Synonyms for close

Synonyms for (noun) close

Synonyms: finale, finis, close, closing curtain

Definition: the concluding part of any performance

Similar words: finish, finishing

Definition: the act of finishing

Usage: his best finish in a major tournament was third; the speaker's finishing was greeted with applause

Synonyms: close, closing, conclusion, end, ending

Definition: the last section of a communication

Usage: in conclusion I want to say...

Similar words: section, subdivision

Definition: a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical)

Usage: he always turns first to the business section; the history of this work is discussed in the next section

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: end, ending

Definition: the point in time at which something ends

Usage: the end of the year; the ending of warranty period

Synonyms for (verb) close

Synonyms: close

Definition: finish a game in baseball by protecting a lead

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

Similar words: finish, complete

Definition: come or bring to a finish or an end

Usage: He finished the dishes; She completed the requirements for her Master's Degree; The fastest runner finished the race in just over 2 hours; others finished in over 4 hours

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: end, terminate

Definition: bring to an end or halt

Usage: She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime; The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: join, bring together

Definition: cause to become joined or linked

Usage: join these two parts so that they fit together

Synonyms: close, shut

Definition: become closed

Usage: The windows closed with a loud bang

Similar words: turn, change state

Definition: undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

Usage: We turned from Socialism to Capitalism; The people turned against the President when he stole the election

Synonyms: fill up, close

Definition: fill or stop up

Usage: Can you close the cracks with caulking?

Similar words: fill

Definition: plug with a substance

Usage: fill a cavity

Synonyms: close

Definition: bar access to

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

Similar words: stop, bar, barricade, block, block off, block up, blockade

Definition: render unsuitable for passage

Usage: block the way; barricade the streets; stop the busy road

Synonyms: close

Definition: bring together all the elements or parts of

Usage: Management closed ranks

Similar words: join, bring together

Definition: cause to become joined or linked

Usage: join these two parts so that they fit together

Synonyms: close

Definition: draw near

Usage: The probe closed with the space station

Similar words: come near, come on, go up, near, draw close, draw near, approach

Definition: move towards

Usage: We were approaching our destination; They are drawing near; The enemy army came nearer and nearer

Synonyms: close, come together

Definition: come together, as if in an embrace

Usage: Her arms closed around her long lost relative

Similar words: move

Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right

Synonyms: close

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

Similar words: move

Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right

Synonyms: close

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

Similar words: terminate, end

Definition: be the end of; be the last or concluding part of

Usage: This sad scene ended the movie

Synonyms: close

Definition: engage at close quarters

Usage: close with the enemy

Similar words: prosecute, pursue, engage

Definition: carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in

Usage: She pursued many activities; They engaged in a discussion

Synonyms: close

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

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

Similar words: end, terminate

Definition: bring to an end or halt

Usage: She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime; The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I

Synonyms: close, conclude

Definition: come to a close

Usage: The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin

Similar words: cease, stop, terminate, finish, end

Definition: have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical

Usage: the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed; Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other; My property ends by the bushes; The symphony ends in a pianissimo

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: trade

Definition: be traded at a certain price or under certain conditions

Usage: The stock traded around $20 a share

Synonyms for (adj) close

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: accurate

Definition: conforming exactly or almost exactly to fact or to a standard or performing with total accuracy

Usage: an accurate reproduction; the accounting was accurate; accurate measurements; an accurate scale

Synonyms: close

Definition: rigorously attentive; strict and thorough

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

Similar words: careful

Definition: exercising caution or showing care or attention

Usage: they were careful when crossing the busy street; be careful to keep her shoes clean; did very careful research; careful art restorers; careful of the rights of others; careful about one's behavior

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: adjacent

Definition: near or close to but not necessarily touching

Usage: lands adjacent to the mountains; New York and adjacent cities

Similar words: nearby

Definition: close at hand

Usage: the nearby towns; concentrated his study on the nearby planet Venus

Similar words: warm

Definition: of a seeker; near to the object sought

Usage: you're getting warm; hot on the trail

Similar words: hot

Definition: of a seeker; very near to the object sought

Usage: you are hot

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: next, adjacent, side by side

Definition: nearest in space or position; immediately adjoining without intervening space

Usage: had adjacent rooms; in the next room; the person sitting next to me; our rooms were side by side

Similar words: ambient

Definition: completely enveloping

Usage: the ambient air; ambient sound; the ambient temperature

Similar words: appressed, adpressed

Definition: pressed close to or lying flat against something

Usage: adpressed hairs along the plant's stem; igneous rocks...closely appressed by this force-L.V.Pirsson

Similar words: approximate, close together

Definition: located close together

Usage: with heads close together; approximate leaves grow together but are not united

Similar words: close at hand, at hand, imminent, impendent, impending

Definition: close in time; about to occur

Usage: retribution is at hand; some people believe the day of judgment is close at hand; in imminent danger; his impending retirement

Similar words: at hand, close at hand

Definition: close in space; within reach

Usage: the town is close at hand

Similar words: close-hauled

Definition: having the sails trimmed for sailing as close to the wind as possible

Similar words: close set, close-set

Definition: set close together

Usage: close-set eyes; close-set teeth; her eyes are close set

Similar words: immediate, contiguous

Definition: very close or connected in space or time

Usage: contiguous events; immediate contact; the immediate vicinity; the immediate past

Similar words: encompassing, circumferent, surrounding

Definition: closely encircling

Usage: encompassing mountain ranges; the surrounding countryside

Similar words: enveloping

Definition: surrounding and closing in on or hemming in

Usage: the army's enveloping maneuver

Similar words: hand-to-hand

Definition: being at close quarters

Usage: hand-to-hand fighting

Similar words: juxtaposed

Definition: placed side by side often for comparison

Usage: juxtaposed pictures

Similar words: nestled, snuggled

Definition: drawn or pressed close to someone or something for or as if for affection or protection

Usage: saw a number of small houses nestled against the hillside; like a baby snuggled in its mother's arms

Similar words: proximate

Definition: very close in space or time

Usage: proximate words; proximate houses

Similar words: scalelike

Definition: reduced to a small appressed thing that resembles a scale

Usage: scalelike leaves

Similar words: walk-to, walking

Definition: close enough to be walked to

Usage: walking distance; the factory with the big parking more convenient than the walk-to factory

Synonyms: close

Definition: close in relevance or relationship

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

Similar words: approximate, near

Definition: very close in resemblance

Usage: sketched in an approximate likeness; a near likeness

Similar words: boon

Definition: very close and convivial

Usage: boon companions

Similar words: buddy-buddy, chummy, thick

Definition: (used informally) associated on close terms

Usage: a close friend; the bartender was chummy with the regular customers; the two were thick as thieves for months

Similar words: close-knit, closely knit

Definition: held together as by social or cultural ties

Usage: a close-knit family; close-knit little villages; the group was closely knit

Similar words: confidential

Definition: denoting confidence or intimacy

Usage: a confidential approach; in confidential tone of voice

Similar words: cozy

Definition: suggesting connivance

Usage: a cozy arrangement with the police

Similar words: dear, near, good

Definition: with or in a close or intimate relationship

Usage: a good friend; my sisters and brothers are near and dear

Similar words: intimate, familiar

Definition: having mutual interests or affections; of established friendship

Usage: on familiar terms; pretending she is on an intimate footing with those she slanders

Similar words: intimate

Definition: marked by close acquaintance, association, or familiarity

Usage: intimate friend; intimate relations between economics, politics, and legal principles - V.L. Parrington

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: uncommunicative, incommunicative

Definition: not inclined to talk or give information or express opinions

Synonyms: close, confining

Definition: crowded

Usage: close quarters

Similar words: confined

Definition: not free to move about

Synonyms: tight, close

Definition: (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched

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

Similar words: equal

Definition: having the same quantity, value, or measure as another

Usage: on equal terms; all men are equal before the law

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: ungenerous, stingy

Definition: unwilling to spend

Usage: she practices economy without being stingy; an ungenerous response to the appeal for funds

Synonyms: close

Definition: used of hair or haircuts

Usage: a close military haircut

Similar words: short

Definition: (primarily spatial sense) having little length or lacking in length

Usage: short skirts; short hair; the board was a foot short; a short toss

Synonyms: close, close-fitting, snug

Definition: fitting closely but comfortably

Usage: a close fit

Similar words: tight

Definition: closely constrained or constricted or constricting

Usage: tight skirts; he hated tight starched collars; fingers closed in a tight fist; a tight feeling in his chest

Synonyms: close

Definition: confined to specific persons

Usage: a close secret

Similar words: private

Definition: confined to particular persons or groups or providing privacy

Usage: a private place; private discussions; private lessons; a private club; a private secretary; private property; the former President is now a private citizen; public figures struggle to maintain a private life

Synonyms: close

Definition: strictly confined or guarded

Usage: kept under close custody

Similar words: restrained

Definition: under restraint

Synonyms: close, tight

Definition: of textiles

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

Similar words: fine

Definition: of textures that are smooth to the touch or substances consisting of relatively small particles

Usage: wood with a fine grain; fine powdery snow; fine rain; batiste is a cotton fabric with a fine weave; covered with a fine film of dust

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: unventilated

Definition: not ventilated

Usage: stuffy unventilated rooms

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