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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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adv : (comparative of `near' or `close') within a shorter
            distance; "come closer, my dear!"; "they drew nearer";
            "getting nearer to the true explanation" [syn: nearer,