adjective, nigh·er, nigh·est.
verb (used with or without object)
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Origin of nigh
OTHER WORDS FROM nighun·nigh, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for nigh
Brer Fox, he come nigher en git on de log; Brer Tarrypin aint sayin' nothin'.
Brer Fox still git up nigher en play on de quills; still Brer Tarrypin aint sayin' nothin'.
But as I cannot bring t' fire nigher thee, I mun bring thee nigher to t' fire.Yorkshire Oddities, Incidents and Strange Events|S. Baring-Gould
"I half suspect not," said he, in a low tone, and to hear which she was obliged to draw nigher to where he stood.Barrington|Charles James Lever
Shove in the canoe nigher to the land, Uncas; this sand will take a stamp as easily as the butter of the Jarmans on the Mohawk.The Last of the Mohicans|James Fenimore Cooper