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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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. The shortest path between two vertices in a graph
  • n. Solitude, seclusion

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of being close.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or quality of being close.

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

  • 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)



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