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 ?
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.
The cab-horse was about to reply when suddenly he gave a start and a neigh of terror and stood trembling like a leaf.
When she saw him at the gate she would neigh with joy, and trot up to him.
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.
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.
Attracted by the horses, lions roared about the boma, and to their hideous din was added the shrill neighs of the terror-stricken beasts they hunted.
The horses shrilled their neighs of terror as they lay back upon their halter ropes in their mad endeavors to break loose.
Actor Bill Nighy "When I appear in public, people expect me to neigh, grind my teeth, paw the ground and swish my tail - none of which is easy.
TER TERROR ATTACK BERYL BETTERIDGE: When I was at the TT concert in Newcastle the other week I remember it crossing my mind that it would be an easy target for a terrorist attack,shocked today and deeply saddened by the loss of lives of these innocent young children and families RE WALES TO BASK IN MINI HEATWAVE AS TEMPERATURES SOAR TO 28C BETH MBABAALI: Best get the umbrella out then as usually when they promise this they mean it will rain non stop AMY PATRICIA KELLY: We will see when it happens RE MUM HAILS NEIGH.
8DA YESTERDAY'S SOLUTIONS WEE THINKER ACROSS: 7 Pair off 9 Notch 10 Rarer 11 Eternal 12 Ant 13 Decrepit 16 Iolanthe 17 Tat 19 Rebecca 21 Greer 22 So far 23 Termini DOWN: 1 Spartan 2 Libretto 3 Hour 4 Antecede 5 Stan 6 Child 8 French toast 13 Dead cert 14 Intrepid 15 Starlit 18 Brass 20 Buff 21 Girl QUICKIE ACROSS: 1 Loose covers 8 Mop 9 Eat 11 One-time 12 Neigh 13 Den 14 Nor 15 Stately 17 Lob 19 Ease 21 Used 23 Lots 25 Also 27 Hub 29 Bigoted 31 Act 34 Bra 36 Prawn 37 Diagram 38 Tax 39 Are 40 Mirror image DOWN: 1 Lone 2 Open 3 Skittle 4 Create 5 Vinyl 6 Rein 7 Sago 8 Model 10 Three 16 Yet 18 Bus 20 Ash 22 Sob 24 Overarm 25 Adapt 26 Border 28 Blame 30 Inner 32 Cram 33 Taxi 34 Brag 35 Rare
One respondent's TV set was struck by lightning, while another had their phone gobbled by a horse - and that's NEIGH joke.