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Meaning of CLOSELY

Pronunciation:  kl'owslee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adv]  in a close relation or position in time or space; "the onsets were closely timed"; "houses set closely together"; "was closely involved in monitoring daily progress"
  2. [adv]  in a close manner; "the two phenomena are intimately connected"; "the person most nearly concerned"
  3. [adv]  in an attentive manner; "he remained close on his guard"
 

CLOSELY is a 7 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: close, intimately, nearly, tight
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Close"ly\, adv.
1. In a close manner.

2. Secretly; privately. [Obs.]

         That nought she did but wayle, and often steepe Her
         dainty couch with tears which closely she did weepe.
                                               --Spenser.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: all but, almost, as good as, barely, carefully, close, compactly, densely, firmly, hardly, heavily, heedfully, intently, just about, meticulously, mindfully, minutely, narrowly, near, nearly, nigh, nighhand, not quite, only just, pretty near, punctiliously, scrupulously, sharply, solidly, thick, thickly, thoughtfully, well-nigh
 

 

 

 

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