Definition of close to
1 : almost or nearly They spent close to half a million dollars on the project. Our company employs close to a thousand workers. I haven't seen her in close to a year.
2 British : from a short distance : close up She's even more beautiful when seen close to.
Word by Word Definitions
: 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
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