Textual thesaurus for "close"

(adj) faithful

marked by fidelity to an original

a close translation; a faithful copy of the portrait; a faithful rendering of the observed facts

(adj) near, nigh

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

(adj) closelipped, closemouthed, tightlipped, secretive

inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information

although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it

(adj) confining


close quarters

(adj) tight

(of a contest or contestants) evenly matched

a close contest; a close election; a tight game

(adj) cheeseparing, near, penny-pinching, skinny

giving or spending with reluctance

our cheeseparing administration; very close (or near) with his money; a penny-pinching miserly old man

(adj) close-fitting, snug

fitting closely but comfortably

a close fit

(adj) tight

of textiles

a close weave; smooth percale with a very tight weave

(adj) airless, unaired, stuffy

lacking fresh air

a dusty airless attic; the dreadfully close atmosphere; hot and stuffy and the air was blue with smoke

(adv) near, nigh

near in time or place or relationship

as the wedding day drew near; stood near the door; don't shoot until they come near; getting near to the true explanation; her mother is always near; The end draws nigh; the bullet didn't come close; don't get too close to the fire

(adv) tight, closely

in an attentive manner

he remained close on his guard

(noun) finale, finis, closing curtain

the concluding part of any performance

(noun) closing, conclusion, end, ending

the last section of a communication

in conclusion I want to say...

(noun) conclusion, finale, finis, finish, last, stopping point

the temporal end; the concluding time

the stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell; the market was up at the finish; they were playing better at the close of the season

(verb) close up

unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of

close the circuit; close a wound; close a book; close up an umbrella

(verb) shut

move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut

Close the door; shut the window

(verb) shut

become closed

The windows closed with a loud bang

(verb) fill up

fill or stop up

Can you close the cracks with caulking?

(verb) come together

come together, as if in an embrace

Her arms closed around her long lost relative

(verb) close down, close up, shut down, fold

cease to operate or cause to cease operating

The owners decided to move and to close the factory; My business closes every night at 8 P.M.; close up the shop

(verb) conclude

come to a close

The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin