1Almost.‘a car weighing nigh on two tons’
well-nigh, almost, nearly, just about, more or less, practically, virtually, all but, as good as, next to, close to, near, to all intents and purposes, approaching, bordering on, verging on, nearing, about
- ‘recovery will be well nigh impossible’
2At or to a short distance away.
- ‘they drew nigh unto the city’
At or to a short distance away from (a place)
- ‘she wanders but seems to remain nigh the sea’
Located a short distance away.
near, adjacent, in close proximity, close at hand, near at hand
- ‘the end is nigh’
Old English nēh, nēah, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch na, German nah. Compare with near.
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