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Entry Word: close
Function: adjective
Text: 1 having little space between items or parts <the soldiers marched in close formation against the enemy>
Synonyms compact, crowded, dense, jam-packed, packed, serried, thick, tight
Related Words airtight, snug; compacted, compressed, condensed; firm, hard, solid; impenetrable, impermeable, impervious
Near Antonyms commodious, roomy, spacious
Antonyms loose, uncrowded
2 not being distant in time, space, or significance <my birthday is close to Christmas> <a shopping mall that is very close to the highway> <these words are close synonyms>
Synonyms immediate, near, nearby, neighboring, next-door, nigh
Related Words abutting, adjacent, adjoining, bordering, contiguous; approaching, coming, forthcoming, oncoming, upcoming; accessible, convenient, handy
Phrases at hand
Near Antonyms divorced, removed, separated
Antonyms away, distant, far, faraway, far-off, remote
3 showing little difference in the standing of the competitors <the election results were so close that the votes had to be recounted>
Synonyms narrow, nip and tuck, tight
Related Words crowded
4 closely acquainted <close friends> -- see FAMILIAR 1
5 given to keeping one's activities hidden from public observation or knowledge <she was as close as a stone> -- see SECRETIVE
6 giving or sharing as little as possible <folks who are very close when charity calls> -- see STINGY 1
7 lacking fresh air <a room with an uncomfortably close atmosphere> -- see STUFFY 1
8 meeting the highest standard of accuracy <a close study of the item> -- see PRECISE 1