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Synonyms

local

adjective

in or related to the area that you live in, or to the particular area that you are talking about

close

adjective

only a short distance away, or separated by only a short distance

nearly

adverb

almost, or near to a particular amount of time, money, people, or things

beside

preposition

at the side of someone or something and close to them

close

adverb

only a short distance away

together

adverb

if you sew, stick, join etc things together, they form a continuous surface or they become permanently joined to each other

central

adjective

used for saying that something is in the middle of an area, so it is very convenient for using shops, theatres etc

at

preposition

sitting or standing close to something, especially in order to do something

around

adverb

in or close to a place or area

round

adverb

British in or close to a particular place or area

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about

adverb

in or close to an area

abreast

adverb

next to each other, facing or moving in the same direction

abutting

adjective

sharing a boundary

adjacent

adjective

next to or near something else

adjoining

adjective

next to and connected to another building, room, area etc

against

preposition

touching or hitting the surface of something

against

preposition

very close to and touching something, especially so that it is used as a support

a hop, skip, and a jump (from)

a short distance from somewhere

alongside

adverb

along the side of something, or close to the side of it

around/round the corner

not far away

at/by someone’s side

physically beside someone

at close quarters

formal from a position that is very close to someone or something

at hand

close to you and easy to reach

at someone’s elbow

beside someone

at someone’s heels

just behind someone

attached

adjective

joined or fixed to something

at your fingertips

near you, or available for you to use immediately

by

adverb

beside or close to someone or something

cheek by jowl

literary if two or more people or things are cheek by jowl, they are very close to each other

closely

adverb

with very little time or distance between one thing and another

close up

at, to, or from only a short distance away

commutable

adjective

a place that is commutable is close enough to allow you to travel there and back to work every day

connected

adjective

joined to each other or to something else

contiguous

adjective

formal next to each other, or joining each other

convenient

adjective

a convenient place is one that is near the place where you are and is easy to get to

coterminous

adjective

formal coterminous areas share a border

the general direction/area/location of something

an area near or towards something, though perhaps not at that exact place

handy

adjective

close to you and therefore easy to reach or get to

hard by

adverb

Britishold-fashioned very close to something

(hard/hot/close) on the heels of

following close behind someone or something

hard on someone’s heels

following close behind someone

hereabouts

adverb

spoken near this particular place

huddled

adjective

gathered close together in order to stay warm, feel safe, or talk

hyperlocal

adjective

hyperlocal news is news about someone's immediate surroundings, often written without the involvement of professional journalists

immediate

adjective

next to a place or person, or a very small distance away from them

in a body

close together in a single group

interlocking

adjective

joined together by means of parts that fit into other parts

in the shadow of

near in time or space to something

in your (own) backyard

in a place close to you, or in a situation that you are directly involved in

just behind/above/below etc

in a position very close to someone or something

level

adjective

next to someone or something, not behind them or further forwards than them

locally

adverb

in the area where you live or that you are talking about

near

adjective

close to someone or something

nearby

adjective

a nearby place is not far away

nearby

adverb

not far from where you are

neighboring

the American spelling of neighbouring

neighbour

noun

someone or something that is close to a particular person, place, or thing

neighbouring

adjective

near each other

next door

adjective

in the building, room, or position next to yours, or next to another

next-door

adjective

the next-door flat, garden, office etc is the one next to yours

next to

beside or very near to someone or something with no other person or thing in between

nr

abbreviation

near

off

adjective

near a particular street, road etc, but not directly on it

on the/your way

close to the road or path that you are using, and therefore convenient to visit

on/to one side

in a place that is not directly in front of you

on top of

very close to someone or something

on your doorstep

very close to where you live

ringside

adjective

near to the place where an event is happening, especially a boxing or wrestling match

side by side

used for saying that two things or people are directly next to each other

thereabouts

adverb

near a particular place, amount, time etc that has been mentioned, but not exactly

to hand

near where you are and therefore available to use

too close for comfort

nearer to you or more likely to affect you than you would like

towards

preposition

not far from a particular place or position

two/a few etc doors /down/up/along

used for saying how many rooms or houses you need to count before you come to the room or house you are talking about

united

adjective

joined together

warm

adjective

informal near the place where something is hidden

within cooee

Australian not far away

within easy walking/driving distance

close enough to walk/drive to in a short time

within hearing

near enough for you to hear

within/in earshot

close enough for you to hear

within spitting distance (of something)

next to or extremely near something

within striking distance (of something)

close enough to be reached, attacked, or achieved

within striking distance (of something)

close enough to reach, attack, or achieve something

within walking/driving etc distance

possible to reach by walking/driving etc

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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