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ADVERB (1)

1. (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but;
- Example: "the job is (just) about done"
- Example: "the baby was almost asleep when the alarm sounded"
- Example: "we're almost finished"
- Example: "the car all but ran her down"
- Example: "he nearly fainted"
- Example: "talked for nigh onto 2 hours"
- Example: "the recording is well-nigh perfect"
- Example: "virtually all the parties signed the contract"
- Example: "I was near exhausted by the run"
- Example: "most everyone agrees"
[syn: about, almost, most, nearly, near, nigh, virtually, well-nigh]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Well-nigh \Well"-nigh`\, adv. Almost; nearly. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

well-nigh adv 1: (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but; "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" [syn: about, almost, most, nearly, near, nigh, virtually, well- nigh]