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close as in 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"

Synonyms

  • near move towards; near in time or place or relationship; (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances; being on the left side; closely resembling the genuine article; giving or spending with reluctance; with or in a close or intimate relationship; very close in resemblance
  • nigh not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances; being on the left side; near in time or place or relationship; (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished
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close as in in an attentive manner
  • "he remained close on his guard"

Synonyms

  • closely in a close relation or position in time or space; in an attentive manner; in a close manner
  • tight firmly or closely; in an attentive manner; closely constrained or constricted or constricting; pulled or drawn tight; set so close together as to be invulnerable to penetration; pressed tightly together; (used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity; affected by scarcity and expensive to borrow; of such close construction as to be impermeable; of textiles; securely or solidly fixed in place; (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched; very drunk ; exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent; demanding strict attention to rules and procedures; packed closely together
close as in the temporal end
  • "the concluding time"
  • "the stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell"
  • "the market was up at the finish"
  • "they were playing better at the close of the season"

Synonyms

  • stopping point the temporal end
  • finale the closing section of a musical composition ; the temporal end; the concluding part of any performance
  • finis the temporal end; the concluding part of any performance
  • finish come or bring to a finish or an end; finally be or do something; have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; provide with a finish; finish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table; cause to finish a relationship with somebody; a decorative texture or appearance of a surface (or the substance that gives it that appearance); the temporal end; a highly developed state of perfection; the place designated as the end (as of a race or journey); designated event that concludes a contest (especially a race); the downfall of someone (as of persons on one side of a conflict); event whose occurrence ends something; (wine tasting) the taste of a wine on the back of the tongue (as it is swallowed); the act of finishing
  • last most recently; the item at the end; persist for a specified period of time; continue to live and avoid dying; the temporal end; the last or lowest in an ordering or series; a person's dying act; the time at which life ends; a unit of weight equal to 4,000 pounds ; a unit of capacity for grain equal to 80 bushels ; the final stage or concluding parts of an event or occurrence; holding device shaped like a human foot that is used to fashion or repair shoes ; immediately past; coming after all others in time or space or degree or being the only one remaining; occurring at or forming an end or termination; most unlikely or unsuitable; occurring at the time of death; conclusive in a process or progression; highest in extent or degree; not to be altered or undone; lowest in rank or importance
  • conclusion a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration; an intuitive assumption; the temporal end; event whose occurrence ends something; the proposition arrived at by logical reasoning (such as the proposition that must follow from the major and minor premises of a syllogism) ; the act of ending something; a final settlement; the last section of a communication; the act of making up your mind about something
close as in the last section of a communication
  • "in conclusion I want to say..."

Synonyms

  • conclusion a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration; an intuitive assumption; the temporal end; event whose occurrence ends something; the proposition arrived at by logical reasoning (such as the proposition that must follow from the major and minor premises of a syllogism) ; the act of ending something; a final settlement; the last section of a communication; the act of making up your mind about something
  • end have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; bring to an end or halt; be the end of; put an end to; either extremity of something that has length; the point in time at which something ends; the final stage or concluding parts of an event or occurrence; the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it; a final part or section; a final state; the surface at either extremity of a three-dimensional object; (football) the person who plays at one end of the line of scrimmage; a boundary marking the extremities of something; one of two places from which people are communicating to each other; the part you are expected to play; the last section of a communication; a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold ; (American football) a position on the line of scrimmage
  • closing final or ending; the act of closing something ; the last section of a communication; approaching a particular destination; termination of operations; a concluding action
  • ending the end of a word (a suffix or inflectional ending or final morpheme); the act of ending something; the point in time at which something ends; event whose occurrence ends something; the last section of a communication
close as in the concluding part of any performance

    Synonyms

    • finale the closing section of a musical composition ; the temporal end; the concluding part of any performance
    • closing curtain the concluding part of any performance
    • finis the temporal end; the concluding part of any performance
    close as in 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"
    close as in close in relevance or relationship
    • "a close family"
    • "we are all...in close sympathy with..."
    • "close kin"
    • "a close resemblance"
    close as in 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"

    Synonyms

    • near move towards; near in time or place or relationship; (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances; being on the left side; closely resembling the genuine article; giving or spending with reluctance; with or in a close or intimate relationship; very close in resemblance
    • nigh not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances; being on the left side; near in time or place or relationship; (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished
    close as in rigorously attentive
    • "strict and thorough"
    • "close supervision"
    • "paid close attention"
    • "a close study"
    • "kept a close watch on expenditures"
    close as in marked by fidelity to an original
    • "a close translation"
    • "a faithful copy of the portrait"
    • "a faithful rendering of the observed facts"

    Synonyms

    • faithful any loyal and steadfast following ; a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church ; steadfast in affection or allegiance; marked by fidelity to an original; not having sexual relations with anyone except your husband or wife, or your boyfriend or girlfriend
    close as in (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched
    • "a close contest"
    • "a close election"
    • "a tight game"

    Synonyms

    • tight firmly or closely; in an attentive manner; closely constrained or constricted or constricting; pulled or drawn tight; set so close together as to be invulnerable to penetration; pressed tightly together; (used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity; affected by scarcity and expensive to borrow; of such close construction as to be impermeable; of textiles; securely or solidly fixed in place; (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched; very drunk ; exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent; demanding strict attention to rules and procedures; packed closely together
    close as in crowded
    • "close quarters"

    Synonyms

    • confining restricting the scope or freedom of action ; crowded
    close as in lacking fresh air
    • "a dusty airless attic"
    • "the dreadfully close atmosphere"
    • "hot and stuffy and the air was blue with smoke"

    Synonyms

    • airless lacking fresh air
    • stuffy lacking fresh air; excessively conventional and unimaginative and hence dull; affected with a sensation of stoppage or obstruction
    • unaired lacking fresh air
    close as in of textiles
    • "a close weave"
    • "smooth percale with a very tight weave"

    Synonyms

    • tight firmly or closely; in an attentive manner; closely constrained or constricted or constricting; pulled or drawn tight; set so close together as to be invulnerable to penetration; pressed tightly together; (used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity; affected by scarcity and expensive to borrow; of such close construction as to be impermeable; of textiles; securely or solidly fixed in place; (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched; very drunk ; exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent; demanding strict attention to rules and procedures; packed closely together
    close as in strictly confined or guarded
    • "kept under close custody"
    close as in confined to specific persons
    • "a close secret"
    close as in fitting closely but comfortably
    • "a close fit"

    Synonyms

    • snug a small secluded room ; offering safety; fitting closely but comfortably; well and tightly constructed; enjoying or affording comforting warmth and shelter especially in a small space
    • close-fitting fitting closely but comfortably
    close as in used of hair or haircuts
    • "a close military haircut"
    close as in giving or spending with reluctance
    • "our cheeseparing administration"
    • "very close (or near) with his money"
    • "a penny-pinching miserly old man"

    Synonyms

    • cheeseparing giving or spending with reluctance
    • near move towards; near in time or place or relationship; (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances; being on the left side; closely resembling the genuine article; giving or spending with reluctance; with or in a close or intimate relationship; very close in resemblance
    • penny-pinching giving or spending with reluctance; extreme care in spending money
    • skinny confidential information about a topic or person; being very thin; of or relating to or resembling skin ; fitting snugly; giving or spending with reluctance
    close as in inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information
    • "although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it"

    Synonyms

    • closelipped inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information
    • closemouthed inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information
    • secretive inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information
    • tightlipped inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information
    close as in move so that an opening or passage is obstructed
    • "make shut"
    • "Close the door"
    • "shut the window"

    Synonyms

    • shut not open; used especially of mouth or eyes; move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; become closed; prevent from entering
    close as in become closed
    • "The windows closed with a loud bang"

    Synonyms

    • shut not open; used especially of mouth or eyes; move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; become closed; prevent from entering
    close as in 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"

    Synonyms

    • close up very close; cease to operate or cause to cease operating; block passage through; unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of; refuse to talk or stop talking
    • fold bend or lay so that one part covers the other; incorporate a food ingredient into a mixture by repeatedly turning it over without stirring or beating; cease to operate or cause to cease operating; confine in a fold, like sheep ; become folded or folded up; an angular or rounded shape made by folding; a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church ; a geological process that causes a bend in a stratum of rock ; a group of sheep or goats ; a folded part (as in skin or muscle) ; a pen for sheep ; the act of folding
    • shut down cease to operate or cause to cease operating
    • close down cease to operate or cause to cease operating
    close as in finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.)
    • "The meeting was closed with a charge by the chairman of the board"
    close as in come to a close
    • "The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin"

    Synonyms

    • conclude decide by reasoning; bring to a close; reach a conclusion after a discussion or deliberation ; come to a close; reach agreement on
    close as in complete a business deal, negotiation, or an agreement
    • "We closed on the house on Friday"
    • "They closed the deal on the building"
    close as in be priced or listed when trading stops
    • "The stock market closed high this Friday"
    • "My new stocks closed at $59 last night"
    close as in engage at close quarters
    • "close with the enemy"
    close as in cause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop
      close as in change one's body stance so that the forward shoulder and foot are closer to the intended point of impact
        close as in come together, as if in an embrace
        • "Her arms closed around her long lost relative"

        Synonyms

        • come together come together, as if in an embrace
        close as in draw near
        • "The probe closed with the space station"
        close as in bring together all the elements or parts of
        • "Management closed ranks"
        close as in bar access to
        • "Due to the accident, the road had to be closed for several hours"
        close as in fill or stop up
        • "Can you close the cracks with caulking?"

        Synonyms

        • fill up make full, also in a metaphorical sense; become full; fill or stop up; eat until one is sated
        close as in unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of
        • "close the circuit"
        • "close a wound"
        • "close a book"
        • "close up an umbrella"

        Synonyms

        • close up very close; cease to operate or cause to cease operating; block passage through; unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of; refuse to talk or stop talking
        close as in finish a game in baseball by protecting a lead
        • "The relief pitcher closed with two runs in the second inning"

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