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nigh

 (nī)
adv. nigh·er, nigh·est
1. Near in time, place, or relationship: Evening draws nigh.
2. Nearly; almost: It is nigh impossible to get tickets now.
adj. nigher, nighest
1. Being near in time, place, or relationship; close: sick and nigh to death.
2.
a. Being on the left side of an animal or vehicle: pulling hard on the nigh rein.
b. Being the animal or vehicle on the left: the nigh horse.
prep.
Not far from; near.

[Middle English neigh, from Old English nēah, nēh.]

nigh

(naɪ)
adj, adv, prep
an archaic, poetic, or dialect word for near
[Old English nēah, nēh; related to German nah, Old Frisian nei. Compare near, next]

nigh

(naɪ)

adv., adj. nigh•er, nigh•est,
prep., v. adv.
1. near in space, time, or relation.
2. nearly; almost (often fol. by on or onto).
adj.
3. near; approaching.
4. short or direct.
5. (of an animal or vehicle) being on the left side.
prep.
6. near.
v.i., v.t.
7. Archaic. approach.
[before 900; Middle English nigh(e), neye, Old English nēah, nēh, c. Old Frisian nēi, nī, Old Saxon, Old High German nāh (German nahe), Old Norse nā-, Gothic nehwa; compare near, next]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.nigh - 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"
2.nigh - 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"
left - being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the west when facing north; "my left hand"; "left center field"; "the left bank of a river is bank on your left side when you are facing downstream"
Adv.1.nigh - 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"
2.nigh - (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

adverb
1. almost, about, nearly, close to, practically, approximately Accurate earthquake prediction is well nigh impossible.
adjective
1. near, next, close, imminent, impending, at hand, upcoming The end of the world is nigh.

nigh

adverb
To a point near in time, space, or relation:
adjective
Translations
كلِمَة قديمَه بِمَعْنى: قَريب
blízko
nær
nálægur, nærri
tuvutuvumā

nigh

(o.f.) [naɪ] (liter)
A. ADJ (= imminent) → próximo, cercano
the end is nighel final se avecina or está muy próximo
B. ADV
1. (= near) → cerca
when winter draws nighcuando se acerca el invierno
2. nigh on (= nearly) → casi
it's nigh on finishedestá casi terminado

nigh

adj (old, liter)nahe; the end (of the world) is nighdas Ende der Welt ist nah
adv
(old, liter) to draw nighsich nahen (old, geh) (→ to +dat)
nigh onnahezu (geh); well nigh impossiblenahezu unmöglich
prep (old, liter)nahe (+dat)

nigh

[naɪ] (old)
1. adv
a. (close) → prossimo/a, vicino/a
b. well nigh (virtually) → praticamente
it's well nigh impossible → è praticamente impossibile
2. prep nigh on (nearly) → quasi
he is nigh on forty → ha quasi quarant'anni

nigh

(nai) adverb
an old word for near.
ˈwell-nigh
nearly; almost. It was well-nigh midnight when he arrived.