close at hand

close at hand
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [verb klohz at hand]
    • /verb kloʊz æt hænd/
    • /kləʊz ət hænd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [verb klohz at hand]
    • /verb kloʊz æt hænd/

Definitions of close at hand words

  • adjective close at hand lying in the near future or vicinity; nearby or imminent. 1
  • adjective close at hand convenient, nearby 1
  • adjective close at hand imminent 1

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Parts of speech for Close at hand


close at hand popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 32% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 66% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

close at hand usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for close at hand

prep close at hand

  • beside — Something that is beside something else is at the side of it or next to it.
  • by — If something is done by a person or thing, that person or thing does it.
  • side by side — one of the surfaces forming the outside of or bounding a thing, or one of the lines bounding a geometric figure.
  • next to — immediately following in time, order, importance, etc.: the next day; the next person in line.
  • close — When you close something such as a door or lid or when it closes, it moves so that a hole, gap, or opening is covered.

adv close at hand

  • almost — You use almost to indicate that something is not completely the case but is nearly the case.
  • about — You use about to introduce who or what something relates to or concerns.
  • approximately — close to; around; roughly or in the region of
  • nearby — close at hand; not far off; adjacent; neighboring: a nearby village.
  • near — close; to a point or place not far away: Come near so I won't have to shout.

adj close at hand

  • accessible — If a place or building is accessible to people, it is easy for them to reach it or get into it. If an object is accessible, it is easy to reach.
  • available — If something you want or need is available, you can find it or obtain it.
  • handy — within easy reach; conveniently available; accessible: The aspirins are handy.
  • immediate — occurring or accomplished without delay; instant: an immediate reply.
  • adjacent — If one thing is adjacent to another, the two things are next to each other.

Antonyms for close at hand

prep close at hand

  • away — If someone or something moves or is moved away from a place, they move or are moved so that they are no longer there. If you are away from a place, you are not in the place where people expect you to be.

adj close at hand

  • inappropriate — not appropriate; not proper or suitable: an inappropriate dress for the occasion.
  • inconvenient — not easily accessible or at hand: The phone is in an inconvenient place.
  • ineffectual — not effectual; without satisfactory or decisive effect: an ineffectual remedy.
  • inopportune — not opportune; inappropriate; inconvenient; untimely or unseasonable: an inopportune visit.
  • unsuited — appropriate: She is suited to such a job.

adv close at hand

  • faraway — distant; remote: faraway lands.

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