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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


Translations for nigh

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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

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