(adjective, verb, adverb, preposition)


1. not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances

Similar word(s): adjacent, nearby, warm, hot, close, near

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

Similar word(s): left, near

Sentences with nigh as an adjective:

- The end is nigh!


1. near in time or place or relationship

- The end draws nigh

Similar word(s): close, near

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

Similar word(s): about, almost, most, near, nearly, virtually

Sentences with nigh as an adverb:

- Achieving the summit in a single day is, well, nigh impossible.


1. near; close to

- When the Moon is horned ... is it not ever nigh the Sun?


1. To draw nigh (to); to approach; to come near.

- night is nighing, death is nighing

- nighing his hour

- a death-nighing moan