well–nigh

play
adverb \ˈwel-ˈnī\

Definition of well–nigh

  1. :  almost, nearly well–nigh impossible

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of well–nigh

before 12th century


WELL–NIGH Defined for English Language Learners

well–nigh

play
adverb \ˈwel-ˈnī\

Definition of well–nigh for English Language Learners

  • : almost or nearly


WELL–NIGH Defined for Kids

well–nigh

play
adverb \ˈwel-ˈnī\

Definition of well–nigh for Students

  1. :  almost


Learn More about well–nigh


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up well–nigh? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to cast off or become cast off

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ