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 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"


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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