English Synonyms and Antonyms
Adjacent farms may not be connected; if adjoining, they meet at the boundary-line. Conterminous would imply that their dimensions were exactly equal on the side where they adjoin. Contiguous may be used for either adjacent or adjoining. Abutting refers rather to the end of one building or estate than to the neighborhood of another. Buildings may be adjacent or adjoining that are not attached. Near is a relative word, places being called near upon the railroad which would elsewhere be deemed remote. Neighboring always implies such proximity that the inhabitants may be neighbors. Next views some object as the nearest of several or many; next neighbor implies a neighborhood.
The farm was adjacent to the village.
near, close, nighadjective
not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances
"near neighbors"; "in the near future"; "they are near equals"; "his nearest approach to success"; "a very near thing"; "a near hit by the bomb"; "she was near tears"; "she was close to tears"; "had a close call"
near(a), good, closemouthed, snug, cheeseparing, tight, penny-pinching, stuffy, faithful, airless, close-fitting, close, tightlipped, confining, approximate, near, nigh(a), unaired, secretive, dear, skinny, closelipped
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"
near, nigh, closeadverb
near in time or place or relationship
"as the wedding day drew near"; "stood near the door"; "don't shoot until they come near"; "getting near to the true explanation"; "her mother is always near"; "The end draws nigh"; "the bullet didn't come close"; "don't get too close to the fire"
about, almost, most, nearly, near, nigh, virtually, well-nighadverb
(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"
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How to use nigh in a sentence?
It was darn nigh impossible for women in rock in the 70s. There wasn't a mold if you were a woman and you were in the entertainment in the 70s. You were probably a disco diva or a folk singer, or simply ornamental. Radio would play only one woman per hour.
Even at our birth, death does but stand aside a little. And every day he looks towards us and muses somewhat to himself whether that day or the next he will draw nigh.
Finding planets at this stage in their life is extremely hard and essentially boils down to finding enough evidence to show that only a planet could cause what we see, this is because the planets are still surrounded by gas and dust which is flowing on to them to form their atmospheres and trying to pierce through this surrounding material is nigh on impossible.
That said, if China's on the ground and is heavily armed, then it is going to be nigh on impossible for anyone to challenge or remove it, so international law is moot on this one.
If everyone were clothed with integrity, if every heart were just, frank, kindly, the other virtues would be well-nigh useless, since their chief purpose is to make us bear with patience the injustice of our fellows.
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- доближавам се, приближавам сеBulgarian
- nah bei, beinahe, nahe, nahezuGerman
- cerca, cercanoSpanish
- نزدیک, نزدیک شدنPersian
- lähestyä, lähes, lähelläFinnish
- proche, s'approcherFrench
- arti, šaliaLithuanian
- dichtbij, nabij, naderbijDutch
- blisko, bliskiPolish
- возле, близиться, близко, ближний, близкий, рядом, приближаться, почти, около, приблизительноRussian
- u blizini, blizuSerbo-Croatian
- när, närpå, nära, närma, nästanSwedish
- neredeyse, yaklaşmak, yakınTurkish
- ở gầnVietnamese
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