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. nearest, nighest, closest

usage: (superlative of `near' or `close') within the shortest distance; "that was the time he came nearest to death"

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