- close - at or within a short distance in space or time or having elements near each other; "close to noon"; "how close are we to town?"; "a close formation of ships"
Antonyms: distant, away, deep, extreme, far-flung, out-of-town, yonder, yon, nonadjacent
- close - close in relevance or relationship; "a close family"; "we are all...in close sympathy with..."; "close kin"; "a close resemblance"
Antonyms: distant, faraway, loosely knit, remote, removed, ulterior
- near, close - not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances; "near neighbors"; "in the near future"; "they are near equals"; "his nearest approach to success"; "a very near thing"; "a near hit by the bomb"; "she was near tears"; "she was close to tears"; "had a close call"
- close - rigorously attentive; strict and thorough; "close supervision"; "paid close attention"; "a close study"; "kept a close watch on expenditures"
Antonym: careless (indirect, via careful)
- close, faithful - marked by fidelity to an original; "a close translation"; "a faithful copy of the portrait"; "a faithful rendering of the observed facts"
Antonym: inaccurate (indirect, via accurate)
- close, tight - (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched; "a close contest"; "a close election"; "a tight game"
Antonym: unequal (indirect, via equal)
- close, confining - crowded; "close quarters"
Antonym: unconfined (indirect, via confined)
- airless, close, stuffy, unaired - lacking fresh air; "a dusty airless attic"; "the dreadfully close atmosphere"; "hot and stuffy and the air was blue with smoke"
Antonym: ventilated (indirect, via unventilated)
- close, tight - of textiles; "a close weave"; "smooth percale with a very tight weave"
Antonym: coarse (indirect, via fine)
- close - strictly confined or guarded; "kept under close custody"
Antonym: unrestrained (indirect, via restrained)
- close - confined to specific persons; "a close secret"
Antonym: public (indirect, via private)
- close, snug, close-fitting - fitting closely but comfortably; "a close fit"
Antonym: loose (indirect, via tight)
- close - used of hair or haircuts; "a close military haircut"
Antonym: long (indirect, via short)
- cheeseparing, close, near, penny-pinching - giving or spending with reluctance; "our cheeseparing administration"; "very close (or near) with his money"; "a penny-pinching miserly old man"
Antonym: generous (indirect, via stingy)
- close, closelipped, closemouthed, secretive, tightlipped - inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information; "although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it"
Antonyms: communicative, communicatory (indirect, via uncommunicative)
- nearer, nigher, closer - (comparative of `near' or `close') within a shorter distance; "come closer, my dear!"; "they drew nearer"; "getting nearer to the true explanation"
- closer - a person who closes something; "whoever is the closer has to turn out the lights and lock up"
--1 is a kind of person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, human, soul
Derived form: verb close1
- closer, finisher - (baseball) a relief pitcher who can protect a lead in the last inning or two of the game
--2 is a kind of reliever, relief pitcher, fireman
--2 has particulars: slammer