears"; "had a close call".
NIGH, adjective. 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".

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