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NIGH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does nigh mean? 

NIGH (adjective)
  The adjective NIGH has 2 senses:

1. not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances
2. being on the left side

  Familiarity information: NIGH used as an adjective is rare.


NIGH (adverb)
  The adverb NIGH has 2 senses:

1. near in time or place or relationship
2. (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished

  Familiarity information: NIGH used as an adverb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


NIGH (adjective)


Sense 1nigh [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances

Synonyms:

near; nigh; close

Context examples:

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

Similar:

adjacent (near or close to but not necessarily touching)

nearby (close at hand)

neighboring; neighbouring (situated near one another)

warm (of a seeker; near to the object sought)

hot (of a seeker; very near to the object sought)

Attribute:

distance (the property created by the space between two objects or points)


Sense 2nigh [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Being on the left side

Synonyms:

near; nigh

Context examples:

the near or nigh horse is the one on the left / the animal's left side is its near or nigh side

Similar:

left (being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the west when facing north)


NIGH (adverb)


Sense 1nigh [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Near in time or place or relationship

Synonyms:

close; near; nigh

Context examples:

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


Sense 2nigh [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished

Synonyms:

nearly; just about; almost; all but; well-nigh; virtually; near; nigh; most; about

Context examples:

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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