Definition of nigh in English:


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Pronunciation: /nʌɪ

adverb , preposition , & adjective

  • 1 archaic or • literary Near: [as adjective]: the end is nigh [as adverb]: they drew nigh unto the city
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    • Thus, my look and in depth coverage of Roman cuisine draws nigh to a close.
    • I suppose time will tell what happens as the date draws nigh.
    • But with Election Day drawing nigh once more, guess who is promising what once again?


Old English nēh, nēah, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch na, German nah. Compare with near.

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