closeness closeness  /ˈkloʊs nɪs/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a feeling of being intimate and belonging together
  2. (n) the quality of being close and poorly ventilated
  3. (n) the spatial property resulting from a relatively small distance
  4. (n) extreme stinginess
  5. (n) characterized by a lack of openness (especially about one's actions or purposes)
  6. (n) close or warm friendship

News

  1. Man: 3-D movie improved my vision

    Trees once looked like green panels for Bruce Bridgeman. He'd have to move his head to gauge the relative closeness of objects.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: ABC 15 Phoenix

  2. Man: 3-D movie changed my sight for the better

    Trees once looked like green panels for Bruce Bridgeman. He'd have to move his head to gauge the relative closeness of objects.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: CNN

  3. TV Picks: 'Futurama,' 'The Hustle,' child activists, 'Wilfred'

    "Futurama" (Comedy Central, Wednesdays). Science fiction and comedy are "like that." (Writer crosses fingers to indicate closeness.) Each takes emerging facts to their extreme, often absurd conclusions; both are fundamentally philosophical — though each has time for exhilarating idiocy — and in imagining what might be, each takes the measure of what is. "1984" was about "1948," and "Brave New ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

Quotes

  1. "I assure you ...... of my closeness at this time, as you prepare to celebrate the great deeds of the Almighty," Benedict said.
    on Apr 17, 2008 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "Our families were close," Ensign said. "That closeness put me into situations which led to my inappropriate behavior. We caused deep pain to both families and for that I am sorry."
    on Jun 16, 2009 By: John Ensign Source: Washington Post

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