Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or quality of being close.

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

  • noun The state of being close.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The state of being physically close
  • noun The state of being friends
  • noun The state of being mean or stingy
  • noun The state of being secretive
  • noun mathematics The shortest path between two vertices in a graph
  • noun archaic Solitude, seclusion

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

  • noun extreme stinginess
  • noun the quality of being close and poorly ventilated
  • noun the spatial property resulting from a relatively small distance
  • noun a feeling of being intimate and belonging together
  • noun characterized by a lack of openness (especially about one's actions or purposes)
  • noun close or warm friendship

Etymologies

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close +‎ -ness

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