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  Definition of Close
  1. the concluding part of any performance
  2. the last section of a communication; "in conclusion I want to say..."
  3. the temporal end; the concluding time; "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"
  4. finish a game in baseball by protecting a lead; "The relief pitcher closed with two runs in the second inning"
  5. complete a business deal, negotiation, or an agreement; "We closed on the house on Friday"; "They closed the deal on the building"
  6. unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of; "close the circuit"; "close a wound"
  7. move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut; "Close the door"; "shut the window"
  8. become closed; "The windows closed with a loud bang"
  9. fill or stop up; "Can you close the cracks with caulking?"
  10. bar access to; "Due to the accident, the road had to be closed for several hours"
  11. bring together all the elements or parts of; "Management closed ranks"
  12. draw near; "The probe closed with the space station"
  13. come together, as if in an embrace; "Her arms closed around her long lost relative"
  14. change one''s body stance so that the forward shoulder and foot are closer to the intended point of impact
  15. cause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop
  16. engage at close quarters; "close with the enemy"
  17. finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.); "The meeting was closed with a charge by the chairman of the board"
  18. cease to operate or cause to cease operating; "The owners decided to move and to close the factory"; "My business closes every night at 8 P.M."
  19. come to a close; "The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin"
  20. be priced or listed when trading stops; "The stock market closed high this Friday"; "My new stocks closed at $59 last night"
  21. marked by fidelity to an original; "a close translation"; "a faithful copy of the portrait"; "a faithful rendering of the observed facts"
  22. rigorously attentive; strict and thorough; "close supervision"; "paid close attention"; "a close study"; "kept a close watch on expenditures"
  23. not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances; "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";
  24. 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"
  25. close in relevance or relationship; "a close family"; "we are all...in close sympathy with..."; "close kin"; "a close resemblance"
  26. inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information; "although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it"
  27. crowded; "close quarters"
  28. (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched; "a close contest"; "a close election"; "a tight game"
  29. giving or spending with reluctance; "our cheeseparing administration"; "very close (or near) with his money"; "a penny-pinching miserly old man"
  30. used of hair or haircuts; "a close military haircut"
  31. fitting closely but comfortably; "a close fit"
  32. confined to specific persons; "a close secret"
  33. strictly confined or guarded; "kept under close custody"
  34. of textiles; "a close weave"; "smooth percale with a very tight weave"
  35. lacking fresh air; "a dusty airless attic"; "the dreadfully close atmosphere"; "hot and stuffy and the air was blue with smoke"
  36. near in time or place or relationship; "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";
  37. in an attentive manner; "he remained close on his guard"
Similar Words: finale, closing curtain, finis, conclusion, end, closing, ending, stopping point, finish, last, shut, fill up, come together, fold, shut down, close down, conclude, faithful, near, closelipped, closemouthed, secretive, tightlipped, confining, tight, cheeseparing, penny-pinching, snug, close-fitting, airless, stuffy, unaired, nigh, closely


See Also: lock in, lock away, lock, put away, shut up, shut away, lock up, enclose, inclose, shut in


Hyponyms: anticlimax, bathos, epilogue, epilog, peroration, finale, coda, snap, slat, slam, bang, shutter, draw, bung, seal, seal off, plug, stop up, secure, coapt, conglutinate, adjourn, withdraw, retire


Grouped Verbs: shut


Attributes: distance


Part Meronyms: narration, recital, yarn, address, speech


Derivational Morphology: conclude, end, terminate, stop, finish, cease, fold, shut down, close down, complete, closing, closure, shutter, shutting, blockage, occlusion, closedown, shutdown, stopping point, finale, finis, last, conclusion, completion, culmination, windup, mop up, closer, closing curtain, ending


Anagrams: socle


Language Translations:
Danish: lukke   Dutch: nabije and sluiten  
Esperanto: fermi and proksima   Finnish: läheinen and lopettaa and sulkea  
French: clore and fermer and proche   Galician: rematar  
Georgian: ახლო   German: nah and schließen  
Hebrew: לסגור and קרוב   Ido: Klozar and proxim  
Indonesian: dekat and tutup   Interlingua: clauder and proxime  
Italian: chiudere and concludere and vicino   Japanese: 閉じる and 近い  
Korean: 닫다   Maltese: agħlaq and temm  
Norwegian: avslutte and lukke and nær   Polish: zamknąć  
Portuguese: fechar and próximo   Romanian: închide and termina  
Russian: близкий and закрывать   Slovene: blizu and zapreti  
Spanish: cerrar   Swedish: avsluta and nära and stänga  
Telugu: ముగించు and మూయు  
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