Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “closeness”

See all translations

closeness

noun [U] uk   /ˈkləʊs.nəs/ us    /ˈkloʊs-/

closeness noun [U] (NEAR)

C1 being close in position or time

closeness noun [U] (RELATIONSHIP)

C1 the quality of knowing someone very well, liking them a lot, and wanting to spend a lot of time together: A special closeness is supposed to exist between twins.

closeness noun [U] (LACKING AIR)

the quality of weather or air conditions in which it is difficult to breathe and is uncomfortably warm
Translations of “closeness”
in Chinese (Traditional) 接近, (時間或位置上的)接近,鄰近…
in Chinese (Simplified) 接近, (时间或空间上)接近…
(Definition of closeness from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of closeness?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

sail

When a boat or a ship sails, it travels on the water.

Word of the Day

Byronic, Orwellian and Darwinian: adjectives from names.

by Liz Walter,
April 15, 2015
Becoming an adjective is a strange kind of memorial, but it is often a sign of a person having had real influence on the world. Science is full of examples, from Hippocrates, the Greek medic born around 460 BC, who gave his name to the Hippocratic Oath still used by doctors today,

Read More 

dumbwalking noun

April 20, 2015
walking slowly, without paying attention to the world around you because you are consulting a smartphone He told me dumbwalking probably wouldn’t be a long-term problem.

Read More