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Meaning of CLOSELY

Pronunciation:  kl'owslee

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\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.

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