Adjective Definition


1.Definition: (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched

"A close contest", "A close election"

Related Adjective(s):tight

2.Definition: 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"

3.Definition: close in relevance or relationship

"A close family", "We are close sympathy with...", "Close kin", "A close resemblance"

4.Definition: confined to specific persons

"A close secret"

5.Definition: crowded

"Close quarters"

Related Adjective(s):confining

6.Definition: fitting closely but comfortably

"A close fit"

Related Adjective(s):snug

7.Definition: giving or spending with reluctance

"Very close (or near) with his money"

Related Adjective(s):cheeseparing, near, skinny

8.Definition: inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information

"Although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it"

Related Adjective(s):closelipped, closemouthed, secretive, tightlipped

9.Definition: lacking fresh air

"The dreadfully close atmosphere"

Related Adjective(s):airless, stuffy, unaired

10.Definition: marked by fidelity to an original

"A close translation"

Related Adjective(s):faithful

11.Definition: not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances

"She was close to tears", "Had a close call"

Related Adjective(s):near, nigh

12.Definition: of textiles

"A close weave"

Related Adjective(s):tight

13.Definition: rigorously attentive; strict and thorough

"Close supervision", "Paid close attention", "A close study", "Kept a close watch on expenditures"

14.Definition: strictly confined or guarded

"Kept under close custody"

15.Definition: used of hair or haircuts

"A close military haircut"

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