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adjective, adverb, & preposition
1literary, archaic Near.[as adjective] ‘the end is nigh’[as adverb] ‘they drew nigh unto the city’near, adjacent, in close proximity, close at hand, near at handView synonyms
2Almost.[as adverb] ‘a car weighing nigh on two tons’well-nigh, almost, nearly, just about, more or less, practically, virtually, all but, as good as, next to, close to, near, to all intents and purposes, approaching, bordering on, verging on, nearing, aboutView synonyms
Old English nēh, nēah, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch na, German nah. Compare with near.
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