Definition of nigh:


part of speech: adjective

Near: not distant: not remote in time, etc.: close.

part of speech: adjective

Being near in time or place; as, the hour of his triumph is nigh; adjacent; closely related by blood or friendship; as, nigh relatives; on the left; as, the nigh horse.


part of speech: preposition

Near to; not remote or distant from.

part of speech: preposition

Near to: not distant from.

part of speech: adverb

Near: almost.

part of speech: adverb

Near in time or place; as, they came nigh to us; close by; as, they live nigh here; almost; as, he was nigh starved.

Usage examples for nigh:

  • Put' nigh brekin' huh hea't. "The Strength of Gideon and Other Stories Strength of Gideon; Mammy Peggy's Pride; Viney's Free Papers; The Fruitful Sleeping of The Rev. Elisha Edwards; The Ingrate; The Case of 'Ca'line'; The Finish of Patsy Barnes; One Man's Fortunes; Jim's Probation; U", Paul Laurence Dunbar.
  • And none were very nigh at hand. "Tom Tufton's Travels", Evelyn Everett-Green.
  • Yet was there a sharp comfort that mine own dying did be so nigh "The Night Land", William Hope Hodgson.
  • I'm very nigh killed wi't." "North, South and Over the Sea", M.E. Francis (Mrs. Francis Blundell).

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