nearby; adjacent; neighboring.

Origin of close-by

First recorded in 1620–30 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of closeby

  • "It is a will," said Mr. Closeby, as he rolled out a sheet of parchment he had taken the precaution to bring.

    Tried for Her Life

    Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth