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nigh

EN[naɪ] [-aɪ]
US
WNigh
  • Nigh is a surname, and may refer to:
  • George Nigh, Governor of Oklahoma
  • Jane Nigh, American actress
  • William Nigh, American film director, writer, and actor

    Definition of nigh in English Dictionary

  • VerbSGnighsPRnighingPT, PPnighed
    1. To draw nigh (to); to approach; to come near.
      1. night is nighing, death is nighing
      2. nighing his hour
      3. a death-nighing moan
  • AdjectiveCOMnigherCOMmore nighSUPnighestSUPmost nigh
    1. (archaic, poetic) near, close by.
      1. The end is nigh!
    2. Not remote in degree, kindred, circumstances, etc.; closely allied; intimate.
    3. AdverbCOMnigherCOMmore nighSUPnighestSUPmost nigh
      1. Almost, nearly.
        1. Achieving the summit in a single day is, well, nigh impossible. ‎
    4. Preposition
      1. near; close to.
        1. When the Moon is horned ... is it not ever nigh the Sun?
    5. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • "I was borned over there on yon side that there flat-topped mountain, nigh the mouth of Red Creek.
        • And yet through that same flitch of bacon, He in a sack was well nigh taken By the quickhanded farmer's wife, And barely came off with his life.
        • Draw nigh them daimonian! Why so fearest the Argives?
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Adjectives
        • Adverbs
          • Uncomparable adverbs
          • Prepositions
            • Verbs
            Related Links:
            1. en night
            2. en nights
            3. en nightfall
            4. en nightmare
            5. en nightly
            Source: Wiktionary
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            Meaning of nigh for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "nigh" is an adjective. It's also an adverb, more specifically, an uncomparable adverb. It's also a preposition. It's also a verb.
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