adjective, nigh·er, nigh·est.
verb (used with or without object)
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Origin of nigh
OTHER WORDS FROM nighun·nigh, adjective
Words nearby nigh
Example sentences from the Web for nigher
What do you say to three hundred acres—over three hundred, nigher to four perhaps?Fenton's Quest|M. E. Braddon
There may you see their sign, a gilt sheep and a lambkin; a brace of wolves sucking their dam would be nigher the mark.The Cloister and the Hearth|Charles Reade
My pappy was sol' as a twelve year old, but he always said he was nigher twenty.Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves|Work Projects Administration
Then the watchman's call is silent, and the growling and wailing of the forest folk comes nigher and nigher.Margery [Gred], Complete|Georg Ebers
It seems to me that she might, by merely sitting quietly at his side, saying little and looking less, get nigher his heart.Jane Eyre|Charlotte Bronte