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Princeton's WordNet

  1. closelyadverb

    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"

  2. close, closely, tightadverb

    in an attentive manner

    "he remained close on his guard"

  3. closely, intimately, nearlyadverb

    in a close manner

    "the two phenomena are intimately connected"; "the person most nearly concerned"


  1. closelyadverb

    In a close manner.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Closelyadverb

    Etymology: from close.

    Putting the mixture into a crucible closely luted at the top. Robert Boyle, Chym. Princ.

    My lord of Warwick, and my brother Gloster,
    Follow Fluellen closely at the heels. William Shakespeare, Henry V.

    If we look more closely, we shall find
    Most have the seeds of judgment in their mind. Alexander Pope.

    A Spaniard, riding on the bay, sent some closely into the village, in the dark of the night. Richard Carew, Surv. of Cornwal.

    I hope I have translated closely enough, and given them the same turn of verse which they had in the original. Dryden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Closelyadverb

    in a close manner

  2. Closelyadverb

    secretly; privately


  1. Closely

    Closely centers itself squarely behind the local merchant, equipping small business owners to succeed with everyday social & mobile marketing and to connect with the fast-changing online, social & mobile behavior of their customers. By providing simple tools for local merchants to promote their business, create loyal customers, & make better use of their resources, Closely empowers small businesses to participate more effectively in their local marketplace.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'closely' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1846

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'closely' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3404

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'closely' in Adverbs Frequency: #162

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of closely in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of closely in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of closely in a Sentence

  1. Darren Linvill:

    They were very closely engaged in the Black Lives Matter community, they talked almost exclusively about what was happening on the streets of the United States and not on the streets of Africa.

  2. Antony Blinken:

    We recognize this will take time and hard work, and will be demonstrated not only in words, but in deeds, and I'm committed to working closely with Minister Le Drian on this crucial effort.

  3. Travis Lowe:

    I stand with the platform that most closely aligns with my faith and values. Those do not include the murder of babies in the womb, and not knowing which bathroom one should use and banning pronouns.

  4. Charles Li:

    I'm not saying we're doing anything and I'm not saying we are not doing anything. HKEx will be maintaining a lot of conversations to stay on top of the game, it is obviously a pretty major transaction and we will be watching it closely.

  5. Federal Judge Richard Story:

    The truth of the matter is that, under the press of business, when a judge in a busy trial court is presented with a consent order from parties resolving a matter, that order may be entered and perhaps not looked at as closely in terms of the effect on access.

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