from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb In direct confrontation or conflict at close quarters.
  • adverb Arranged in a line with the heads adjacent to each other.
  • adverb Running close together in the same direction; neck and neck.

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

  • adjective Direct, one-to-one.
  • adverb Facing one another.
  • adverb Directly, one-to-one.

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

  • adverb even or close in a race or competition or comparison
  • adjective inconclusive as to outcome; close or just even in a race or comparison or competition
  • adjective involving two persons; intimately private


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