definition 1: carefully and with attention.
example: I have some important news, so listen closely.
example: The medical students watched closely as the surgeon operated.
definition 2: at a short distance from or behind.
example: The detective followed the suspect closely without being seen.
definition 3: strongly or inextricably.
example: These two ideas are closely linked.
example: The sisters closely resemble each other.
example: Diet and health are closely related.
le jih sleI tihv [or] le jih sleI tiv
definition: pertaining to the passing of laws or to a legislature.
example: Changing the law will require legislative action by the Congress.
example: The passing of the amendment to abolish slavery was the greatest legislative achievement of Lincoln’s administration.
1. to surround, bind, or encircle, as with a belt.
A wide sash girded her waist.
The area was girded by barbed wire fences.
2. to make (oneself) ready, as for a situation requiring skill, courage, or energy.
The soldiers girded themselves for action.
3. to supply or equip, as with force or ammunition.
The regiment was girded with cannon.
He faced his enemies girded only with the truth.
definition 1: of or relating to law.
example: He decided to go into the legal profession.
example: I can’t understand the legal language in this document.
definition 2: authorized or permitted by law.
example: She had to prove that she was the legal owner of the car.
example: Buying that type of weapon is not a legal act in that country.
example: Their divorce will not be legal until all the documents are filed with the clerk.
1. wary or mindful; cautious.
Chary investors should avoid this risky stock.
2. selective; fastidious.
He is chary about who reads his work.
3. bashful; timid.
She is chary of meeting new people.
4. not dispensing freely; sparing (often fol. by of).
She is chary of favors to mere acquaintances.