from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. grouped closely together.

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

  • adj. packed especially tightly


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  • 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

  • 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

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

    Found in Translation

  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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

  • 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.


  • “Next door,” he said, but it was a little walk away, for here the houses were not close-packed, as they were in the heart of town.

    The Secret of the Sealed Room

  • The close-packed mob made progress difficult, but they forced their way slowly toward the promise of freedom and safety.

    A Corridor in the Asylum


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