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Adjective nigh has 2 senses
- near, nigh - 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"
Antonym: right (indirect, via left)
- nigh - near in space or time
Antonym: far (indirect, via near)
Adverbial nigh has 2 senses
- near, nigh, close - 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"
- about, just about, almost, most, all but, nearly, near, nigh, virtually, well-nigh - (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"