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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Nigh  \Nigh\,  prep. 
  Near  to  not  remote  or  distant  from  ``was  not  this  nigh 
  shore?''  --Shak. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Nigh  \Nigh\,  a.  [Compar.  {Nigher};  superl.  {Nighest},  or 
  {Next}.]  [OE.  nigh,  neigh,  neih,  AS  ne['a]h,  n?h;  akin  to  D. 
  na  adv.,  OS  n[=a]h,  a.,  OHG.  n[=a]h,  G.  nah,  a.,  nach  to 
  after  Icel.  n[=a]  (in  comp.)  nigh,  Goth.  n?hw,  n?hwa,  adv., 
  nigh.  Cf  {Near},  {Neighbor},  {Next}.] 
  1.  Not  distant  or  remote  in  place  or  time;  near 
  The  loud  tumult  shows  the  battle  nigh.  --Prior. 
  2.  Not  remote  in  degree,  kindred,  circumstances,  etc.; 
  closely  allied;  intimate.  ``Nigh  kinsmen.''  --Knolles. 
  Ye  .  .  .  are  made  nigh  by  the  blood  of  Christ. 
  --Eph.  ii  13. 
  Syn:  Near  close  adjacent;  contiguous;  present;  neighboring. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Nigh  \Nigh\,  adv  [AS.  ne['a]h,  n?h.  See  {Nigh},  a.] 
  1.  In  a  situation  near  in  place  or  time,  or  in  the  course  of 
  events;  near 
  He  was  sick,  nigh  unto  death.  --Phil.  ii 
  He  drew  not  nigh  unheard;  the  angel  bright,  Ere  he 
  drew  nigh,  his  radiant  visage  turned.  --Milton. 
  2.  Almost;  nearly;  as  he  was  nigh  dead. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Nigh  \Nigh\,  v.  t.  &  i. 
  To  draw  nigh  (to);  to  approach;  to  come  near  [Obs.]  --Wyclif 
  (Matt.  iii.  2). 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  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"  [syn:  {near(a)},  {nigh(a)}] 
  2:  near  in  space  or  time 
  adv  1:  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"  [syn:  {near},  {close}] 
  2:  (of  actions  or  states)  slightly  short  of  or  not  quite 
  accomplished;  "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";  (`near'  is  used  informally  for  `nearly'  as 
  in  "I  was  near  exhausted  by  the  run";  `most'  is  used 
  informally  for  `almost'  as  in  "most  everybody  agrees") 
  [syn:  {about},  {just  about},  {almost},  {most},  {all  but}, 
  {nearly},  {near},  {virtually},  {well-nigh}] 

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