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nigh



Pronunciation: (nī), [key]
adv., adj., nigh•er, nigh•est,
prep., v.


adv.
1. near in space, time, or relation: The time draws nigh.
2. nearly; almost; (often fol. by on or onto): nigh onto twenty years.

adj.
1. near; approaching: Evening is nigh.
2. short or direct: to take the nighest route.
3. (of an animal or vehicle) being on the left side: to be astride the nigh horse.
4. Archaic.parsimonious; stingy.

prep.
near.

v.i., v.t.
Archaic.to approach.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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