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Definition 1: not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where nigh or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for nigh in the sense of this definition

(nigh is similar to ...) near or close to but not necessarily touching

"lands adjacent to the mountains" "New York and adjacent cities"

(nigh is similar to ...) close at hand

"the nearby towns" "concentrated his study on the nearby planet Venus"

(nigh is similar to ...) of a seeker; near to the object sought

"you're getting warm" "hot on the trail"

(nigh is similar to ...) of a seeker; very near to the object sought

"you are hot"

(... are attributes of nigh) the property created by the space between two objects or points

Definition 2: near in time or place or relationship - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where nigh or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for nigh in the sense of this definition

Definition 3: (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where nigh or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for nigh in the sense of this definition

Definition 4: being on the left side - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where nigh or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the near or nigh horse is the one on the left
  • the animal's left side is its near or nigh side

Synonyms for nigh in the sense of this definition

(nigh is similar to ...) being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the west when facing north

"my left hand" "left center field" "the left bank of a river is bank on your left side when you are facing downstream"

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