- superlative form of : most close.
- 1831, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Romance and Reality, volume 2, page 93:
- In sober seriousness, there is more poetry than truth in the sweet poem of Allan Cunningham—the Town and Country Child: witness the cheerful voices of the rosy faces to be met with in the smallest street and closest alley in London;...
- 1992, Rudolf M[athias] Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, New York, N.Y.: Columbia University Press, →ISBN, page 4:
- The closest affinities of the Jubulaceae are with the Lejeuneaceae. The two families share in common: (a) elaters usually 1-spiral, trumpet-shaped and fixed to the capsule valves, distally […]
- (archaic) second-person singular simple present form of