Definition - nigh

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nigh
  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"
  2. not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances;
  3. 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"

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