Definitions for nighnaɪ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
nighnaɪ(adv.; adj.; prep.; v.)nigh•er, nigh•est
(adv.)near in space, time, or relation.
Category: Common Vocabulary
nearly; almost (often fol. by on or onto).
short or direct.
(of an animal or vehicle) being on the left side.
Origin of nigh:
bef. 900; ME nigh(e), neye, OE nēah, nēh, c. OFris nēi, nī, OS, OHG nāh (G nahe), ON nā-, Go nehwa; cf. near , next
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
Translations for nigh
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an old word for near.
- كلِمَة قديمَه بِمَعْنى: قَريبArabic
- pertoPortuguese (BR)
- près (de)French
- पास में, निकटHindi
- blizu, tik doCroatian
- nálægur, nærriIcelandic
- vicino, pressoItalian
- arti, netoliLithuanian
- tuvu; tuvumāLatvian
- nær (ved)Norwegian
- близко, рядомRussian
- blízko, priSlovak
- (古語)接近Chinese (Trad.)
- близько, поручUkrainian
- ở gần (từ cổ)Vietnamese
- （古）接近，在附近的Chinese (Simp.)
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