Results for nigh

Definitions of nigh:

part of speech: superlative


part of speech: preposition

Near; almost close to.

part of speech: preposition

Near to; not remote or distant from.

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.

part of speech: adjective

Near; not distant or remote in time or place; contiguous; closely allied by blood; close in fellowship.

part of speech: adverb

Near: almost.

part of speech: adjective

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

part of speech: comparative


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 distant from.

part of speech: preposition, adverb


Usage examples for nigh:

  • I run nigh half a mile, an' den I gets ashame' o' myse'f an' stop. "The Voodoo Gold Trail", Walter Walden
  • As for Dent it was well- nigh the first anxiety that he had ever caused her. "The Mettle of the Pasture", James Lane Allen
  • She said dat she wus skeerd nigh ter death. "Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves, North Carolina Narratives, Part 2", Work Projects Administration
  • I reckon I'm nigh on a hundred. "A Little Florida Lady", Dorothy C. Paine
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