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close to the mark

Definition of close to the mark

  1. :  fairly accurate :  almost correct <Their estimate was pretty close to the mark.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to move so as to bar passage through something

    :  to block against entry or passage

    :  to deny access to

  1. :  a coming or bringing to a conclusion

    :  a conclusion or end in time or existence :  cessation

    :  the concluding passage (as of a speech or play)

  1. :  an enclosed area

    :  the precinct of a cathedral

    :  a narrow passage leading from a street to a court and the houses within or to the common stairway of tenements

  1. :  having no openings :  closed

    :  confined or carefully guarded

    :  high

  1. :  in a close position or manner

  1. :  a boundary land

    :  a conspicuous object serving as a guide for travelers

    :  something (as a line, notch, or fixed object) designed to record position

  1. :  to fix or trace out the bounds or limits of

    :  to plot the course of :  chart

    :  to designate as if by a mark

  1. :  any of various old European units of weight used especially for gold and silver

    :  a unit equal to about eight ounces (248 grams)

    :  a unit of value:

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