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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.
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.
Not far from; near.
[Middle English neigh, from Old English nēah, nēh.]
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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]
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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]
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|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"|
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كلِمَة قديمَه بِمَعْنى: قَريب
nigh(o.f.) [naɪ] (liter)
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(old, liter) to draw nigh → sich nahen (old, geh) (→ to +dat)
nigh on → nahezu (geh); well nigh impossible → nahezu unmöglich
prep (old, liter) → nahe (+dat)
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a. (close) → prossimo/a, vicino/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
an old word for near. naby كلِمَة قديمَه بِمَعْنى: قَريب близо perto blízko nahe nær πλησίονcerca lähedal قريب lähellä près (de)קרוב पास में, निकट blizu, tik do közel dekat nálægur, nærri vicino, presso 近くに 가까이에 arti, netoli tuvu; tuvumā hampir nabij nærblisko نږدى perto aproape близко, рядом blízko, pri blizu blizu nära ใกล้มาถึง yakın (古語)接近 близько, поруч قريب ở gần (từ cổ) （古）接近，在附近的ˈwell-nigh
nearly; almost. It was well-nigh midnight when he arrived. byna تَقْريبا، على وَشَك почти quase skoro beinahe næsten σχεδόνprácticamente peaaegu تقريبا lähes presqueקרוב लगभग gotovo majdnem hampir næstum, nærri því quasi ほとんど 거의 beveik gandrīz hampir-hampir bijnanesten, nærprawie څه كم quase aproape почти skoro skoraj skoro nästan ใกล้มาถึง hemen hemen, ...kadar 幾近，幾乎 майже تقريباً gần như 几乎
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