neigh


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neigh

 (nā)
n.
The long, high-pitched sound made by a horse.
intr.v. neighed, neigh·ing, neighs
To utter the characteristic sound of a horse; whinny.

[From Middle English neighen, to neigh, from Old English hnǣgan, probably of imitative origin.]

neigh

(neɪ)
n
the high-pitched cry of a horse; whinny
vb
1. (intr) to make a neigh or a similar noise
2. (tr) to utter with a sound like a neigh
[Old English hnǣgan; related to Old Saxon hnēgian]

neigh

(neɪ)
n.
1. the complex, high-pitched, snorting sound of a horse.
v.i.
2. to utter such a sound.
[before 1000; Middle English ney(gh)en, Old English hnǣgan, c. Middle Dutch neyen, Old High German hneigen, Old Norse hneggja]

neigh


Past participle: neighed
Gerund: neighing

Imperative
neigh
neigh
Present
I neigh
you neigh
he/she/it neighs
we neigh
you neigh
they neigh
Preterite
I neighed
you neighed
he/she/it neighed
we neighed
you neighed
they neighed
Present Continuous
I am neighing
you are neighing
he/she/it is neighing
we are neighing
you are neighing
they are neighing
Present Perfect
I have neighed
you have neighed
he/she/it has neighed
we have neighed
you have neighed
they have neighed
Past Continuous
I was neighing
you were neighing
he/she/it was neighing
we were neighing
you were neighing
they were neighing
Past Perfect
I had neighed
you had neighed
he/she/it had neighed
we had neighed
you had neighed
they had neighed
Future
I will neigh
you will neigh
he/she/it will neigh
we will neigh
you will neigh
they will neigh
Future Perfect
I will have neighed
you will have neighed
he/she/it will have neighed
we will have neighed
you will have neighed
they will have neighed
Future Continuous
I will be neighing
you will be neighing
he/she/it will be neighing
we will be neighing
you will be neighing
they will be neighing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been neighing
you have been neighing
he/she/it has been neighing
we have been neighing
you have been neighing
they have been neighing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been neighing
you will have been neighing
he/she/it will have been neighing
we will have been neighing
you will have been neighing
they will have been neighing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been neighing
you had been neighing
he/she/it had been neighing
we had been neighing
you had been neighing
they had been neighing
Conditional
I would neigh
you would neigh
he/she/it would neigh
we would neigh
you would neigh
they would neigh
Past Conditional
I would have neighed
you would have neighed
he/she/it would have neighed
we would have neighed
you would have neighed
they would have neighed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.neigh - the characteristic sounds made by a horseneigh - the characteristic sounds made by a horse
cry - the characteristic utterance of an animal; "animal cries filled the night"
Verb1.neigh - make a characteristic sound, of a horse
let loose, let out, utter, emit - express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"
Translations
صَهيليَصْهَل
řehtánířehtat
vrinskevrinsken
hnegghneggja
zviedzienszviegt
rezgetanjerezgetati
kişnemekişnemek

neigh

[neɪ]
A. Nrelincho m
B. VIrelinchar

neigh

[ˈneɪ]
vi [horse] → hennir
nhennissement m
to give a neigh → hennirneighbor states npl (US)États mpl voisins

neigh

viwiehern
nWiehern nt

neigh

[neɪ]
1. vinitrire
2. nnitrito

neigh

(nei) verb
to utter the cry of a horse. They could hear the horses neighing.
noun
such a cry. The horse gave a neigh.
References in classic literature ?
When she saw him at the gate she would neigh with joy, and trot up to him.
Whilst he was speaking the horses began to neigh and snort and plunge wildly, so that the driver had to hold them up.
Longfellow, I believe, is not yet at the Oxbow, else the winged horse would neigh at him.
With a wild neigh of terror the animal fell bodily into the pit, drawing the buggy and its occupants after him.
The horse, with a shrill neigh of terror, shrank sideways almost upon the Belgian, the lion dragged the helpless Arab from his saddle, and the horse leaped back into the trail and fled away toward the west.
But having heard the neigh of the horse, they were so enchanted with the sound, that they tried to imitate it; and, in trying to neigh, they forgot how to sing.
Through the late autumn and the early winter every road and country lane resounded with nakir and trumpet, with the neigh of the war-horse and the clatter of marching men.
On the mountains of Tierra del Fuego, I have more than once seen a guanaco, on being approached, not only neigh and squeal, but prance and leap about in the most ridiculous manner, apparently in defiance as a challenge.
That devilish Iron Horse, whose ear-rending neigh is heard throughout the town, has muddied the Boiling Spring with his foot, and he it is that has browsed off all the woods on Walden shore, that Trojan horse, with a thousand men in his belly, introduced by mercenary Greeks
For especially wicked am I in the morning: at the early hour when the pail rattleth at the well, and horses neigh warmly in grey lanes:--
I should like well to hear them neigh over their hardly earned feed of corn, and see them, with their moist necks freed from the harness, dipping their eager nostrils into the muddy pond.
TRIMMING horses' hooves is neigh bother - but it's trickier dealing with a zebra who's not used to being handled.