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Definition of nigh adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    nigh

     adverb
    adverb
    BrE BrE//naɪ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//naɪ//
     
     
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  1. 1nigh on (old-fashioned) almost; nearly They've lived in that house for nigh on 30 years. see also well-nigh
  2. 2(old use or literary) near Winter was drawing nigh.
  3. Word Origin Old English nēh, nēah, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch na, German nah. Compare with near.
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