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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 To

Sentences with close-to


1. Noun Phrase
Try to keep the bar as close to your body as possible.

2. Noun Phrase
Get as close to the Polaroid as possible with your digital camera and take a picture.

3. Noun Phrase
The unit will need to be positioned close to an electrical and phone jack.

4. Noun Phrase
Keep your elbows close to your ribs.

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. close

adjective. ['ˈkloʊs, ˈkloʊz'] not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances.

Synonyms

  • hot
  • near
  • warm
  • distance
  • nigh
  • nearby

Antonyms

  • mediacy
  • slow
  • ultimate
  • future

Etymology

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

10. close

adjective. ['ˈkloʊs, ˈkloʊz'] rigorously attentive; strict and thorough.

Antonyms

  • mediate

Etymology

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