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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 nigh /ˈnaɪ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Nigh a. [Compar. Nigher superl. Nighest, or Next ]
 1. Not distant or remote in place or time; near.
    The loud tumult shows the battle nigh.   --Prior.
 2. Not remote in degree, kindred, circumstances, etc.; closely allied; intimate. Nigh kinsmen.”
    Ye . . . are made nigh by the blood of Christ.   --Eph. ii. 13.
 Syn: -- Near; close; adjacent; contiguous; present; neighboring.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Nigh, adv.
 1. In a situation near in place or time, or in the course of events; near.
    He was sick, nigh unto death.   --Phil. ii. 27.
 He drew not nigh unheard; the angel bright,
 Ere he drew nigh, his radiant visage turned.   --Milton.
 2. Almost; nearly; as, he was nigh dead.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Nigh, v. t. & i. To draw nigh (to); to approach; to come near. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Nigh, prep. Near to; not remote or distant from. “was not this nigh shore?”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: being on the left side; "the near or nigh horse is the one
             on the left"; "the animal's left side is its near or
             nigh side" [syn: near(a), nigh(a)]
      2: near in space or time
      adv 1: near in time or place or relationship; "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"; "don't
             get too close to the fire" [syn: near, close]
      2: (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite
         accomplished; `near' is sometimes used informally for
         `nearly' and `most' is sometimes used informally for
         `almost'; "the job is (just) about done"; "the baby was
         almost asleep when the alarm sounded"; "we're almost
         finished"; "the car all but ran her down"; "he nearly
         fainted"; "talked for nigh onto 2 hours"; "the recording
         is well-nigh perfect"; "virtually all the parties signed
         the contract"; "I was near exhausted by the run"; "most
         everyone agrees" [syn: about, just about, almost, most,
          all but, nearly, near, virtually, well-nigh]