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Close vs. Near: Know the Difference

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By Shumaila Saeed || Published on January 21, 2024
'Close' implies a very small distance or high degree of proximity, often with a sense of intimacy or enclosure, while 'near' suggests being at a short distance without implying intimacy.
Close vs. Near

Key Differences

'Close' often conveys a sense of intimacy or direct involvement, like in 'close friends' or 'close quarters.' 'Near,' however, typically refers to physical proximity without necessarily implying a personal or intimate connection, as in 'near the park.'
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In physical terms, 'close' can indicate very little space between objects or people, such as 'standing close to someone.' 'Near' suggests being in the vicinity but not necessarily within a very short distance, like 'living near the city.'
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'Close' is also used to describe nearness in time or in the progress of an event, such as 'close to the deadline.' In contrast, 'near' is less commonly used in this temporal sense. In relationships, 'close' implies a stronger bond than 'near.'
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Figuratively, 'close' can mean nearly accurate or similar, as in 'a close guess.' 'Near' is less often used figuratively and is more straightforward in indicating physical proximity, like 'near the window.'
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In some linguistic contexts, 'close' and 'near' can be interchangeable, but 'close' often carries a stronger or more specific implication, especially in emotional or personal contexts, as opposed to the more general and spatial-focused 'near.'
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Comparison Chart

Proximity

Very small distance, high proximity
Short distance, general proximity
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Emotional Connotation

Implies intimacy or direct involvement
Lacks implication of intimacy
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Temporal Usage

Used to indicate nearness in time
Less common in temporal contexts
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Relationship Strength

Implies stronger bond or connection
Does not imply a strong bond
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Figurative Use

Often used figuratively
Primarily used in literal sense
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Close and Near Definitions

Close

Very near to something or someone.
She stood close to the stage, hoping to get a better view.
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Near

Happening soon.
The holiday season is near.
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Close

Nearly correct or on target.
His answer was close, but not exactly right.
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Near

Similar to something in degree or quality.
His performance was near perfect.
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Close

Being near in space or time. See Usage Note at redundancy.
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Near

To, at, or within a short distance or interval in space or time
Moved the table nearer to the wall.
As graduation draws near.
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Close

Being near in relationship
Close relatives.
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Near

Just about; almost; nearly
Was near exhausted from the climb.
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Close

Bound by mutual interests, loyalties, or affections; intimate
Close friends.
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Near

With or in a close relationship
It turns out we are near related.
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Close

Having little or no space between elements or parts; tight and compact
A close weave.
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Near

Close in time, space, position, or degree
Near neighbors.
Near equals.
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Close

Being near the surface; short
A close haircut.
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Near

Closely related by kinship or association; intimate
A near relative.
A near and dear friend.
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Close

Being on the brink of
Close to tears.
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Near

Nearly occurring but not actually happening
A near victory.
A near disaster.
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Close

Decided by a narrow margin; almost even
A close election.
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Near

Just barely avoided
A near hit by the incendiary bomb.
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Close

Faithful to the original
A close copy.
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Near

Closely corresponding to or resembling an original
A near likeness.
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Close

Very attentive; rigorous; thorough
A close reading.
Close supervision.
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Near

Closely resembling the genuine article
A dress of near satin.
Near silver beads.
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Close

Shut; closed.
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Near

Closer of two or more
Take the near street and then turn right.
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Close

Shut in; enclosed.
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Near

Being on the left side of an animal or vehicle.
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Close

Confining or narrow; crowded
Close quarters.
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Near

Being the animal or vehicle on the left.
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Close

Fitting tightly
Close garments.
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Near

Short and direct
The nearest route to town.
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Close

Warm and humid or stuffy
Close weather.
A close room.
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Near

(Archaic) Stingy; parsimonious.
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Close

Confined to specific persons or groups
A close secret.
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Near

Close to
An inn near London.
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Close

Strictly confined or guarded
Kept under close custody.
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Near

To come close or closer to
The plane neared the terminal.
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Close

Secretive; reticent
Was close about her personal life.
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Near

To draw near or nearer; approach
As the holiday nears.
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Close

Giving or spending with reluctance; stingy
He is known to be close with his money.
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Near

Physically close.
I can't see near objects very clearly without my glasses.
Stay near at all times.
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Close

Not easily acquired; scarce
Money was close.
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Near

Close in time.
The end is near.
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Close

(Linguistics) Pronounced with the tongue near the palate, as the ee in meet. Used of vowels.
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Near

Closely connected or related.
The deceased man had no near relatives.
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Close

Marked by more rather than less punctuation, especially commas.
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Near

Close to one's interests, affection, etc.; intimate; dear.
A matter of near consequence to me.
A near friend
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Close

To move (a door, for example) so that an opening or passage is covered or obstructed; shut.
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Near

Close to anything followed or imitated; not free, loose, or rambling.
A version near to the original
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Close

To bar access to
Closed the road for repairs.
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Near

So as barely to avoid or pass injury or loss; close; narrow.
A near escape
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Close

To fill or stop up
Closed the cracks with plaster.
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Near

Approximate, almost.
The two words are near synonyms.
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Close

To stop the operations of permanently or temporarily
Closed down the factory.
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Near

On the side nearest to the kerb (the left-hand side if one drives on the left).
The near front wheel came loose.
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Close

To make unavailable for use
Closed the area to development.
Closed the database to further changes.
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Near

(dated) Next to the driver, when he is on foot; (US) on the left of an animal or a team.
The near ox; the near leg
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Close

To bring to an end; terminate
Close a letter.
Close a bank account.
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Near

(obsolete) Immediate; direct; close; short.
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Close

To bring together all the elements or parts of
Management closed ranks and ostracized the troublemaker.
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Near

Stingy; parsimonious.
Don't be near with your pocketbook.
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Close

To join or unite; bring into contact
Close a circuit.
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Near

Within the currently selected segment in a segmented memory architecture.
A near pointer
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Close

To draw or bind together the edges of
Close a wound.
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Near

At or towards a position close in space or time. en
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(Sports) To modify (one's stance), as in baseball or golf, by turning the body so that the forward shoulder and foot are closer to the intended point of impact with the ball.
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Near

Nearly; almost.
He was near unconscious when I found him.
I jumped into the near-freezing water.
I near ruptured myself trying to move the piano.
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Close

To complete the final details or negotiations on
Close a deal.
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Near

Physically close to, in close proximity to.
There are habitable planets orbiting many of the stars near our Sun.
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Close

(Archaic) To enclose on all sides.
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Near

Close to in time.
The voyage was near completion.
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Close

To become shut
The door closed quietly.
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Near

Close to in nature or degree.
His opinions are near the limit of what is acceptable.
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Close

To come to an end; finish
The book closes on a hopeful note.
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Near

(ambitransitive) To come closer to; to approach.
The ship nears the land.
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Close

To reach an agreement; come to terms
We close on the house next week.
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Near

The left side of a horse or of a team of horses pulling a carriage etc.
Off side
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Close

To cease operation
The shop closes at six.
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Near

At a little distance, in place, time, manner, or degree; not remote; nigh.
My wife! my traitress! let her not come near me.
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Close

To be priced or listed at a specified amount when trading ends
Stocks closed higher on Monday.
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Near

Nearly; almost; well-nigh.
Near about the yearly value of the land.
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Close

To engage at close quarters
Closed with the enemy.
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Near

Closely; intimately.
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Close

To draw near
The orbiter closed with the space station in preparation for docking.
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Near

Not far distant in time, place, or degree; not remote; close at hand; adjacent; neighboring; nigh.
He served great Hector, and was ever near,Not with his trumpet only, but his spear.
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Close

To come together
My arms closed around the little child.
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Near

Closely connected or related.
She is thy father's near kinswoman.
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Close

(Baseball) To finish a game by protecting a lead. Used of relief pitchers.
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Near

Close to one's interests, affection, etc.; touching, or affecting intimately; intimate; dear; as, a near friend.
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Close

The act of closing.
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Near

Close to anything followed or imitated; not free, loose, or rambling; as, a version near to the original.
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Close

A conclusion; a finish
The meeting came to a close.
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Near

So as barely to avoid or pass injury or loss; close; narrow{3}; as, a near escape; a near miss.
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Close

(Music) The concluding part of a phrase or theme; a cadence.
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Near

Immediate; direct; close; short.
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Close

(klōs) An enclosed place, especially land surrounding or beside a cathedral or other building.
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Close-fisted; parsimonious.
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Close

(klōs) Chiefly British A narrow way or alley.
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Near

To approach; to come nearer; as, the ship neared the land.
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Close

(Archaic) A fight at close quarters.
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Near

To draw near; to approach.
A speck, a mist, a shape, I wist!And still it neared, and neared.
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Close

In a close position or manner; closely
Stayed close together.
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Near

Move towards;
We were approaching our destination
They are drawing near
The enemy army came nearer and nearer
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Close

(physical) To remove a gap.
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Near

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
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Close

To obstruct (an opening).
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Near

Being on the left side;
The near or nigh horse is the one on the left
The animal's left side is its near or nigh side
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Close

To move so that an opening is closed.
Close the door behind you when you leave.
Jim was listening to headphones with his eyes closed.
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Near

Closely resembling the genuine article;
Near beer
A dress of near satin
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Close

To make (e.g. a gap) smaller.
The runner in second place is closing the gap on the leader.
To close the ranks of an army
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Near

Giving or spending with reluctance;
Our cheeseparing administration
Very close (or near) with his money
A penny-pinching miserly old man
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Close

To move to a position preventing fluid from flowing.
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Near

With or in a close or intimate relationship;
A good friend
My sisters and brothers are near and dear
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Close

To move to a position allowing electricity to flow.
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Near

Very close in resemblance;
Sketched in an approximate likeness
A near likeness
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Close

To grapple; to engage in close combat.
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Near

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
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Close

To finish, to terminate.
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Near

(of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; `near' is sometimes used informally for `nearly' and `most' is sometimes used informally for `almost';
The job is (just) about done
The baby was almost asleep when the alarm sounded
We're almost finished
The car all but ran her down
He nearly fainted
Talked for nigh onto 2 hours
The recording is well-nigh perfect
Virtually all the parties signed the contract
I was near exhausted by the run
Most everyone agrees
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Close

To put an end to; to conclude; to complete; to finish; to consummate.
Close the session;
To close a bargain;
To close a course of instruction
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Near

Not far away in distance.
The bus stop is near my house.
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Close

To come to an end.
The debate closed at six o'clock.
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Near

Very similar to a specified state or quality.
The painting is near completion.
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Close

(marketing) To make a sale.
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Near

Coming close to a destination.
We are nearing the city.
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Close

To make the final outs, usually three, of a game.
He has closed the last two games for his team.
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Close

To terminate an application, window, file or database connection, etc.
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Close

To cancel or reverse (a trading position).
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Close

To come or gather around; to enclose; to encompass; to confine.
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(surveying) To have a vector sum of 0; that is, to form a closed polygon.
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(intransitive) To do the tasks (putting things away, locking doors, etc.) required to prepare a store or other establishment to shut down for the night.
Whoever closed last night forgot to turn off the closet light.
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Close

(Philippines) To turn off; to switch off.
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Close

An end or conclusion.
We owe them our thanks for bringing the project to a successful close.
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The manner of shutting; the union of parts; junction.
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(sales) The point at the end of a sales pitch when the consumer is asked to buy.
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A grapple in wrestling.
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(music) The conclusion of a strain of music; cadence.
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(music) A double bar marking the end.
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The time when checkin staff will no longer accept passengers for a flight.
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An enclosed field.
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(chiefly British) A street that ends in a dead end.
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(Scotland) A very narrow alley between two buildings, often overhung by one of the buildings above the ground floor.
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(Scotland) The common staircase in a tenement.
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Close

A cathedral close.
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(legal) The interest which one may have in a piece of ground, even though it is not enclosed
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Close

Closed, shut.
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Close

Narrow; confined.
A close alley; close quarters
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Close

At a little distance; near.
Is your house close?
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Intimate; well-loved.
He is a close friend.
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(legal) Of a corporation or other business entity, closely held.
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Oppressive; without motion or ventilation; causing a feeling of lassitude.
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Hot, humid, with no wind.
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Articulated with the tongue body relatively close to the hard palate.
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Strictly confined; carefully guarded.
A close prisoner
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(obsolete) Out of the way of observation; secluded; secret; hidden.
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Nearly equal; almost evenly balanced.
A close contest
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Short.
To cut grass or hair close
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(archaic) Dense; solid; compact.
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(archaic) Concise; to the point.
Close reasoning
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(dated) Difficult to obtain.
Money is close.
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(dated) Parsimonious; stingy.
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Adhering strictly to a standard or original; exact.
A close translation; a close copy
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Accurate; careful; precise; also, attentive; undeviating; strict.
The patient was kept under close observation.
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Marked, evident.en
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Almost, but not quite (getting to an answer or goal); near
No, but you were close.
We were so close to winning!
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To stop, or fill up, as an opening; to shut; as, to close the eyes; to close a door.
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To bring together the parts of; to consolidate; as, to close the ranks of an army; - often used with up.
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To bring to an end or period; to conclude; to complete; to finish; to end; to consummate; as, to close a bargain; to close a course of instruction.
One frugal supper did our studies close.
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To come or gather around; to inclose; to encompass; to confine.
The depth closed me round about.
But now thou dost thyself immure and closeIn some one corner of a feeble heart.
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To come together; to unite or coalesce, as the parts of a wound, or parts separated.
What deep wounds ever closed without a scar?
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To end, terminate, or come to a period; as, the debate closed at six o'clock.
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To grapple; to engage in hand-to-hand fight.
They boldly closed in a hand-to-hand contest.
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The manner of shutting; the union of parts; junction.
The doors of plank were; their close exquisite.
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Conclusion; cessation; ending; end.
His long and troubled life was drawing to a close.
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A grapple in wrestling.
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The conclusion of a strain of music; cadence.
At every close she made, the attending throngReplied, and bore the burden of the song.
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An inclosed place; especially, a small field or piece of land surrounded by a wall, hedge, or fence of any kind; - specifically, the precinct of a cathedral or abbey.
Closes surrounded by the venerable abodes of deans and canons.
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A narrow passage leading from a street to a court, and the houses within.
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The interest which one may have in a piece of ground, even though it is not inclosed.
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Shut fast; closed; tight; as, a close box.
From a close bower this dainty music flowed.
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Narrow; confined; as, a close alley; close quarters.
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Oppressive; without motion or ventilation; causing a feeling of lassitude; - said of the air, weather, etc.
If the rooms be low-roofed, or full of windows and doors, the one maketh the air close, . . . and the other maketh it exceeding unequal.
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Strictly confined; carefully quarded; as, a close prisoner.
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Out of the way observation; secluded; secret; hidden.
"Her close intent."
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Disposed to keep secrets; secretive; reticent.
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Having the parts near each other; dense; solid; compact; as applied to bodies; viscous; tenacious; not volatile, as applied to liquids.
The golden globe being put into a press, . . . the water made itself way through the pores of that very close metal.
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Concise; to the point; as, close reasoning.
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Adjoining; near; either in space; time, or thought; - often followed by to.
Plant the spring crocuses close to a wall.
The thought of the Man of sorrows seemed a very close thing - not a faint hearsay.
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Short; as, to cut grass or hair close.
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Intimate; familiar; confidential.
League with you I seekAnd mutual amity, so strait, so close,That I with you must dwell, or you with me.
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Nearly equal; almost evenly balanced; as, a close vote.
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Difficult to obtain; as, money is close.
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Parsimonious; stingy.
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Adhering strictly to a standard or original; exact; strict; as, a close translation.
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Accurate; careful; precise; also, attentive; undeviating; strict; not wandering; as, a close observer.
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Uttered with a relatively contracted opening of the mouth, as certain sounds of e and o in French, Italian, and German; - opposed to open.
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In a close manner.
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Secretly; darkly.
A wondrous vision which did close implyThe course of all her fortune and posterity.
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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
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Close

The last section of a communication;
In conclusion I want to say...
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Close

The concluding part of any performance
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Close

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.
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Complete a business deal, negotiation, or an agreement;
We closed on the house on Friday
They closed the deal on the building
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Close

Move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut;
Close the door
Shut the window
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Close

Bar access to;
Due to the accident, the road had to be closed for several hours
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Finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.);
The meeting was closed with a charge by the chairman of the board
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Draw near;
The probe closed with the space station
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Close

Come to a close;
The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin
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Close

Become closed;
The windows closed with a loud bang
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Come together, as if in an embrace;
Her arms closed around her long lost relative
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Unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of;
Close the circuit
Close a wound
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Bring together all the elements or parts of;
Management closed ranks
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Engage at close quarters;
Close with the enemy
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Be priced or listed when trading stops;
The stock market closed high this Friday
My new stocks closed at $59 last night
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Close

Cause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop
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Change one's body stance so that the forward shoulder and foot are closer to the intended point of impact
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Fill or stop up;
Can you close the cracks with caulking?
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Finish a game in baseball by protecting a lead;
The relief pitcher closed with two runs in the second inning
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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
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Close in relevance or relationship;
A close family
We are all...in close sympathy with...
Close kin
A close resemblance
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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
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Rigorously attentive; strict and thorough;
Close supervision
Paid close attention
A close study
Kept a close watch on expenditures
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Marked by fidelity to an original;
A close translation
A faithful copy of the portrait
A faithful rendering of the observed facts
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(of a contest or contestants) evenly matched;
A close contest
A close election
A tight game
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Crowded;
Close quarters
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Lacking fresh air;
A dusty airless attic
The dreadfully close atmosphere
Hot and stuffy and the air was blue with smoke
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Of textiles;
A close weave
Smooth percale with a very tight weave
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Strictly confined or guarded;
Kept under close custody
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Confined to specific persons;
A close secret
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Fitting closely but comfortably;
A close fit
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Used of hair or haircuts;
A close military haircut
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Giving or spending with reluctance;
Our cheeseparing administration
Very close (or near) with his money
A penny-pinching miserly old man
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Inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information;
Although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it
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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
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In an attentive manner;
He remained close on his guard
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Having a strong personal connection.
They have been close friends since childhood.
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To seal or shut something.
Please close the door quietly.
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Approaching a point in time.
The project deadline is close.
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Repeatedly Asked Queries

What does 'close' imply in a relationship?

'Close' in a relationship implies a strong personal bond.
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Is 'close' more intimate than 'near'?

Yes, 'close' often implies a greater degree of intimacy.
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How does 'near' differ from 'close' in physical distance?

'Near' suggests being at a short distance, while 'close' implies very little space between.
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Can 'near' be used to describe time?

Yes, but less commonly than 'close,' like in 'near future.'
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Does 'near' have figurative uses?

It's primarily used in a literal sense for proximity.
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Is 'near' used in emotional contexts?

Less frequently, as it's more focused on physical proximity.
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Can 'close' mean nearly accurate?

Yes, like in 'a close estimate.'
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How does 'close' convey a sense of proximity?

It implies being at a very small distance from something or someone.
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What is an example of 'close' in a temporal context?

'We are close to the deadline' is a temporal use.
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Can 'close' refer to the end of an event?

Yes, like in 'the concert is close to ending.'
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What does 'near perfect' mean?

It means very close to being perfect but not exactly.
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Can 'close' and 'near' be synonyms?

In some contexts, they can be, but often 'close' has a stronger implication.
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How is 'near' different in indicating distance compared to 'close'?

'Near' is less specific about the smallness of the distance.
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Is 'near' used in formal language?

Yes, it's used in both formal and informal contexts.
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Can 'close' be used in describing physical closeness?

Yes, like in 'standing close together.'
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How is 'near' used in spatial contexts?

Like 'the store is near the school.'
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Can 'close' refer to similarity?

Yes, like in 'a close match.'
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Is 'near' used for strong personal connections?

It's less common than 'close' for personal connections.
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Can 'close' be used to indicate shutting something?

Yes, as in 'close the door.'
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What does 'close friends' imply?

It implies a strong, intimate friendship.
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