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Meaning of "close" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CLOSE

From Old French clos close, enclosed, from Latin clausus shut up, from claudere to close.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CLOSE

close  [kləʊs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CLOSE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Close can act as an adjective and an adverb.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES CLOSE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of close in the English dictionary

The first definition of close in the dictionary is near in space or time; in proximity. Other definition of close is having the parts near together; dense. Close is also down or near to the surface; short.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CLOSE


acaulose
əkɔːˈləʊs
ankylose
ˈæŋkɪˌləʊs
filose
ˈfaɪləʊs
granulose
ˈɡrænjʊˌləʊs
lignocellulose
ˌlɪɡnəʊˈsɛljʊˌləʊs
methylcellulose
ˌmiːθaɪlˈsɛljʊləʊs
nitrocellulose
ˌnaɪtrəʊˈsɛljʊˌləʊs
papillose
ˈpæpɪˌləʊs
papulose
ˈpæpjʊˌləʊs
radiculose
rəˈdɪkjʊˌləʊs
sabulose
ˈsæbjʊləʊs
siliculose
sɪˈlɪkjʊˌləʊs
sucralose
ˈsuːkrəˌləʊs
surculose
ˈsɜːkjʊˌləʊs
trehalose
ˈtriːhəˌləʊs
tuberculose
tjʊˈbɜːkjʊˌləʊs
tubulose
ˈtjuːbjʊˌləʊs
tumulose
ˈtjuːmjʊləʊs
up-close
ʌpˈkləʊs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CLOSE

closable
close call
close combat
close company
close corporation
close down
close harmony
close in
close one´s eyes
close out
close position
close punctuation
close quarters
close ranks
close season
close shave
close the book on
close the books
close to the bone
close to the wind

WORDS THAT END LIKE CLOSE

alpha-cellulose
amylose
callose
cellulose
chloralose
disclose
eclose
enclose
foreclose
hemicellulose
inclose
levulose
lose
pilose
plumulose
reclose
run close
upclose
venulose
xylose

Synonyms and antonyms of close in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CLOSE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «close» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of close

Translation of «close» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CLOSE

Find out the translation of close to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of close from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «close» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

近的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cercano
570 millions of speakers

English

close
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

करीब
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

قَرِيب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

близкий
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

perto
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ঘনিষ্ঠ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

proche
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tutup
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

nahe
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

近い
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

가까운
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Cedhak
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

gần
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நெருக்கமான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बंद
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kapat
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

vicino a
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zamknięty
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

близький
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

apropiat
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κοντινός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Close
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

nära
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

nær
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of close

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CLOSE»

The term «close» is very widely used and occupies the 447 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CLOSE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «close» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «close» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about close

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10 QUOTES WITH «CLOSE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word close.
1
Diane Ackerman
Because we can't escape our ancient hunger to live close to nature, we encircle the house with lawns and gardens, install picture windows, adopt pets and Boston ferns, and scent everything that touches our lives.
2
Kingsley Amis
Outside every fat man there was an even fatter man trying to close in.
3
Scott Anderson
The modern Middle East was largely created by the British. It was they who carried the Allied war effort in the region during World War I and who, at its close, principally fashioned its peace. It was a peace presaged by the nickname given the region by covetous British leaders in wartime: 'The Great Loot.'
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Bob Barr
MoveOn loves government. It remains enamored of government spending as fuel for its liberal agenda; and anything that threatens to close that spigot in any degree is perceived as a dire threat - worthy of Chicken-Little warnings that the sky is going to fall.
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Justin Bartha
I love watching old movies, reading and having some good meals. I have a very close group of friends and family. I try to spend time with the ones that I love and work as hard as possible.
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Eleanor Catton
One of the things I really like about Victorian novels is the close anatomisation of character. People's gestures and mannerisms and the quality of their thought is very closely identified and analysed.
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David Chipperfield
If you look at a building by Mies van der Rohe, it might look very simple, but up close, the sheer quality of construction, materials and thought are inspirational.
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Justin Chon
I don't think I'm a star. I just love to act. I'm not thinking I'm even close to where I want to be.
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Leonard Cohen
We're always experiencing joy or sadness. But there are lots of people who've closed down. And there are times in one's life when one has to close down just to regroup.
10
Enrico Colantoni
I'd make a lousy cop. I'd just wear it too close to my skin and wouldn't survive. I'll stick to acting.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CLOSE»

Discover the use of close in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to close and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close: A Novel
Jonathan Safran Foer follows his best-selling debut novel, Everything Is Illuminated, with an unexpectedly hilarious and affecting story about New York City in the period following September 11 Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close recasts ...
Jonathan Safran Foer, 2013
2
Danger Close
Danger Close provides a fascinating look at a dedicated, courageous, innovative, and often misunderstood and misused group of military professionals.
Steve Call, 2010
3
Chuck Close
Provides an assessment of the American artist's work
Robert Storr, 1998
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Attachment Theory and Close Relationships
This volume would be useful to researchers, teachers, and students, as well as clinical psychologists and other mental health practitioners.
Jeffry A. Simpson, William Steven Rholes, 1998
5
Open/close: Windows, Doors, Gates, Loggias, Filters
In this book, all of the elements that mediate between interior and exterior spaces are classified both in terms of construction and design. Each of them is described and dealt With indetail.
Alexander Reichel, Kerstin Schultz, 2010
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Satisfaction in Close Relationships
; This volume presents a range Of Theoretical And Clinical Approaches To Understanding And Promoting relationship satisfaction.
Robert J. Sternberg, Mahzad Hojjat, 1997
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Negotiate to Close: How to Make More Successful Deals
Explains the strategies, tactics, and techniques of negotiation, covering diverse types of negotiation situations, the goals of buyers, the power of taking risks, how to make concessions the smart way, how to negotiate within your own ...
Gary Karrass, 1987
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Close to the Edge: In Search of the Global Hip Hop Generation
An engrossing read and an exhilarating travelogue, this punchy book also asks hard questions about dispossession, racism, poverty and the quest for change through a microphone.
Sujatha Fernandes, 2011
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Close Obsession (The Krinar Chronicles: Volume 2): A Sexy ...
Does Korum love her, or does he only wish to possess her? Read on to find out . . . WARNING: This book contains strong sexual content and explicit language and is not suitable for readers under 18. Word Count: 88,000 "
Anna Zaires, Dima Zales, 2013
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Fast Close: A Guide to Closing the Books Quickly
Praise for Fast Close: A Guide to Closing the Books Quickly "Steve captures the essence of the problems affecting the financial close process within corporations of all sizes; from the period close of subledgers and general ledger through ...
Steven M. Bragg, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CLOSE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term close is used in the context of the following news items.
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Dana White: Jose Aldo 'would've made close to $4 million' to fight …
If Jose Aldo thought his ribs were hurting, that's nothing compared to the sting his bank account is feeling now. The outspoken UFC ... «Yahoo Sports, Jul 15»
2
Hallmark To Close Enfield Warehouse, Eliminate 570 Jobs
ENFIELD — Hallmark will close its 1-million-square-foot Enfield distribution center and eliminate 570 jobs over the next year, ending 63 years ... «Hartford Courant, Jul 15»
3
Close Vic gun law loophole: police
A loophole in Victorian gun laws means criminals can sell nine unlicensed guns in seven days and escape trafficking charges. «9news.com.au, Jul 15»
4
Homeowners near Hollywood sign sue Los Angeles to close
The Homeowners of Beachwood Drive United, as they call themselves, have sued the City of Los Angeles to close the Hollyridge Trail until a ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
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It's time for athletic brands to close the gap on endorsement deals for …
Carli Lloyd's amazing hat trick in a mere 16 minutes defined the US victory over Japan in the World Cup finals on July 5. The performance ... «Quartz, Jul 15»
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Karl Let Kendall Jenner Close Out the Chanel Couture Show
Young Kendall Jenner, still newly emerged from the underbelly of the Kardashian klan, has, with the help of an ill-fitted cream bridal pantsuit ... «Jezebel, Jul 15»
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Montgomery Co. Deputies Say They're Close to Arresting Silver …
Montgomery County sheriff's deputies searched a Silver Spring neighborhood Tuesday for a man accused of threatening his neighbors for five ... «NBC4 Washington, Jul 15»
8
Manchester United close in on signing of Torino defender Matteo …
Manchester United are closing in on the signing of right-sided defender Matteo Darmian after discussions with Italian club Torino reached an ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
9
Hallmark Announces Plans to Close Enfield Distribution Center
Hallmark has announced plans to close its Enfield distribution center as part of a larger consolidation effort. The Enfield location, which ... «NBC Connecticut, Jul 15»
10
Yohan Cabaye close to Crystal Palace move as club agree fee with …
Crystal Palace have agreed a fee with Paris Saint-Germain for Yohan Cabaye and remain hopeful of persuading Swansea to sell Ashley ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Close [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/close>. Feb 2020 ».
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