1. close (vs. distant), adjacent, next, side by side(predicate), ambient, appressed, adpressed, approximate, close together(predicate), at hand(predicate), close at hand(predicate), imminent, impendent, impending, at hand(predicate), close at hand(predicate), close-hauled, close-set(prenominal), close set(predicate), contiguous, immediate, encompassing(prenominal), surrounding(prenominal), circumferent, enveloping(prenominal), hand-to-hand, juxtaposed, nestled, snuggled, proximate, scalelike, walk-to(prenominal), walking(prenominal)
usage: 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"
usage: close in relevance or relationship; "a close family"; "we are all...in close sympathy with..."; "close kin"; "a close resemblance"
3. near (vs. far), close, nigh, adjacent, nearby, warm, hot
usage: 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"
4. close, careful (vs. careless)
usage: rigorously attentive; strict and thorough; "close supervision"; "paid close attention"; "a close study"; "kept a close watch on expenditures"
5. close, faithful, accurate (vs. inaccurate)
usage: marked by fidelity to an original; "a close translation"; "a faithful copy of the portrait"; "a faithful rendering of the observed facts"
6. close, tight, equal (vs. unequal)
usage: (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched; "a close contest"; "a close election"; "a tight game"