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English Dictionary: nigher by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
nigher
adv
  1. (comparative of `near' or `close') within a shorter distance; "come closer, my dear!"; "they drew nearer"; "getting nearer to the true explanation"
    Synonym(s): nearer, nigher, closer
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Nigh \Nigh\, a. [Compar. {Nigher}; superl. {Nighest}, or
      {Next}.] [OE. nigh, neigh, neih, AS. ne[a0]h, n[?]h; akin to
      D. na, adv., OS. n[be]h, a., OHG. n[be]h, G. nah, a., nach
      to, after, Icel. n[be] (in comp.) nigh, Goth. n[?]hw,
      n[?]hwa, adv., nigh. Cf. {Near}, {Neighbor}, {Next}.]
      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. [bd]Nigh kinsmen.[b8] --Knolles.
  
                     Ye . . . are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
                                                                              --Eph. ii. 13.
  
      Syn: Near; close; adjacent; contiguous; present; neighboring.
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