Definition of “close” - Learner’s Dictionary


adverb us uk /kləʊs/

B1 near in distance:

He stayed close to his mother.
Come a bit closer.
We walked close behind them.
There's a great beach close by (= near).
He held me close.

near in time:

The time for change is coming closer.

(Definition of “close adverb” from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)