American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. Near in time, place, or relationship: Evening draws nigh.
- adv. Nearly; almost: talked for nigh onto two hours.
- adj. Being near in time, place, or relationship; close. See Synonyms at close.
- adj. Being on the left side of an animal or vehicle: pulling hard on the nigh rein.
- adj. Being the animal or vehicle on the left: the nigh horse.
- prep. Not far from; near.
- v. To come near to or draw near.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Close at hand; not far distant in time or place; at hand; near.
- Near the quick; keenly; bitterly.
- Nearly; almost; within a little (of being).
- Near to; at no great distance from.
- Being close at hand; being near.
- Near in relationship or interest; closely allied, as by blood.
- Penurious; stingy; close; near: as, a nigh customer.
- On the left: as, the nigh horse.
- To come nigh; draw near; approach.
- To come near to; approach.
- adj. archaic, poetic near, close by, almost
- v. To draw nigh (to); to approach; to come near.
- adv. almost, nearly
- prep. near; close to
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Not distant or remote in place or time; near.
- adj. Not remote in degree, kindred, circumstances, etc.; closely allied; intimate.
- adv. In a situation near in place or time, or in the course of events; near.
- adv. Almost; nearly.
- v. obsolete To draw nigh (to); to approach; to come near.
- prep. Near to; not remote or distant from.
- adv. near in time or place or relationship
- adv. (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but
- adj. being on the left side
- adj. not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances
- Old English nēah, nēh, from Proto-Germanic *nēhw. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English neigh, from Old English nēah, nēh. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“This is a collaboration between three incredibly talented fantasists, two of whom have done so much work together that they clearly are in nigh-psychic communication with one another.”
“Thus did God graciously provide for the keeping up of religion among them, and that they might have the word nigh them; yet, blessed be God, we, under the gospel, have it yet nigher, not only”
“Marriage problems have also blighted his year and, after many sleepless nights deliberating how to make his four wildcard picks, a task he described as nigh on impossible, next Friday cannot come soon enough for Montgomerie.”
““The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth” Romans 10:8.”
“Chapter 22 1. Now the feast of unleavened bread drew nigh, which is called the Passover.”
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“There may men see many foul figure assembled, and namely nigh the good towns.”
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“And thou too wilt perhaps be of my opinion, when thou seest the sword nigh to thy neck.”
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