1. near in space, time, or relation.
2. nearly; almost; (often followed by "on" or "onto").
3. near; approaching.
4. short or direct.
5.(of an animal or vehicle) being on the left side.
6.Archaic . parsimonious; stingy.
–verb (used without object), verb (used with object)
8.Archaic . to approach.
Humanity spent centuries calling out “the end is nigh”. When it did strike, nobody believed it was happening: Life went on.