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Adjective: nigh  nI
  1. Not far distant in time, space, degree or circumstances
    "nigh neighbours";
    - near, close
  2. 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";
    - near
Adverb: nigh  nI
  1. Not far away in position, relationship or time
    "The end draws nigh";
    - near, close
  2. (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but
    "talked for nigh onto 2 hours"; "the recording is well-nigh perfect";
    - about, almost, most, nearly, near, virtually, well-nigh, all but

See also: adjacent, distance, hot [informal], left, nearby, warm [informal]

Encyclopedia: Nigh, William