What does nigh mean?

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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word nigh.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. near(a), nigh(a)(adverb)

    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"

  3. 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"

  4. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. nigh(Verb)

    To draw nigh (to); to approach; to come near.

  2. nigh(Adverb)

    almost, nearly

    Achieving the summit in a single day is well-nigh impossible.

  3. nigh(Adjective)

    near, close by, almost

    The end is nigh!

  4. nigh(Preposition)

    near; close to

    When the Moon is horned ... is it not ever nigh the Sun?

  5. Origin: neah, neh, from nēhw.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nigh

    not distant or remote in place or time; near

  2. Nigh

    not remote in degree, kindred, circumstances, etc.; closely allied; intimate

  3. Nigh(adj)

    in a situation near in place or time, or in the course of events; near

  4. Nigh(adj)

    almost; nearly; as, he was nigh dead

  5. Nigh

    to draw nigh (to); to approach; to come near

  6. Nigh

    near to; not remote or distant from

  7. Origin: [AS. neh, nh. See Nigh, a.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Nigh

    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.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nigh in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nigh in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Marcus Aurelius Antoninus:

    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.

  2. Francis Bacon:

    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.

  3. James Hardy:

    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.

  4. John Milton:

    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.

  5. Ahmed Moosa:

    I have always had doubts about the Saudi family. I always suspected that they are hypocrites and this is now confirmed with what they are doing with this Un-Islamic blockade. These Saudis are from the stock of desert Arabs and are no different from the time of the Messenger of Allâh. Please note I am referring to the leadership known as the Saudi family, not the people of Arabia, which is the proper name of that area mentioned in the Divine Book. Sissi is the same, an enemy of Islam and a hypocrite in the extreme. He is in bed with the yahud and proud of that. He toppled a good man Muhammad Morsi who is a Muslim who I respect. These evil persons do not truly believe in Al-Qur’ân because if they did they would fear the warnings in Allâh’s Book, but because they don’t they do what they want. I quote the following verses from the Divine Book, Al-Qur’ân that I feel are appropriate to these Munafikoon: Surah number 9 ayah 101. “Certain of the desert Arabs round about you are Hypocrites, as well as (desert Arabs) among the Medina folk: they are obstinate in hypocrisy: thou knowest them not: WE (i.e. Allâh) know them: twice shall WE (i.e. Allâh) punish them: and in addition shall they be sent to a grievous penalty.” Surah Munafikoon number 63 ayah 4. “When thou lookest at them, their exteriors please thee; and when they speak thou listenest to their words. They are as (worthless as hollow) pieces of timber propped up, (unable to stand on their own). They think that every cry is against them. They are the enemies; so beware of them. The curse of Allâh be on them! How are they deluded (away from the Truth)!” Surah number 5 verse 32. “On that account: WE (i.e. Allâh) ordained for the Children of Israel that if any one slew a person - unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief In the land - it would be as if he slew the whole people: and if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people. Then although there came to them Our (i.e. Allâh’s) messengers with Clear Signs (ayat) , yet, even after that, many of them continued to commit excesses In the land.” Surah 6 ayah 151. “Say: Come, I (i.e. Muhammad) will rehearse what Allâh hath (really) prohibited you from: join not anything as equal with him; be good to your parents; kill not your children on a plea of want;- WE (i.e. Allâh) provide sustenance for you and for them;- come not nigh to shameful deeds, whether open or secret; take not life, which Allâh hath made sacred, except by way of justice and law: thus doth HE (i.e. Allâh) command you, that ye may learn wisdom.” These Munafikoon are destined for hell because the Saudis are killing believers in Yemen, Sissi is killing them in Egypt etc. Surah 4 ayah 93. “If a person kills a believer intentionally, his recompense is Hell, to abide therein (for ever): and the wrath and the curse of Allâh are upon him, and a dreadful penalty is prepared for him.”

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  • доближавам се, приближавам сеBulgarian
  • nah bei, beinahe, nahe, nahezuGerman
  • κοντάGreek
  • 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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