Nigh

Definition of Nigh

Pronunciation:
a.1.Not distant or remote in place or time; near.
The loud tumult shows the battle nigh.
- Prior.
2.Not remote in degree, kindred, circumstances, etc.; closely allied; intimate.
Ye . . . are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
- Eph. ii. 13.
adv.1.In a situation near in place or time, or in the course of events; near.
He was sick, nigh unto death.
- Phil. ii. 27.
He drew not nigh unheard; the angel bright,
Ere he drew nigh, his radiant visage turned.
- Milton.
2.Almost; nearly; as, he was nigh dead.
v. t. & i.1.To draw nigh (to); to approach; to come near.
prep.1.Near to; not remote or distant from.

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