close to

Definition of close to

  1. 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. 2 British :  from a short distance :  close up <She's even more beautiful when seen close to.>

Word by Word Definitions

closeplay
  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 (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

  1. :  having no openings :  closed

    :  confined or carefully guarded

    :  high

  1. :  in a close position or manner


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