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close, nearly, about, adjacent, almost, beside, neighboring, practically

Nearby words

nigger of the narcissus, the, niggerhead, niggle, niggling, nigglingly, nigh, night, night and day, night blindness, night bolt, night coach

Origin of nigh

before 900; Middle English nigh(e), neye, Old English nēah, nēh, cognate with Dutch na, German nahe, Old Norse nā-, Gothic nehw, nehwa; cf. near, next
Related formsun·nigh, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for nigh


/ (naɪ) /

adjective, adverb, preposition

an archaic, poetic, or dialect word for near

Word Origin for nigh

Old English nēah, nēh; related to German nah, Old Frisian nei. Compare near, next
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