What is close?

  • (adj): Strictly confined or guarded.
    Example: "Kept under close custody"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on close:

Tales From Topographic Oceans - Conception
... Yes began to produce longer pieces of music on Close to the Edge (1972), their fifth studio release, which features the 18-minute eponymous title track ... in March 1973, while on a concert tour of Japan to promote Close to the Edge, Anderson found himself "caught up in a lengthy footnote on page 83" of Autobiography of a Yogi by ... also created the artwork for the band's previous albums Fragile (1971), Close to the Edge (1972), and Yessongs (1973) ...
Camera Lens - Types of Lens - "Close-up" or Macro
... A macro lens used in macro or "close-up" photography (not to be confused with the compositional term close up) is any lens that produces an image on the focal plane (i.e ... This configuration is generally used to image close-up very small subjects ... They can be special lens corrected optically for close up work or they can be any lens modified (with adapters or spacers) to bring the focal plane "forward ...
Until I Find You
... ends up in a mental institution—was too close to his own experiences, Irving postponed publication of the novel while he rewrote it entirely in third person ... The cover is a close-up photo/illustration of a the side of a woman's breast, with a tattoo on it (as in the novel) ... The American publisher requested their version be a very close shot of the side of the breast, so the body part in question wouldn't be readily ...
Burmese Language - Phonology - Vowels
... of Burmese are Monophthongs Diphthongs Front Back Front offglide Back offglide Close i u Close-mid e o ei ou Mid ə Open-mid ɛ ɔ Open a ai au The monophthongs /e/, /o/, /ə/, and /ɔ/ occur only in open syllables (tho ... The close vowels /i/ and /u/ and the close portions of the diphthongs are slightly centered to and in closed syllables, i.e ...
Akino Arai - Personal Life
... Those close to her and those who have met her say she is humble and very kind ... She is very close to fans ... She likes to be close to fans by asking them what type of music they want from her and she also writes back to the fans who send her fanmail every chance she can ...

More definitions of "close":

  • (verb): Complete a business deal, negotiation, or an agreement.
    Example: "We closed on the house on Friday"; "They closed the deal on the building"
  • (verb): Finish a game in baseball by protecting a lead.
    Example: "The relief pitcher closed with two runs in the second inning"
  • (adj): At or within a short distance in space or time or having elements near each other.
    Example: "Close to noon"; "how close are we to town?"; "a close formation of ships"
  • (verb): Cause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop.
  • (adj): Rigorously attentive; strict and thorough.
    Example: "Close supervision"; "paid close attention"; "a close study"; "kept a close watch on expenditures"
  • (adj): Close in relevance or relationship.
    Example: "A close family"; "we are all...in close sympathy with..."; "close kin"; "a close resemblance"
  • (verb): Move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut.
    Example: "Close the door"
    Synonyms: shut
  • (adv): Near in time or place or relationship.
    Example: "The bullet didn't come close"; "don't get too close to the fire"
    Synonyms: near, nigh
  • (verb): Become closed.
    Synonyms: shut
  • (adj): Not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances.
    Example: "She was close to tears"; "had a close call"
    Synonyms: near
  • (adj): Of textiles.
    Example: "A close weave"
    Synonyms: tight
  • (verb): Draw near.
    Example: "The probe closed with the space station"
  • (adj): Confined to specific persons.
    Example: "A close secret"
  • (verb): Come to a close.
    Synonyms: conclude
  • (verb): Bring together all the elements or parts of.
    Example: "Management closed ranks"
  • (verb): Come together, as if in an embrace.
    Synonyms: come together
  • (adj): Marked by fidelity to an original.
    Example: "A close translation"
    Synonyms: faithful
  • (adj): Fitting closely but comfortably.
    Example: "A close fit"
    Synonyms: snug, close-fitting
  • (adj): Lacking fresh air.
    Example: "The dreadfully close atmosphere"
    Synonyms: airless, stuffy, unaired
  • (verb): Be priced or listed when trading stops.
    Example: "The stock market closed high this Friday"; "My new stocks closed at $59 last night"
  • (verb): Cease to operate or cause to cease operating.
    Example: "The owners decided to move and to close the factory"
    Synonyms: fold, shut down, close down
  • (verb): Change one's body stance so that the forward shoulder and foot are closer to the intended point of impact.
  • (adv): In an attentive manner.
    Example: "He remained close on his guard"
    Synonyms: closely, tight
  • (adj): Used of hair or haircuts.
    Example: "A close military haircut"
  • (adj): Crowded.
    Example: "Close quarters"
    Synonyms: confining
  • (verb): Finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.).
    Example: "The meeting was closed with a charge by the chairman of the board"
  • (verb): Fill or stop up.
    Example: "Can you close the cracks with caulking?"
    Synonyms: fill up
  • (verb): Bar access to.
    Example: "Due to the accident, the road had to be closed for several hours"
  • (verb): Engage at close quarters.
    Example: "Close with the enemy"
  • (verb): Unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of.
    Example: "Close the circuit"; "close a wound"
  • (adj): (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched.
    Example: "A close contest"; "a close election"
    Synonyms: tight

Famous quotes containing the word close:

    The Indians invited us to lodge with them, but my companion inclined to go to the log camp on the carry. This camp was close and dirty, and had an ill smell, and I preferred to accept the Indians’ offer, if we did not make a camp for ourselves; for, though they were dirty, too, they were more in the open air, and were much more agreeable, and even refined company, than the lumberers.... So we went to the Indians’ camp or wigwam.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    My anger thought you too ignoble for my love, and close examination finds you too magnificent, and only equals are joined together smoothly.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791–1872)

    To be an editor, as I was.
    Then to lie here close by the river over the place
    Where the sewage flows from the village,
    And the empty cans and garbage are dumped,
    And abortions are hidden.
    Edgar Lee Masters (1869–1950)