- 1. closer, person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul
- usage: a person who closes something; "whoever is the closer has to turn out the lights and lock up"
- 2. closer, finisher, reliever, relief pitcher, fireman
- usage: (baseball) a relief pitcher who can protect a lead in the last inning or two of the game
- 1. close (vs. distant), adjacent, next, side by side(predicate), ambient, appressed, adpressed, approximate, close together(predicate), at hand(predicate), close at hand(predicate), imminent, impendent, impending, at hand(predicate), close at hand(predicate), close-hauled, close-set(prenominal), close set(predicate), contiguous, immediate, encompassing(prenominal), surrounding(prenominal), circumferent, enveloping(prenominal), hand-to-hand, juxtaposed, nestled, snuggled, proximate, scalelike, walk-to(prenominal), walking(prenominal)
- usage: 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 (vs. distant), approximate, near, boon, chummy, buddy-buddy, thick(predicate), close-knit, closely knit, confidential, cozy, dear, good, near, familiar, intimate, intimate
- usage: close in relevance or relationship; "a close family"; "we are all...in close sympathy with..."; "close kin"; "a close resemblance"
- 3. near (vs. far), close, nigh, adjacent, nearby, warm, hot
- usage: 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"
- 4. close, careful (vs. careless)
- usage: rigorously attentive; strict and thorough; "close supervision"; "paid close attention"; "a close study"; "kept a close watch on expenditures"
- 5. close, faithful, accurate (vs. inaccurate)
- usage: marked by fidelity to an original; "a close translation"; "a faithful copy of the portrait"; "a faithful rendering of the observed facts"
- 6. close, tight, equal (vs. unequal)
- usage: (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched; "a close contest"; "a close election"; "a tight game"
- 7. close, confining, confined (vs. unconfined)
- usage: crowded; "close quarters"
- 8. airless, close, stuffy, unaired, unventilated (vs. ventilated)
- usage: lacking fresh air; "a dusty airless attic"; "the dreadfully close atmosphere"; "hot and stuffy and the air was blue with smoke"
- 9. close, tight, fine (vs. coarse)
- usage: of textiles; "a close weave"; "smooth percale with a very tight weave"
- 10. close, restrained (vs. unrestrained)
- usage: strictly confined or guarded; "kept under close custody"
- 11. close, private (vs. public)
- usage: confined to specific persons; "a close secret"
- 12. close, snug, close-fitting, tight (vs. loose)
- usage: fitting closely but comfortably; "a close fit"
- 13. close, short (vs. long)
- usage: used of hair or haircuts; "a close military haircut"
- 14. cheeseparing, close, near, penny-pinching, skinny, stingy (vs. generous), ungenerous
- usage: giving or spending with reluctance; "our cheeseparing administration"; "very close (or near) with his money"; "a penny-pinching miserly old man"
- 15. close, closelipped, closemouthed, secretive, tightlipped, uncommunicative (vs. communicative), incommunicative
- usage: inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information; "although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it"
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- 1. nearer, nigher, closer
- usage: (comparative of `near' or `close') within a shorter distance; "come closer, my dear!"; "they drew nearer"; "getting nearer to the true explanation"
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