Translation of "close" - English-Russian dictionary

close

adjective uk /kləʊs/ us
DISTANCE

A1 near in distance

близкий, расположенный недалеко
His house is close to the airport.
TIME

A1 near in time

близкий, происходящий незадолго
It was close to lunchtime when we arrived.
FRIENDLY

A2 If people are close, they know each other very well and like each other a lot.

близкий
close friends
I'm very close to my brother.
RELATIVE [ always before noun ]

B1 A close relative is someone who is directly related to you, for example your mother, father, or brother.

близкий
RELATIONSHIP

seeing or talking with someone a lot

тесный
Our school has close links with a school in China.
I'm still in close contact with my school friends.
be/come close to doing sth

to almost achieve or do something

приближаться
We are close to reaching an agreement.
be close to sth

If someone or something is close to a particular state, they are almost in that state.

быть близким к чему-либо, чуть не …
She was close to tears.
COMPETITION

B2 A close game, competition, etc is one in which people's scores are nearly the same.

почти равный
CAREFUL [ always before noun ]

looking at or listening to someone or something very carefully

тщательный, пристальный
On close inspection, you could see that the painting was a fake.
Keep a close watch on the children (= watch them carefully).
WEATHER

Close weather is too warm and there is not enough fresh air.

душный
closeness noun [ U ]

духота

See also

(Translation of “close adjective” from the Cambridge English–Russian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)