Closely

  • 1 Closely — Close ly, adv. 1. In a close manner. [1913 Webster] 2. Secretly; privately. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] That nought she did but wayle, and often steepe Her dainty couch with tears which closely she did weepe. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 closely — index faithfully Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 closely — [adv] approximately, carefully by the skin of one’s teeth*, exactly, firmly, hard, heedfully, in conjunction with, intently, intimately, jointly, meticulously, mindfully, minutely, nearly, punctiliously, scrupulously, searchingly, sharply,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 4 closely — close|ly W2S2 [ˈkləusli] adv 1.) very carefully ▪ The detective watched him closely , waiting for a reply. closely controlled/guarded/monitored etc ▪ Political activity is closely controlled. ▪ Details of the program are a closely guarded secret …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 5 closely — adverb 1 if you look at or study something closely, you look at it etc hard, trying to notice everything about it: watch sb closely: The detective was watching him closely, waiting for a reply. 2 if two things are closely connected or related,… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 6 closely — close|ly [ klousli ] adverb *** 1. ) in a way that is very similar to something or has an obvious or strong connection with it: The Northern Ireland economy is closely linked to that of the rest of the United Kingdom. closely resemble something:… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 7 closely */*/*/ — UK [ˈkləʊslɪ] / US [ˈkloʊslɪ] adverb 1) a) in a way that involves careful attention to every detail Inspectors will examine the accounts very closely. b) in a very careful and strict way The movement of information across the border was closely… …

    English dictionary

  • 8 closely — close, closely The adjective close merges into an adverb in uses such as come close, lie close, run close, stick close, etc., especially in figurative uses: • Opera and large gatherings ran each other close for first place among her dislikes J.… …

    Modern English usage

  • 9 closely*/*/ — [ˈkləʊsli] adv 1) in a way that involves careful attention to every detail Inspectors will examine the accounts very closely.[/ex] 2) in a way that involves sharing ideas, thoughts, or feelings We are all working closely with each other.[/ex] 3)… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 10 closely — adverb 1. in a close relation or position in time or space (Freq. 19) the onsets were closely timed houses set closely together was closely involved in monitoring daily progress • Derived from adjective: ↑close 2. in an attentive manner (Freq …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 11 closely — adv. Closely is used with these adjectives: ↑akin, ↑allied, ↑analogous, ↑balanced, ↑bound, ↑comparable, ↑concerned, ↑dependent, ↑informed, ↑interrelated, ↑involved, ↑ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 closely — adverb /ˈkləʊsliː/ In a close manner. Finnish and Estonian are closely related languages …

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  • 13 closely — Ⅰ. close [1] ► ADJECTIVE 1) only a short distance away or apart in space or time. 2) (of a connection or resemblance) strong. 3) denoting someone who is part of a person s immediate family. 4) (of a relationship or the people conducting it) very… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 14 closely — adverb see close IV …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 closely — See close. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 16 closely — Synonyms and related words: all but, almost, as good as, barely, carefully, close, compactly, densely, firmly, hardly, heavily, heedfully, intently, just about, meticulously, mindfully, minutely, narrowly, near, nearly, nigh, nighhand, not quite …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 closely — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. approximately, similarly, exactly, nearly, strictly, firmly, intimately, jointly, in conjunction with; see also almost . Ant. separately, individually*, one by one. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adverb To a point near in… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 closely — close·ly || kləʊslɪ adv. in a close manner; in a way that is close by to something in space or time, almost, nearly; strictly, rigidly …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19 closely — close·ly …

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  • 20 Closely Watched Trains — Theatrical release poster Directed by Jiří Menzel Produced by …

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