Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being close. The state of being completely inclosed, of being shut, or of having no vent.
- n. The state of being physically close
- n. The state of being friends
- n. The state of being mean or stingy
- n. The state of being secretive
- n. mathematics The shortest path between two vertices in a graph
- n. archaic Solitude, seclusion
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The state of being close.
- n. extreme stinginess
- n. the quality of being close and poorly ventilated
- n. the spatial property resulting from a relatively small distance
- n. a feeling of being intimate and belonging together
- n. characterized by a lack of openness (especially about one's actions or purposes)
- n. close or warm friendship
- close + -ness (Wiktionary)
“This level of closeness is bringing new meaning to the world of design.”
“Funny though, it seems in that stripped down relationship, the closeness is genuine in an altered way.”
“That “pillow fort” closeness is something we all aspire to.”
“But that closeness is likely to convince foreign audiences only of her loyalty to him and not of the wisdom of his policies.”
“I’ve always felt as if they quiet things down, and add a certain closeness to the world that bright sunny days do not.”
“The closeness is a bond and a reminder to Murray about where he must improve.”
“Moreover, following Cicero, Petrarch remarked on the closeness of “virtue” to the Latin word for man, vir, and thought that one probably derived from the other (Fam.,”
“Our closeness is the saviour of my head and of my heart, in - hibiting the causes of myocardial infarction.”
“It is very apparent of their closeness, which is wonderful.”
“At first, coming from Houston, I assumed the closeness was a security measure designed to prevent me from shoplifting and I was basically insulted.”
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