Associations to the word «Closely»


CLOSELY, adverb. In a close manner.
CLOSELY, adverb. (obsolete) secretly; privately
CLOSELY HELD, adjective. Of a corporation or other business, owned by a small number of people, and not having shares of ownership sold via a stock exchange or other public market.

Dictionary definition

CLOSELY, adverb. In a close relation or position in time or space; "the onsets were closely timed"; "houses set closely together"; "was closely involved in monitoring daily progress".
CLOSELY, adverb. In an attentive manner; "he remained close on his guard".
CLOSELY, adverb. In a close manner; "the two phenomena are intimately connected"; "the person most nearly concerned".

Wise words

Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them.
Aldous Huxley