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Nigh Nigh (n[imac]), a. [Compar. {Nigher} (n[imac]"[~e]r); superl. {Nighest}, or {Next} (n[e^]kst).] [OE. nigh, neigh, neih, AS. ne['a]h, n[=e]h; akin to D. na, adv., OS. n[=a]h, a., OHG. n[=a]h, G. nah, a., nach to, after, Icel. n[=a] (in comp.) nigh, Goth. n[=e]hw, n[=e]hwa, adv., nigh. Cf. {Near}, {Neighbor}, {Next}.] 1. Not distant or remote in place or time; near. [1913 Webster]

The loud tumult shows the battle nigh. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

2. Not remote in degree, kindred, circumstances, etc.; closely allied; intimate. ``Nigh kinsmen.'' --Knolles. [1913 Webster]

Ye . . . are made nigh by the blood of Christ. --Eph. ii. 13. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Near; close; adjacent; contiguous; present; neighboring. [1913 Webster]


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