Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective grouped closely together.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective packed especially tightly

Etymologies

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Examples

  • First, they surrounded devices like diodes and capacitors both components commonly used in circuits of electronics with a layer of tiny close-packed glass beads, to mimic spongy bone.

    Week in Ideas

  • It is surrounded on every side by close-packed squalor and streets jammed by a young and vile and dirty generation; but its own pavements are comparatively bare of the children who have no other place to play, while it has an air of desertion, so few are the people that come and go.

    JOHNNY UPRIGHT

  • A new moon was thrusting a dim horn above the white line of close-packed snow-capped pines which ringed the camp and segregated it from all the world.

    WHERE THE TRAIL FORKS

  • Across roofs and through buildings they made their way, till they found themselves looking down upon the close-packed soldiers.

    Chapter 23: The People of the Abyss

  • This is New Orleans's most rural pocket, far from the wrought-iron filigree of the French Quarter and the close-packed shotgun houses of Treme.

    Joseph Cao, the unlikely congressman from New Orleans

  • And the close-packed pyres of the dead kept burning, burning

    Found in Translation

  • Yesterday, I was in a close-packed, unair-conditioned Parisian bar.

    The Fiddler in the Subway

  • But her own preference was to walk alone at night through narrow, noisy, cobbled streets filled with piles of refuse, goods for sale, and people drinking tea in front of their little, low, close-packed houses lit by bean-oil lamps.

    PEARL BUCK IN CHINA

  • But her own preference was to walk alone at night through narrow, noisy, cobbled streets filled with piles of refuse, goods for sale, and people drinking tea in front of their little, low, close-packed houses lit by bean-oil lamps.

    PEARL BUCK IN CHINA

  • Yesterday, I was in a close-packed, unair-conditioned Parisian bar.

    The Fiddler in the Subway

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