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    close - Dictionary definition and meaning for word close

    Definition
    (noun) the temporal end; the concluding time
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (noun) the last section of a communication
    Synonyms : closing , conclusion , end , ending
    Example Sentence
    • in conclusion I want to say...
    Definition
    (noun) the concluding part of any performance
    Synonyms : closing curtain , finale , finis
    Definition
    (verb) move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut
    Synonyms : shut
    Example Sentence
    • Close the door
    • shut the window
    Definition
    (verb) become closed
    Synonyms : shut
    Example Sentence
    • The windows closed with a loud bang
    Definition
    (verb) cease to operate or cause to cease operating
    Synonyms : close down , close up , fold , shut down
    Example Sentence
    • The owners decided to move and to close the factory
    • My business closes every night at 8 P.M.
    • close up the shop
    Definition
    (verb) finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.)
    Example Sentence
    • The meeting was closed with a charge by the chairman of the board
    Definition
    (verb) come to a close
    Synonyms : conclude
    Example Sentence
    • The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin
    Definition
    (verb) complete a business deal, negotiation, or an agreement
    Example Sentence
    • We closed on the house on Friday
    • They closed the deal on the building
    Definition
    (verb) be priced or listed when trading stops
    Example Sentence
    • The stock market closed high this Friday
    • My new stocks closed at $59 last night
    Definition
    (verb) engage at close quarters
    Example Sentence
    • close with the enemy
    Definition
    (verb) cause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop Definition
    (verb) change one's body stance so that the forward shoulder and foot are closer to the intended point of impact Definition
    (verb) come together, as if in an embrace
    Synonyms : come together
    Example Sentence
    • Her arms closed around her long lost relative
    Definition
    (verb) draw near
    Example Sentence
    • The probe closed with the space station
    Definition
    (verb) bring together all the elements or parts of
    Example Sentence
    • Management closed ranks
    Definition
    (verb) bar access to
    Example Sentence
    • Due to the accident, the road had to be closed for several hours
    Definition
    (verb) fill or stop up
    Synonyms : fill up
    Example Sentence
    • Can you close the cracks with caulking?
    Definition
    (verb) unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of
    Synonyms : close up
    Example Sentence
    • close the circuit
    • close a wound
    • close a book
    • close up an umbrella
    Definition
    (verb) finish a game in baseball by protecting a lead
    Example Sentence
    • The relief pitcher closed with two runs in the second inning
    Definition
    (adj) at or within a short distance in space or time or having elements near each other
    Example Sentence
    • close to noon
    • how close are we to town?
    • a close formation of ships
    Definition
    (adj) close in relevance or relationship
    Example Sentence
    • a close family
    • we are all...in close sympathy with...
    • close kin
    • a close resemblance
    Definition
    (adj) not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances
    Synonyms : near , nigh
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (adj) rigorously attentive; strict and thorough
    Example Sentence
    • close supervision
    • paid close attention
    • a close study
    • kept a close watch on expenditures
    Definition
    (adj) marked by fidelity to an original
    Synonyms : faithful
    Example Sentence
    • a close translation
    • a faithful copy of the portrait
    • a faithful rendering of the observed facts
    Definition
    (adj) (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched
    Synonyms : tight
    Example Sentence
    • a close contest
    • a close election
    • a tight game
    Definition
    (adj) crowded
    Synonyms : confining
    Example Sentence
    • close quarters
    Definition
    (adj) lacking fresh air
    Synonyms : airless , stuffy , unaired
    Example Sentence
    • a dusty airless attic
    • the dreadfully close atmosphere
    • hot and stuffy and the air was blue with smoke
    Definition
    (adj) of textiles
    Synonyms : tight
    Example Sentence
    • a close weave
    • smooth percale with a very tight weave
    Definition
    (adj) strictly confined or guarded
    Example Sentence
    • kept under close custody
    Definition
    (adj) confined to specific persons
    Example Sentence
    • a close secret
    Definition
    (adj) fitting closely but comfortably
    Synonyms : close-fitting , snug
    Example Sentence
    • a close fit
    Definition
    (adj) used of hair or haircuts
    Example Sentence
    • a close military haircut
    Definition
    (adj) giving or spending with reluctance
    Example Sentence
    • our cheeseparing administration
    • very close (or near) with his money
    • a penny-pinching miserly old man
    Definition
    (adj) inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information
    Example Sentence
    • although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it
    Definition
    (adv) near in time or place or relationship
    Synonyms : near , nigh
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (adv) in an attentive manner
    Synonyms : closely , tight
    Example Sentence
    • he remained close on his guard
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