1. [ adjective ] being on the left side
Synonyms: near

"the near or nigh horse is the one on the left" "the animal's left side is its near or nigh side"

Related terms: left
2. [ adverb ] (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished
Synonyms: almost nearly all_but virtually just_about well-nigh most near about

"the job is (just) about done" "the baby was almost asleep" "we're almost finished" "the car all but ran her down" "he nearly fainted" "well-nigh perfect" "virtually everyone"

3. [ adverb ] near in time or place or relationship
Synonyms: near close

"as the wedding day drew near" "stood near the door" "don't shoot until they come near" "getting near to the true explanation" "her mother is always near" "The end draws nigh" "the bullet didn't come close"

4. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 19023
5. [ adjective ] near in space or time
Related terms: near
Similar spelling:   Nish