Definition of "nigh" [nigh]

  • Near in time, place, or relationship: Evening draws nigh. (adverb)
  • Nearly; almost: talked for nigh onto two hours. (adverb)
  • Being near in time, place, or relationship; close. See Synonyms at close. (adjective)
  • Being on the left side of an animal or vehicle: pulling hard on the nigh rein. (adjective)
  • Being the animal or vehicle on the left: the nigh horse. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "nigh" in a sentence
  • "For those of us currently deluged with work, stretching from one week to another, or simply those who work on many different things, tracking down when an event is happening in nigh impossible."
  • "This is a collaboration between three incredibly talented fantasists, two of whom have done so much work together that they clearly are in nigh-psychic communication with one another."
  • "Thus did God graciously provide for the keeping up of religion among them, and that they might have the word nigh them; yet, blessed be God, we, under the gospel, have it yet nigher, not only"