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'close' - used as an adjective
Synonyms for 'close'
1. at or within a short distance in space or time or having elements near each other
close to noon
how close are we to town?
a close formation of ships
2. close in relevance or relationship
a close family
we are all...in close sympathy with...
close kin
a close resemblance
3. not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances
she was close to tears
had a close call
4. rigorously attentive; strict and thorough
close supervision
paid close attention
a close study
kept a close watch on expenditures
5. marked by fidelity to an original
a close translation
6. (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched
a close contest
a close election
7. crowded
close quarters
8. lacking fresh air
the dreadfully close atmosphere
9. of textiles
a close weave
10. strictly confined or guarded
kept under close custody
11. confined to specific persons
a close secret
12. fitting closely but comfortably
a close fit
13. used of hair or haircuts
a close military haircut
14. giving or spending with reluctance
very close with his money
15. inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information
although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it

'close' - used as a adverb
16. near in time or place or relationship
the bullet didn't come close
don't get too close to the fire
17. in an attentive manner
he remained close on his guard

'close' - used as a noun
18. the temporal end; the concluding time
they were playing better at the close of the season
19. the last section of a communication
20. the concluding part of any performance

'close' - used as a verb
21. cease to operate or cause to cease operating
The owners decided to move and to close the factory
My business closes every night at 8 P.M.
close up the shop
22. complete a business deal, negotiation, or an agreement
We closed on the house on Friday
They closed the deal on the building
23. move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut
Close the door
24. bar access to
Due to the accident, the road had to be closed for several hours
25. finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.)
The meeting was closed with a charge by the chairman of the board
26. draw near
The probe closed with the space station
27. come to a close
The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin
28. become closed
The windows closed with a loud bang
29. come together, as if in an embrace
Her arms closed around her long lost relative
30. unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of
close the circuit
close a wound
close a book
close up an umbrella
31. bring together all the elements or parts of
Management closed ranks
32. engage at close quarters
close with the enemy
33. be priced or listed when trading stops
The stock market closed high this Friday
My new stocks closed at $59 last night
34. cause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop
35. change one's body stance so that the forward shoulder and foot are closer to the intended point of impact
36. fill or stop up
Can you close the cracks with caulking?
37. finish a game in baseball by protecting a lead
The relief pitcher closed with two runs in the second inning

derived forms
1. Close / Plural
closes
2. Close / Past
closed
3. Close / Third Person
closes
4. Close / Present Participle
closing
5. Close / Comparitive
closer
6. Close / Superlative
closest
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Antonym
  • distant
  • open
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