close to


    Definition of close to in English Dictionary

  • AdverbCOMcloser toSUPclosest to
    1. (of quantifiers of nouns) Approximately.
      1. It lasted close to an hour. ‎
      2. It rained for close to forty days and forty nights. ‎
    2. INF Nearly; almost.
      1. The project is close to finished. ‎
  • Preposition
    1. Near.
      1. The chair was close to the window. ‎
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • Even if it were working perfectly, the stimulus would not come close to stemming the cascade of joblessness unleashed by this megarecession.
      • The curve has the highest slope when the FRET efficiency is 0.5 and the interchromophore distance is close to R 0 .
      • On a close to final copy the title The Way We Die Now has Now Xed out and replaced with Today. Then Today is Xed out and Now is returned to its place.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Adverbs
      • Prepositions
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      1. en close to home
      2. en close to the vest
      3. en close to the wind
      4. en close to one's vest
      Source: Wiktionary
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      Meaning of close to for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this idiom "close to" is an adverb. It's also a preposition.
      Definiteness: Level 1
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