HyperDic: nigh

English > 4 senses of the word nigh:
ADVERBallnigh, near, closenear in time or place or relationship
allnigh, about, almost, most, nearly, near, virtually, well-nigh(of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished
ADJECTIVEallnigh, near, closenot far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances
allnigh, nearbeing on the left side
nigh > pronunciation
Soundsnay'
RhymesBrunei ... Sinai: 8 rhymes with nay...
English > nigh: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaningnot far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances.
Synonymsnear, close
Attribute ofdistanceThe property created by the space between two objects or points
Narroweradjacentnear or close to but not necessarily touching
hotOf a seeker
nearbyclose at hand
warmOf a seeker
OppositefarLocated at a great distance in time or space or degree / degree
Spanishcercano, próximo
Catalanproper
English > nigh: 4 senses > adjective 2
MeaningOn the left side.
Examples
  • "the near or nigh horse is the one on the left"
  • "the animal's left side is its near or nigh side"
Synonymnear
BroaderleftBeing or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the west when facing north
English > nigh: 4 senses > adverb 1
Meaningnear in time or place or relationship.
Example "The end draws nigh"
Synonymsnear, close
English > nigh: 4 senses > adverb 2
Meaning(of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but.
Examples
  • "talked for nigh onto 2 hours"
  • "the recording is well-nigh perfect"
Synonymsabout, almost, most, nearly, near, virtually, well-nigh
Spanishaproximadamente, casi, cerca, más, prácticamente, virtualmente
Catalancasi, gairebé, quasi

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