Definition of close at hand
- I always keep a few tissues close at hand.
- The time for us to leave was close at hand.
: to move so as to bar passage through something
: to block against entry or passage
: to deny access to
: 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)
: an enclosed area
: the precinct (see precinct 2a) of a cathedral
: a narrow passage leading from a street to a court and the houses within or to the common stairway of tenements
: having no openings : closed
: confined or carefully guarded
: in a close position or manner
: the forelimb segment (such as the terminal section of a bird's wing) of a vertebrate higher than the fishes that corresponds to the hand irrespective of its form or functional specialization
: a part serving the function of or resembling a hand: such as
: with the hands rather than by machine
: to touch or manage with the hands
: to lead, guide, or assist with the hand
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