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adj. compact, dense, firm; stifling, oppressive, muggy, stale, stuffy; stingy, tight-fisted, niggardly; taut; confining, constrictive; near, intimate; secretive, reticent, reserved; approximate. See density, heat, junction, nearness, parsimony, narrowness, taciturnity. — v. & n. See closure, end, contention.Ant., distant; loose; open.
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(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Near]
Syn. neighboring, nearby, adjacent, around the corner; see approaching , imminent , near 1 .
2. [Intimate]
Syn. familiar, dear, close-knit, confidential; see friendly 1 , intimate 1 , private .
3. [Compact]
Syn. dense, solid, compressed; see thick 1 .
4. [Stingy]
Syn. narrow, parsimonious, niggardly; see stingy .
5. [Stifling]
Syn. sticky, stuffy, unventilated, heavy, motionless, fusty, uncomfortable, choky, stale-smelling, musty, stagnant, moldy, confined, suffocating, sultry, sweltering, sweltry, tight, stale, oppressive, breathless.
Ant. fresh*, refreshing, brisk.
6. [Confining]
Syn. confined, cramped, restricted; see confining , narrow 1 .
7. [Similar]
Syn. resembling, having common qualities, much the same; see alike 2 , like .
See Synonym Study at familiar , stingy , thick . n.
Syn. termination, adjournment, ending, conclusion; see end 2 .
v.
1. [To put a stop to]
Syn. conclude, finish, terminate; see end 1 .
2. [To put a stopper into]
Syn. shut, stop, stopper, choke off, occlude, stuff, clog, fill, calk, prevent passage, retard flow, shut off, turn off, lock, block, bar, dam, cork, seal, seal off, button; see also plug .
Ant. open, uncork, unseal.
3. [To come or bring together]
Syn. meet, unite, coalesce, chain, connect, tie, bind, fuse, join, enclose, put together; see also join 1 .
Ant. disconnect, separate*, untie.
4. [To shut]
Syn. slam, close down, close up, shut down, shut up, seal, fasten, secure, lock, bolt, clench, bar, shutter, clap, bring to, suspend operations, cease operations, go out of business, fold*.
5. [To arrive at an agreement]
Syn. settle, complete a deal, consummate, clinch; see achieve 1 , agree , decide .
See Synonym Study at end .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
ending, finale, finish, completion, windup, culmination.
II
v.
1. shut seal, lock, secure, bolt, bar, shutter.
2. complete finish, *wind down, *call it a day, end, cease, finalize, *put to bed, fold up, terminate, stop, discontinue, shut down.
3. join unite, merge, fuse, couple, connect.
ANT.: 1. open, broach. 2. begin, start, open. 3. separate, divide
III
a.
1. near proximate, at hand, handy, next to, immediate, *under one's nose, *within shouting distance, bordering, nigh, inclose proximity, approaching, contiguous, neighboring.
2. dense cramped, thick, compact, packed, congested, crowded, solid, confined, narrow, stuffed.
3. intimate friendly, familiar, chummy, inseparable, *buddy-buddy, attached, *thick with, *cosy with.
4. similar comparable, alike, like, much the same, analogous, near, akin.
5. oppressive humid, stuffy, airless, muggy, unventilated, heavy, stifling, suffocating, thick.
6. stingy tight, miserly, tight-fisted, niggardly, *penny-pinching, penurious.
ANT.: 1. far, distant, remote. 2. loose, roomy, commodious. 3. unfamiliar, distant, cool. 4. dissimilar, opposite, contrasting. 5. airy, breezy, fresh. 6. generous, free-spending, extravagant
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective 1. Not far from another in space, time, or relation: adjacent, contiguous, immediate, near, nearby, nigh, proximate. Idioms: at hand, under one's nose, within a stone's throw, within hailing distance. See NEAR. 2. Very closely associated: chummy, familiar, friendly, intimate1. Informal: thick. Slang: tight. Idiom: hand in glove with. See LOVE. 3. Having all parts near to each other: compact1, crowded, dense, packed, thick, tight. See TIGHTEN. 4. Nearly equivalent or even: neck and neck, nip and tuck, tight. See NEAR. 5. Not deviating from correctness, accuracy, or completeness: exact, faithful, full, rigorous, strict. See CAREFUL. 6. Affording little room for movement: confining, cramped, crowded, narrow, snug, tight. See TIGHTEN. 7. Oppressive due to a lack of fresh air: airless, stifling, stuffy. See BREATH, OPEN. 8. Not speaking freely or openly: close-mouthed, incommunicable, incommunicative, reserved, reticent, silent, taciturn, tightlipped, uncommunicable, uncommunicative. See RESTRAINT, SOUNDS. 9. Ungenerously or pettily reluctant to spend money: cheap, close-fisted, costive, hard-fisted, mean2, miserly, niggard, niggardly, parsimonious, penny-pinching, penurious, petty, pinching, stingy, tight, tightfisted. See GIVE. II verb 1. To move (a door, for example) in order to cover an opening: shut. See OPEN. 2. To plug up something, as a hole, space, or container: block, choke, clog, congest, cork, fill, plug, stop. See FULL. 3. To bring or come to a natural or proper end: complete, conclude, consummate, end, finish, terminate, wind up, wrap up. See START. 4. To come together: converge, meet1. See OPEN. III noun 1. A concluding or terminating: cease, cessation, closing, closure, completion, conclusion, consummation, end, ending, end of the line, finish, period, stop, stopping point, termination, terminus, wind-up, wrap-up. See CONTINUE. 2. The last part: conclusion, end, ending, finale, finish, last1, termination, wind-up, wrap-up. See START. 3. An area partially or entirely enclosed by walls or buildings: atrium, court, courtyard, enclosure, quad, quadrangle, yard. See PLACE. IV adverb To a point near in time, space, or relation: closely, hard, near, nearby, nigh. See NEAR.

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