near, close, nigh(adj)
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"
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"
near, nigh, close(adverb)
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"
about, almost, most, nearly, near, nigh, virtually, well-nigh(adverb)
(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"
To draw nigh (to); to approach; to come near.
Achieving the summit in a single day is well-nigh impossible.
near, close by, almost
The end is nigh!
near; close to
When the Moon is horned ... is it not ever nigh the Sun?
Origin: neah, neh, from nēhw.
not distant or remote in place or time; near
not remote in degree, kindred, circumstances, etc.; closely allied; intimate
in a situation near in place or time, or in the course of events; near
almost; nearly; as, he was nigh dead
to draw nigh (to); to approach; to come near
near to; not remote or distant from
Origin: [AS. neh, nh. See Nigh, a.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
nī, adj. near: not distant in place or time: not far off in degree, kindred, &c.: close.—adv. nearly: almost.—prep. near to: not distant from.—adv. Nigh′ly, nearly: within a little.—n. Nigh′ness, the state or quality of being nigh: nearness. [A.S. néah, néh; Dut. na, Ger. nahe.]
The numerical value of nigh in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of nigh in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Be not as one that hath ten thousand years to live death is nigh at hand while thou livest, while thou hast time, be good.
Even at our birth, death does but stand aside a little. And every day he looks towards us and muses somewhat to himself whether that day or the next he will draw nigh.
That said, if China's on the ground and is heavily armed, then it is going to be nigh on impossible for anyone to challenge or remove it, so international law is moot on this one.
Accuse not nature, she hath done her partDo thou but thine, and be not diffidentOf wisdom, she deserts thee not, if thouDismiss not her, when most thou needest her nigh,By attributing overmuch to thingsLess excellent, as thou thyself perceivest.
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- доближавам се, приближавам сеBulgarian
- nah bei, beinahe, nahe, nahezuGerman
- cerca, cercanoSpanish
- نزدیک, نزدیک شدنPersian
- lähestyä, lähes, lähelläFinnish
- proche, s'approcherFrench
- arti, šaliaLithuanian
- dichtbij, nabij, naderbijDutch
- blisko, bliskiPolish
- возле, близиться, близко, ближний, близкий, рядом, приближаться, почти, около, приблизительноRussian
- u blizini, blizuSerbo-Croatian
- när, närpå, nära, närma, nästanSwedish
- neredeyse, yaklaşmak, yakınTurkish
- ở gầnVietnamese
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