Monday, July 5, 2010

word of the day :: nigh


1. near in space, time, or relation: The time draws nigh.
2. nearly; almost (often fol. by on or onto): nigh onto twenty years.

3. near; approaching: Evening is nigh.
4. short or direct: to take the nighest route.
5. (of an animal or vehicle) being on the left side: to be astride the nigh horse.
6. Archaic. parsimonious; stingy.

7. near.

-verb (used without object), verb (used with object)
8. Archaic. to approach.
bef. 900;  ME nigh e ), neye,  OE nēah, nēh,  c. D na,  G nahe, ON nā-,  Goth nehw, nehwa; cf. nearnext

"The ability to express an idea is well nigh as important as the idea itself."
:: Bernard M. Baruch ::

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