1. [syn: nearest, nighest, closest]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Nigh \Nigh\ (n[imac]), a. [Compar. Nigher (n[imac]"[~e]r);
superl. Nighest, or Next (n[e^]kst).] [OE. nigh, neigh,
neih, AS. ne['a]h, n[=e]h; akin to D. na, adv., OS. n[=a]h,
a., OHG. n[=a]h, G. nah, a., nach to, after, Icel. n[=a] (in
comp.) nigh, Goth. n[=e]hw, n[=e]hwa, adv., nigh. Cf. Near,
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." --Knolles.
Ye . . . are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
--Eph. ii. 13.
Syn: Near; close; adjacent; contiguous; present; neighboring.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adv 1: (superlative of `near' or `close') within the shortest
distance; "that was the time he came nearest to death"
[syn: nearest, nighest, closest]