- (a.) In a situation near in place or time, or in the course of events; near.
- (a.) Almost; nearly; as, he was nigh dead.
- (prep.) Near to; not remote or distant from.
- (superl.) Not distant or remote in place or time; near.
- (superl.) Not remote in degree, kindred, circumstances, etc.; closely allied; intimate.
- (v. t. & i.) To draw nigh (to); to approach; to come near.