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1. close

verb. ['ˈkloʊs, ˈkloʊz'] move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut.

Synonyms

  • snap
  • roll up
  • draw
  • bang
  • bung
  • shutter
  • slat
  • seal off
  • seal
  • shut

Antonyms

  • counterfeit
  • meager
  • disadvantageous
  • unfortunate

Etymology

  • clos (French)
  • clausum (Latin)
  • closen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Close At Hand

  • misunderstand
  • vallegrande
  • understand
  • withstand
  • meadowland
  • lefthand
  • unplanned
  • righthand
  • marchand
  • firsthand
  • expand
  • disband
  • bourland
  • unmanned
  • strande
  • strand
  • remand
  • outmanned
  • offhand
  • laband
  • hoiland
  • fernand
  • demand
  • deland
  • command
  • stand
  • spanned
  • scanned
  • planned
  • grande

2. close

adjective. ['ˈkloʊs, ˈkloʊz'] at or within a short distance in space or time or having elements near each other.

Synonyms

  • scalelike
  • adpressed
  • next
  • immediate
  • surrounding
  • imminent
  • walking
  • juxtaposed
  • encompassing
  • nestled
  • proximate
  • ambient
  • contiguous
  • enveloping
  • circumferent
  • hand-to-hand
  • close-hauled
  • close together
  • close set
  • walk-to
  • distance
  • side by side
  • adjacent
  • close-set
  • approximate
  • appressed
  • snuggled
  • impending
  • at hand
  • close at hand

Antonyms

  • past
  • noncomprehensive
  • unconnected
  • farness

Etymology

  • clos (French)
  • clausum (Latin)
  • closen (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. close

adjective. ['ˈkloʊs, ˈkloʊz'] close in relevance or relationship.

Synonyms

  • good
  • intimate
  • dear
  • close-knit
  • approximate
  • familiar
  • near
  • boon
  • buddy-buddy
  • thick
  • closely knit
  • confidential
  • chummy

Antonyms

  • near
  • nearness
  • unrelated
  • exact

Etymology

  • clos (French)
  • clausum (Latin)
  • closen (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. close

verb. ['ˈkloʊs, ˈkloʊz'] become closed.

Synonyms

  • turn
  • shut

Antonyms

  • unhealthful
  • unhealthy
  • nonintellectual

Etymology

  • clos (French)
  • clausum (Latin)
  • closen (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. close

verb. ['ˈkloʊs, ˈkloʊz'] cease to operate or cause to cease operating.

Synonyms

  • withdraw
  • retire
  • shut down
  • close up
  • close down
  • adjourn

Antonyms

  • outside
  • intelligible
  • mild
  • penetrable

Etymology

  • clos (French)
  • clausum (Latin)
  • closen (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. close

adverb. ['ˈkloʊs, ˈkloʊz'] near in time or place or relationship.

Synonyms

  • nigh

Antonyms

  • import
  • natural object

Etymology

  • clos (French)
  • clausum (Latin)
  • closen (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. close

verb. ['ˈkloʊs, ˈkloʊz'] finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.).

Synonyms

  • end

Antonyms

  • open
  • tall

Etymology

  • clos (French)
  • clausum (Latin)
  • closen (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. close

noun. ['ˈkloʊs, ˈkloʊz'] the temporal end; the concluding time.

Synonyms

  • finish
  • stopping point
  • ending
  • last
  • end
  • finis
  • finale

Antonyms

  • beginning
  • undesirability
  • unworthiness
  • badness

Etymology

  • clos (French)
  • clausum (Latin)
  • closen (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. hand

noun. ['ˈhænd'] the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb.

Synonyms

  • right
  • hooks
  • fist
  • right hand
  • vena metacarpus
  • homo
  • arteria digitalis
  • metacarpal vein
  • mitt
  • extremity
  • paw
  • meat hooks
  • metacarpus
  • palm
  • human
  • human being
  • arm
  • ball
  • man
  • digital arteries
  • manus
  • vena intercapitalis
  • metacarpal artery
  • maulers
  • intercapitular vein
  • left
  • thenar
  • clenched fist
  • left hand
  • finger

Antonyms

  • ambidextrous
  • unethical
  • evil
  • unjust

10. hand

verb. ['ˈhænd'] place into the hands or custody of.

Synonyms

  • slip
  • give
  • pass on
  • leave
  • hand over
  • entrust
  • relinquish
  • resign
  • trust
  • release
  • pass
  • fork over
  • transfer
  • render
  • deal
  • confide
  • fork out
  • commit
  • deliver
  • sneak
  • free
  • reach
  • turn over
  • intrust
  • fork up
  • turn in

Antonyms

  • borrow
  • breastfeed
  • starve
  • bottlefeed
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