Neigh
Neigh Neigh (n[=a]), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Neighed} (n[=a]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Neighing}.] [OE. neien, AS. hn[=ae]gan, prob. of imitative origin; cf. MHG. n[=e]gen, Icel. hneggja, gneggja, Sw. gn["a]gga. Cf. {Nag} a horse.] 1. To utter the cry of the horse; to whinny. [1913 Webster]

2. To scoff or sneer; to jeer. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Neighed at his nakedness. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]


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  • neigh — neigh·bor·hood; neigh·bor·less; neigh·bor·li·ness; neigh·bor·ship; neigh·er; neigh; neigh·bor; neigh·bor·ly; …   English syllables

  • neigh — [ neı ] verb intransitive 1. ) to make the high loud sound that a horse makes 2. ) to make a high loud sound like a horse s neigh ╾ neigh noun count …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Neigh — Neigh, n. The cry of a horse; a whinny. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • neigh — [neı] v [: Old English; Origin: hnAgan] if a horse neighs, it makes a long loud noise >neigh[i] n …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • neigh — (v.) O.E. hnægan to neigh, probably of imitative origin (Cf. O.N. gneggja, M.H.G. negen, Fr. hennir, Japanese inanaki). Related: Neighed; neighing. As a noun from 1510s …   Etymology dictionary

  • neigh — ► NOUN ▪ a characteristic high whinnying sound made by a horse. ► VERB ▪ utter a neigh. ORIGIN imitative …   English terms dictionary

  • neigh — [nā] vi. [ME neyen < OE hnægan, akin to MDu neyen, of echoic orig.] to utter the loud, characteristic cry of a horse; whinny n. this cry; a whinny …   English World dictionary

  • neigh — UK [neɪ] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms neigh : present tense I/you/we/they neigh he/she/it neighs present participle neighing past tense neighed past participle neighed 1) to make the high loud sound that a horse makes 2) to make a high… …   English dictionary

  • Neigh — Wikipedia does not have an encyclopedia article for Neigh (search results). You may want to read Wiktionary s entry on neigh instead.wiktionary:Special:Search/neigh …   Wikipedia

  • neigh — intransitive verb Etymology: Middle English neyen, from Old English hnǣgan; akin to Middle High German nēgen to neigh Date: before 12th century to make the prolonged cry of a horse • neigh noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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