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Close vs. Nearby — What's the Difference?

Close vs. Nearby — What's the Difference?

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Close

Only a short distance away or apart in space or time
Her birthday and mine were close together
The hotel is close to the sea
Why don't we go straight to the shops, as we're so close?
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Nearby

Nearby (previously named WNM Live / Who's Near Me) is a location-based social networking service. Nearby was originally launched in June 2010.
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Close

Denoting a family member who is part of a person's immediate family, typically a parent or sibling
The family history of cancer in close relatives
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Nearby

Located a short distance away; close at hand.
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Close

(of observation, examination, etc.) done in a careful and thorough way
Pay close attention to what your body is telling you about yourself
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Nearby

Not far away
She lives downtown and works nearby.
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Close

Uncomfortably humid or airless
It was very close in the dressing room
A close, hazy day
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Nearby

Adjacent, near, close by
He stopped at a nearby store for some groceries.
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Close

Another term for high (sense 7 of the adjective)
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Nearby

Next to, close to
I'm glad my friends live nearby where I can visit them.
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Close

Very near to someone or something; with very little space between
He was holding her close
They stood close to the door
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Nearby

(finance) A futures contract, of a particular group, whose settlement date is the earliest.
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Close

A residential street without through access
She lives at 12 Goodwood Close
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Nearby

Situated near; as, the nearby towns. Opposite of far away.
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Close

The end of an event or of a period of time or activity
The afternoon drew to a close
The seminar was brought to a close with a discussion of future trends
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Nearby

Close at hand;
The nearby towns
Concentrated his study on the nearby planet Venus
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Close

The shutting of something, especially a door
The door jerked to a close behind them
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Nearby

Not far away in relative terms;
She works nearby
The planets orbiting nearby are Venus and Mars
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Close

Move so as to cover an opening
She jumped on to the train just as the doors were closing
They had to close the window because of the insects
She closed the door quietly
I kept closing my eyes and nodding off
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Close

Bring or come to an end
The concert closed with ‘Silent Night’
The members were thanked for attending and the meeting was closed
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Close

(of a business, organization, or institution) cease to be in operation or accessible to the public, either permanently or at the end of a working day or other period of time
A hoax call which closed the city's stations for 4 hours
The factory is to close with the loss of 150 jobs
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Close

Gradually get nearer to someone or something
He tried to walk faster, but each time the man closed up on him again
They plotted a large group of aircraft about 130 miles away and closing fast
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Close

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

Being near in relationship
Close relatives.
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Close

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

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

Being near the surface; short
A close haircut.
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Close

Being on the brink of
Close to tears.
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Close

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

Faithful to the original
A close copy.
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Close

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

Shut; closed.
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Close

Shut in; enclosed.
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Close

Confining or narrow; crowded
Close quarters.
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Close

Fitting tightly
Close garments.
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Close

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

Confined to specific persons or groups
A close secret.
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Close

Strictly confined or guarded
Kept under close custody.
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Close

Secretive; reticent
Was close about her personal life.
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Close

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

Not easily acquired; scarce
Money was close.
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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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Close

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

To bar access to
Closed the road for repairs.
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Close

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

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

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

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

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

(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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Close

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

(Archaic) To enclose on all sides.
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Close

To become shut
The door closed quietly.
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Close

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

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

To cease operation
The shop closes at six.
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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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Close

To engage at close quarters
Closed with the enemy.
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Close

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

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

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

The act of closing.
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Close

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

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

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

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

(Archaic) A fight at close quarters.
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Close

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

(physical) To remove a gap.
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Close

To obstruct (an opening).
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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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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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Close

To move to a position preventing fluid from flowing.
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To move to a position allowing electricity to flow.
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Close

To grapple; to engage in close combat.
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Close

To finish, to terminate.
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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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Close

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

(marketing) To make a sale.
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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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Close

(surveying) To have a vector sum of 0; that is, to form a closed polygon.
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Close

(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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Close

The manner of shutting; the union of parts; junction.
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Close

(sales) The point at the end of a sales pitch when the consumer is asked to buy.
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Close

A grapple in wrestling.
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Close

(music) The conclusion of a strain of music; cadence.
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Close

(music) A double bar marking the end.
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Close

The time when checkin staff will no longer accept passengers for a flight.
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Close

An enclosed field.
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Close

(chiefly British) A street that ends in a dead end.
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Close

(Scotland) A very narrow alley between two buildings, often overhung by one of the buildings above the ground floor.
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Close

(Scotland) The common staircase in a tenement.
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Close

A cathedral close.
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Close

(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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Close

Intimate; well-loved.
He is a close friend.
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Close

(legal) Of a corporation or other business entity, closely held.
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Close

Oppressive; without motion or ventilation; causing a feeling of lassitude.
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Close

Hot, humid, with no wind.
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Close

Articulated with the tongue body relatively close to the hard palate.
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Close

Strictly confined; carefully guarded.
A close prisoner
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Close

(obsolete) Out of the way of observation; secluded; secret; hidden.
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Close

Nearly equal; almost evenly balanced.
A close contest
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Close

Short.
To cut grass or hair close
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Close

(archaic) Dense; solid; compact.
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Close

(archaic) Concise; to the point.
Close reasoning
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Close

(dated) Difficult to obtain.
Money is close.
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Close

(dated) Parsimonious; stingy.
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Close

Adhering strictly to a standard or original; exact.
A close translation; a close copy
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Close

Accurate; careful; precise; also, attentive; undeviating; strict.
The patient was kept under close observation.
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Close

Marked, evident.en
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Close

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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Close

To stop, or fill up, as an opening; to shut; as, to close the eyes; to close a door.
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Close

To bring together the parts of; to consolidate; as, to close the ranks of an army; - often used with up.
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Close

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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Close

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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Close

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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Close

The manner of shutting; the union of parts; junction.
The doors of plank were; their close exquisite.
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Close

Conclusion; cessation; ending; end.
His long and troubled life was drawing to a close.
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Close

A grapple in wrestling.
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Close

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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Close

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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Close

The interest which one may have in a piece of ground, even though it is not inclosed.
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Close

Shut fast; closed; tight; as, a close box.
From a close bower this dainty music flowed.
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Close

Narrow; confined; as, a close alley; close quarters.
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Close

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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Close

Strictly confined; carefully quarded; as, a close prisoner.
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Close

Out of the way observation; secluded; secret; hidden.
"Her close intent."
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Close

Disposed to keep secrets; secretive; reticent.
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Close

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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Close

Concise; to the point; as, close reasoning.
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Close

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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Close

Short; as, to cut grass or hair close.
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Close

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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Close

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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Close

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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Close

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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Close

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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Close

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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Close

Finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.);
The meeting was closed with a charge by the chairman of the board
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Close

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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Close

Come together, as if in an embrace;
Her arms closed around her long lost relative
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Close

Unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of;
Close the circuit
Close a wound
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Close

Bring together all the elements or parts of;
Management closed ranks
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Close

Engage at close quarters;
Close with the enemy
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Close

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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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
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Close

Close in relevance or relationship;
A close family
We are all...in close sympathy with...
Close kin
A close resemblance
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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
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Close

Rigorously attentive; strict and thorough;
Close supervision
Paid close attention
A close study
Kept a close watch on expenditures
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Close

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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Close

(of a contest or contestants) evenly matched;
A close contest
A close election
A tight game
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Close

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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Close

Of textiles;
A close weave
Smooth percale with a very tight weave
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Close

Strictly confined or guarded;
Kept under close custody
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Confined to specific persons;
A close secret
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Close

Fitting closely but comfortably;
A close fit
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Used of hair or haircuts;
A close military haircut
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Close

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

Inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information;
Although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it
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Close

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

In an attentive manner;
He remained close on his guard
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