[kləʊs] or [kloz]


(verb.) finish a game in baseball by protecting a lead; 'The relief pitcher closed with two runs in the second inning'.

(verb.) complete a business deal, negotiation, or an agreement; 'We closed on the house on Friday'; 'They closed the deal on the building'.

(verb.) move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut; 'Close the door'; 'shut the window'.

(verb.) become closed; 'The windows closed with a loud bang'.

(verb.) bar access to; 'Due to the accident, the road had to be closed for several hours'.

(verb.) change one's body stance so that the forward shoulder and foot are closer to the intended point of impact.

(verb.) finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.); 'The meeting was closed with a charge by the chairman of the board'.

(verb.) be priced or listed when trading stops; 'The stock market closed high this Friday'; 'My new stocks closed at $59 last night'.

(verb.) cause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop.

(verb.) bring together all the elements or parts of; 'Management closed ranks'.

(verb.) draw near; 'The probe closed with the space station'.

(verb.) engage at close quarters; 'close with the enemy'.

(verb.) fill or stop up; 'Can you close the cracks with caulking?'.

(verb.) come together, as if in an embrace; 'Her arms closed around her long lost relative'.

(adj.) marked by fidelity to an original; 'a close translation'; 'a faithful copy of the portrait'; 'a faithful rendering of the observed facts' .

(adj.) rigorously attentive; strict and thorough; 'close supervision'; 'paid close attention'; 'a close study'; 'kept a close watch on expenditures' .

(adj.) at or within a short distance in space or time or having elements near each other; 'close to noon'; 'how close are we to town?'; 'a close formation of ships' .

(adj.) close in relevance or relationship; 'a close family'; 'we are close sympathy with...'; 'close kin'; 'a close resemblance' .

(adj.) inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information; 'although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it' .

(adj.) crowded; 'close quarters' .

(adj.) (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched; 'a close contest'; 'a close election'; 'a tight game' .

(adj.) used of hair or haircuts; 'a close military haircut' .

(adj.) fitting closely but comfortably; 'a close fit' .

(adj.) confined to specific persons; 'a close secret' .

(adj.) strictly confined or guarded; 'kept under close custody' .

(adj.) of textiles; 'a close weave'; 'smooth percale with a very tight weave' .

(adv.) in an attentive manner; 'he remained close on his guard'.

Checked by Cecily--From WordNet


(n.) To stop, or fill up, as an opening; to shut; as, to close the eyes; to close a door.

(n.) To bring together the parts of; to consolidate; as, to close the ranks of an army; -- often used with up.

(n.) To bring to an end or period; to conclude; to complete; to finish; to end; to consummate; as, to close a bargain; to close a course of instruction.

(n.) To come or gather around; to inclose; to encompass; to confine.

(v. i.) To come together; to unite or coalesce, as the parts of a wound, or parts separated.

(v. i.) To end, terminate, or come to a period; as, the debate closed at six o'clock.

(v. i.) To grapple; to engage in hand-to-hand fight.

(n.) The manner of shutting; the union of parts; junction.

(n.) Conclusion; cessation; ending; end.

(n.) A grapple in wrestling.

(n.) The conclusion of a strain of music; cadence.

(n.) A double bar marking the end.

(v. t.) An inclosed place; especially, a small field or piece of land surrounded by a wall, hedge, or fence of any kind; -- specifically, the precinct of a cathedral or abbey.

(v. t.) A narrow passage leading from a street to a court, and the houses within.

(v. t.) The interest which one may have in a piece of ground, even though it is not inclosed.

(v. t.) Shut fast; closed; tight; as, a close box.

(v. t.) Narrow; confined; as, a close alley; close quarters.

(v. t.) Oppressive; without motion or ventilation; causing a feeling of lassitude; -- said of the air, weather, etc.

(v. t.) Strictly confined; carefully quarded; as, a close prisoner.

(v. t.) Out of the way observation; secluded; secret; hidden.

(v. t.) Disposed to keep secrets; secretive; reticent.

(v. t.) Having the parts near each other; dense; solid; compact; as applied to bodies; viscous; tenacious; not volatile, as applied to liquids.

(v. t.) Concise; to the point; as, close reasoning.

(v. t.) Adjoining; near; either in space; time, or thought; -- often followed by to.

(v. t.) Short; as, to cut grass or hair close.

(v. t.) Intimate; familiar; confidential.

(v. t.) Nearly equal; almost evenly balanced; as, a close vote.

(v. t.) Difficult to obtain; as, money is close.

(v. t.) Parsimonious; stingy.

(v. t.) Adhering strictly to a standard or original; exact; strict; as, a close translation.

(v. t.) Accurate; careful; precise; also, attentive; undeviating; strict; not wandering; as, a close observer.

(v. t.) Uttered with a relatively contracted opening of the mouth, as certain sounds of e and o in French, Italian, and German; -- opposed to open.

(adv.) In a close manner.

(adv.) Secretly; darkly.

Checker: Thelma

Synonyms and Synonymous

v. a. [1]. Shut, shut up.[2]. Stop, obstruct, choke, stop up.[3]. Conclude, finish, terminate, end, complete, bring to a period.

v. n. [1]. Unite, coalesce, come together, be brought together.[2]. Terminate, end, be concluded.

n. End, conclusion, termination.

a. [1]. Tight, closed, shut fast.[2]. Hidden, secret, private.[3]. Reserved, taciturn, reticent, secretive, not communicative, of few words.[4]. Retired, withdrawn, concealed, secluded, pent up.[5]. Confined, stagnant, motionless.[6]. Oppressive, uncomfortable.[7]. Dense, compact, solid, compressed, firm, thick.[8]. Near, approaching nearly.[9]. Intense, intent, unremitting, earnest, fixed.[10]. Faithful, accurate, precise, exact, strict, nice.[11]. Parsimonious, stingy, penurious, miserly, niggardly, close-fisted, close-handed, mean, illiberal, ungenerous.

Edited by Gertrude

Synonyms and Antonyms

SYN:Narrow, limited, restricted, condensed, packed, secret, compressed, solid,firm, compact, reserved, niggardly, shut, fast, dense

ANT:Wide, open, ample, spacious, airy, unconfined, dispersed, rarefied, subtle,vaporous, patent, public, advertised, open-handed, liberal, frank

SYN:Shut, conclude, stop, complete

ANT:Open, initiate, conduct, protract

Checked by Gregory


adj. shut up: with no opening: confined unventilated: stifling: narrow: stingy: near in time or place: intimate: compact as opposed to discursive: crowded: hidden: reserved: private: secret.—adv. in a close manner: tightly; nearly: densely.—n. an enclosed place: a small enclosed field: a narrow passage of a street: the precinct of a cathedral.—adjs. Close′-band′ed closely united; Close′-barred firmly closed; Close′-bod′ied fitting close to the body.—n. Close′-corporā′tion a corporation which fills up its own vacancies without outside interference.—adjs. Close′-fist′ed Close′-hand′ed penurious covetous; Close′-grained with the fibres &c. close together compact; Close′-hauled noting the trim of a ship when sailing as near as possible to the wind.—adv. Close′ly.—ns. Close′ness; Close′-stool a chamber utensil enclosed in a box or stool; Close′-sea′son Close′-time a time of the year when it is against the law to kill certain animals esp. game.—adj. Close′-tongued (Shak.) cautious in speaking.

v.t. to make close: to draw together and unite: to finish.—v.i. to come together: to grapple: to come to an end (with).—n. the manner or time of closing: a pause or stop: the end: junction: (Shak.) encounter.—ns. Clos′er one who concludes; Clos′ing enclosing: ending: agreement; Clos′ure the act of closing: the end: the stopping of a debate in the House of Commons by the vote of the House.—Close a bargain to make an agreement; Close with to accede to: to grapple with.—With closed doors in private the public being excluded as in special cases in court &c.

Edited by Enrico


Typed by Cecil


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