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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klohs-bahy]
    • /ˈkloʊsˈbaɪ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klohs-bahy]
    • /ˈkloʊsˈbaɪ/

Definitions of closeby word

  • adjective closeby nearby; adjacent; neighboring. 1
  • noun closeby Alternative form of close by. 1

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Origin of closeby

First appearance:

before 1620
One of the 42% oldest English words
First recorded in 1620-30

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Parts of speech for Closeby


closeby popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 44% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

closeby usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for closeby

adj closeby

  • 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 closeby

adj closeby

  • 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.

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