Meaning of CLOSE in English


n. 25B6; adjective

the town is close to Leeds : NEAR, adjacent; in the vicinity of, in the neighbourhood of, within reach of; neighbouring, adjoining, abutting, alongside, on the doorstep, a stone's throw away; nearby, at hand, at close quarters; informal within spitting distance; archaic nigh.

flying in close formation : DENSE, compact, tight, close-packed, packed, solid; crowded, cramped, congested.

I was close to tears : NEAR, on the verge of, on the brink of, on the point of.

a very close match : EVENLY MATCHED, even, with nothing to choose between them, neck and neck; informal fifty-fifty, even-steven(s).

close relatives : IMMEDIATE, direct, near.

close friends : INTIMATE, dear, bosom; close-knit, inseparable, attached, devoted, faithful; special, good, best, fast, firm; informal (as) thick as thieves.

a close resemblance : STRONG, marked, distinct, pronounced.

a close examination : CAREFUL, detailed, thorough, minute, searching, painstaking, meticulous, rigorous, scrupulous, conscientious; attentive, focused.

keep a close eye on them : VIGILANT, watchful, keen, alert.

a close translation : STRICT, faithful, exact, precise, literal; word for word, verbatim.

he's close about his deals : RETICENT, secretive, uncommunicative, unforthcoming, tight-lipped, guarded, evasive.

Sylvie was close with money : MEAN, miserly, niggardly, parsimonious, penny-pinching; informal tight-fisted, stingy, tight.

the weather was close : HUMID, muggy, stuffy, airless, heavy, sticky, sultry, oppressive, stifling.

far, distant, one-sided, slight, loose, generous, fresh.

25B6; noun (Brit.) a small close of houses : CUL-DE-SAC, street, road; courtyard, quadrangle, enclosure.

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