Definitions for close

Definitions for (noun) close

Main entry: finale, finis, close, closing curtain

Definition: the concluding part of any performance

Main entry: close, closing, conclusion, end, ending

Definition: the last section of a communication

Usage: in conclusion I want to say...

Main entry: conclusion, finale, finis, finish, last, stopping point, close

Definition: the temporal end; the concluding time

Usage: the stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell; the market was up at the finish; they were playing better at the close of the season

Definitions for (verb) close

Main entry: close

Definition: finish a game in baseball by protecting a lead

Usage: The relief pitcher closed with two runs in the second inning

Main entry: close

Definition: complete a business deal, negotiation, or an agreement

Usage: We closed on the house on Friday; They closed the deal on the building

Main entry: close, close up

Definition: unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of

Usage: close the circuit; close a wound; close a book; close up an umbrella

Main entry: close, shut

Definition: move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut

Usage: Close the door; shut the window

Main entry: close, shut

Definition: become closed

Usage: The windows closed with a loud bang

Main entry: fill up, close

Definition: fill or stop up

Usage: Can you close the cracks with caulking?

Main entry: close

Definition: bar access to

Usage: Due to the accident, the road had to be closed for several hours

Main entry: close

Definition: bring together all the elements or parts of

Usage: Management closed ranks

Main entry: close

Definition: draw near

Usage: The probe closed with the space station

Main entry: close, come together

Definition: come together, as if in an embrace

Usage: Her arms closed around her long lost relative

Main entry: close

Definition: change one's body stance so that the forward shoulder and foot are closer to the intended point of impact

Main entry: close

Definition: cause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop

Main entry: close

Definition: engage at close quarters

Usage: close with the enemy

Main entry: close

Definition: finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.)

Usage: The meeting was closed with a charge by the chairman of the board

Main entry: close, close down, close up, shut down, fold

Definition: cease to operate or cause to cease operating

Usage: The owners decided to move and to close the factory; My business closes every night at 8 P.M.; close up the shop

Main entry: close, conclude

Definition: come to a close

Usage: The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin

Main entry: close

Definition: be priced or listed when trading stops

Usage: The stock market closed high this Friday; My new stocks closed at $59 last night

Definitions for (adj) close

Main entry: faithful, close

Definition: marked by fidelity to an original

Usage: a close translation; a faithful copy of the portrait; a faithful rendering of the observed facts

Main entry: close

Definition: rigorously attentive; strict and thorough

Usage: close supervision; paid close attention; a close study; kept a close watch on expenditures

Main entry: near, nigh, close

Definition: not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances

Usage: near neighbors; in the near future; they are near equals; his nearest approach to success; a very near thing; a near hit by the bomb; she was near tears; she was close to tears; had a close call

Main entry: close

Definition: at or within a short distance in space or time or having elements near each other

Usage: close to noon; how close are we to town?; a close formation of ships

Main entry: close

Definition: close in relevance or relationship

Usage: a close family; we are close sympathy with...; close kin; a close resemblance

Main entry: close, closelipped, closemouthed, tightlipped, secretive

Definition: inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information

Usage: although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it

Main entry: close, confining

Definition: crowded

Usage: close quarters

Main entry: tight, close

Definition: (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched

Usage: a close contest; a close election; a tight game

Main entry: cheeseparing, close, near, penny-pinching, skinny

Definition: giving or spending with reluctance

Usage: our cheeseparing administration; very close (or near) with his money; a penny-pinching miserly old man

Main entry: close

Definition: used of hair or haircuts

Usage: a close military haircut

Main entry: close, close-fitting, snug

Definition: fitting closely but comfortably

Usage: a close fit

Main entry: close

Definition: confined to specific persons

Usage: a close secret

Main entry: close

Definition: strictly confined or guarded

Usage: kept under close custody

Main entry: close, tight

Definition: of textiles

Usage: a close weave; smooth percale with a very tight weave

Main entry: airless, unaired, stuffy, close

Definition: lacking fresh air

Usage: a dusty airless attic; the dreadfully close atmosphere; hot and stuffy and the air was blue with smoke

Definitions for (adv) close

Main entry: near, nigh, close

Definition: near in time or place or relationship

Usage: as the wedding day drew near; stood near the door; don't shoot until they come near; getting near to the true explanation; her mother is always near; The end draws nigh; the bullet didn't come close; don't get too close to the fire

Main entry: tight, close, closely

Definition: in an attentive manner

Usage: he remained close on his guard

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