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close

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of close

  1. an open space wholly or partly enclosed (as by buildings or walls) <a garden in a close at the center of the complex> Synonyms close, courtyard, enclosure (also inclosure), patio, quad, quadrangle, yardRelated Words atrium, galleria, parvis (also parvise), peristyle; forecourt, place, plaza, square; deck, terrace; curtilage




close

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of close




close

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of close

  1. 1 having little space between items or parts <the soldiers marched in close formation against the enemy> Synonyms compact, crowded, dense, jam-packed, packed, serried, thick, tight Related Words crammed, jammed, overcrowded; crushed, massed, pressed, squeezed, wall-to-wall; airtight, snug; compacted, compressed, condensed, congested; firm, hard, solid; impenetrable, impermeable, impervious Near Antonyms commodious, roomy, spacious Antonyms airy, loose, open, uncrowded

  2. 2 not being distant in time, space, or significance <my birthday is close to Christmas> <a shopping mall that is very close to the highway> <these words are close synonyms> Synonyms close-up, immediate, near, nearby, neighboring, next-door, nigh, proximate Related Words abutting, adjacent, adjoining, bordering, contiguous; approaching, coming, forthcoming, oncoming, upcoming; accessible, convenient, handy; close-in, hand-to-hand Phrases at hand, to hand Near Antonyms divorced, removed, separated Antonyms away, deep, distant, far, faraway, far-off, remote

  3. 3 showing little difference in the standing of the competitors <the election results were so close that the votes had to be recounted> Synonyms down-to-the-wire, hairbreadth, narrow, neck and neck, nip and tuck, tight Related Words crowded

  4. 4 closely acquainted <a small wedding ceremony that was limited to close friends> Synonyms bosom, buddy-buddy, chummy, familiar, especial, friendly, inseparable, intimate, inward, near, thick, tightRelated Words clannish, close-knit, tight-knit; affable, boon, companionable, convivial, cordial, genial, gracious, hearty; gregarious, sociable, social; comfortable, cozy, easy, snug; amicable, neighborly; confidential, secretive; adoring, affectionate, dear, devoted, fond, loving, tender, tenderhearted, warmNear Antonyms aloof, antisocial, cold, cool, detached, distant, frosty, remote, reserved, standoffish, unfriendly, unsociable, withdrawnAntonyms distant

  5. 5 given to keeping one's activities hidden from public observation or knowledge <she was as close as a stone when it came to talking about her love life> Synonyms secretive, closemouthed, dark, reticent, tight-mouthed, uncommunicativeRelated Words quiet, reserved, silent, taciturn, tight-lipped; discreet, prudent; clandestine, covert, furtive, hugger-mugger, secret, sneak, sneaky, stealthy, surreptitious, undercover, underhand, underhandedNear Antonyms candid, frank, honest, out-front, up-front; blunt, outspoken, tactlessAntonyms communicative, open

  6. 6 giving or sharing as little as possible <the kind of folks who are very close when charity calls> Synonyms cheap, chintzy, stingy, closefisted, mean, mingy, miserly, niggard, niggardly, parsimonious, penny-pinching, penurious, pinching, pinchpenny, spare, sparing, stinting, tight, tightfisted, uncharitable, ungenerousRelated Words careful, chary, conserving, economical, economizing, frugal, saving, scrimping, skimping, thrifty; acquisitive, avaricious, avid, coveting, covetous, desirous, grasping, greedy, hoggish, itchy, mercenary, rapacious, selfish, shabby, small, sordid; begrudging, envious, grudging, resentful; inhospitableNear Antonyms altruistic, selfless, unselfish; extravagant, free, handsome, lavish, overgenerous, profuse; beneficent, benevolent, hospitable, humanitarian, philanthropic (also philanthropical); compassionate, good-hearted, greathearted, kindly, magnanimous, openhearted; thriftless, unthrifty; dissipating, frittering, prodigal, profligate, spendthrift, splurging, squandering, wasteful, wastingAntonyms bounteous, bountiful, charitable, freehanded, generous, liberal, munificent, openhanded, unsparing, unstinting

  7. 7 lacking fresh air <a small room with an uncomfortably close atmosphere> Synonyms breathless, stuffy, stifling, suffocatingRelated Words airless, unventilated; fuggy; heavy, oppressive, thickNear Antonyms bracing, brisk, invigorating, refreshed, refreshing, restorative, reviving, sweet; ventilatedAntonyms airy, breezy, unstuffy

  8. 8 meeting the highest standard of accuracy <a close analysis of the box-office performance of action movies> Synonyms accurate, precise, delicate, exact, fine, hairline, mathematical, pinpoint, refined, rigorous, spot-onRelated Words correct, right, strict, true; definite, definitive; nice, subtle; careful, fastidious, finical, finicky, meticulousNear Antonyms approximate, round; false, incorrect, untrue, wrong; careless, loose; indefinite, unclear, vague; doubtful, dubious, questionable, unreliable, untrustworthyAntonyms coarse, imprecise, inaccurate, inexact, rough




close

adverb

Synonyms and Antonyms of close

  1. at, within, or to a short distance or time <the stranded passengers drew close for reassurance> Synonyms around, by, near, hard, in, nearby, nighRelated Words hereabouts (or hereabout), hereaway (or hereaways) [dialect], thereabouts (also thereabout); along, alongside; accessibly, conveniently, handily




close

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of close

  1. 1 to position (something) so as to prevent passage through an opening <be sure to close the gate when you leave> Synonyms make [chiefly dialect], shut, steek [chiefly Scottish] Related Words bar, batten (down), bolt, chain, fasten, latch, lock; plug, seal, stopper; secure; bang, clap, slam Near Antonyms unbar, unbolt, unchain, unfasten, unlatch, unlock, unseal Antonyms open

  2. 2 to stop the operations of <the merchant will close the store if business doesn't improve> Synonyms close (down), close out, shut Related Words phase out, turn off; extinguish, quell, suppress; gag, muzzle, silence; fail, fold Near Antonyms build, expand Antonyms open, start

  3. 3 to bring (an event) to a natural or appropriate stopping point <we'll close the assembly with the singing of our national anthem> Synonyms close out, complete, conclude, end, finish, round (off or out), terminate, wind up, wrap up Related Words climax, crown; consummate, perfect; halt, stop, suspend Phrases put paid to [chiefly British], ring down the curtain (on) Antonyms begin, commence, inaugurate, open, start

  4. 4 to come to an end <the services closed with a short prayer> Synonyms break off, break up, cease, conclude, dead-end, determine, die, discontinue, elapse, end, expire, finish, go, halt, lapse, leave off, let up, pass, quit, stop, terminate, wind up, wink (out)Related Words desist (from), lay off (of), refrain (from); give over [British], knock off, pack (up or in); break down, conk (out), cut out, stall; pause, stay, suspend; abate, peter (out), wind downNear Antonyms draw out, extend, prolong, protractAntonyms continue, hang on, persist

  5. 5 to come near or nearer <the two groups closed with each other from opposite sides of the field> Synonyms belly up, approach, close in, come up, draw on, near, nighRelated Words arrive, attain, come, gain, hit, land, make, reach, show up, turn up, waltz up; creep up, sneak up; adjoin, border, touch, vergeNear Antonyms clear out, depart, exit, go, leave, light out, pull out, quit, remove, run away, shove (off), take off, walk outAntonyms back (up or away), recede, retire, retreat, withdraw




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