1.Definition: (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched
"A close contest", "A close election"
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 all...in close sympathy with...", "Close kin", "A close resemblance"
4.Definition: confined to specific persons
"A close secret"
6.Definition: fitting closely but comfortably
"A close fit"
7.Definition: giving or spending with reluctance
"Very close (or near) with his money"
8.Definition: inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information
"Although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it"
9.Definition: lacking fresh air
"The dreadfully close atmosphere"
10.Definition: marked by fidelity to an original
"A close translation"
11.Definition: not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances
"She was close to tears", "Had a close call"
12.Definition: of textiles
"A close weave"
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"