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Verb: close  klowz
  1. Move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut
    "Close the door";
    - shut
     
  2. Stop being open; become shut or obstructed
    "The windows closed with a loud bang";
    - shut
     
  3. 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."; "close up the shop"; "close down the shop";
    - close up, fold, shut down, close down
     
  4. Finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.)
    "The meeting was closed with a charge by the chairman of the board"
     
  5. Finish in a particular way or with a particular event
    "The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin";
    - conclude
     
  6. Complete a business deal, negotiation, or an agreement
    "We closed on the house on Friday"; "They closed the deal on the building"
     
  7. Be priced or listed when trading stops
    "The stock market closed high this Friday"; "My new stocks closed at $59 last night"
     
  8. Engage at close quarters
    "close with the enemy"
     
  9. Cause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop
     
  10. (ball game) change one's body stance so that the forward shoulder and foot are closer to the intended point of impact
     
  11. Come together, as if in an embrace
    "Her arms closed around her long lost relative";
    - come together
     
  12. Draw near
    "The probe closed with the space station"
     
  13. Bring together all the elements or parts of
    "Management closed ranks"
     
  14. Bar access to
    "Due to the accident, the road had to be closed for several hours"
     
  15. Fill or stop up
    "Can you close the cracks with caulking?";
    - fill up
     
  16. Unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of
    "close the circuit"; "close a wound"; "close up an umbrella";
    - close up
     
  17. Finish a game in baseball by protecting a lead
    "The relief pitcher closed with two runs in the second inning"
Adjective: close (closer,closest)  klowz
  1. 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"
     
  2. Close in relevance or relationship
    "a close family"; "we are all...in close sympathy with..."; "close kin"; "a close resemblance"
     
  3. Not far distant in time, space, degree or circumstances
    "she was close to tears"; "had a close call";
    - near, nigh
     
  4. Rigorously attentive; strict and thorough
    "close supervision"; "paid close attention"; "a close study"; "kept a close watch on expenditures"
     
  5. Marked by fidelity to an original
    "a close translation";
    - faithful
     
  6. (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched
    "a close contest";
    - tight
     
  7. In close proximity; crowded
    "close quarters";
    - confining
     
  8. Lacking fresh air
    "the dreadfully close atmosphere";
    - airless, stuffy, unaired
     
  9. (of textiles) having little space between threads; dense
    "a close weave";
    - tight
     
  10. Strictly confined or guarded
    "kept under close custody"
     
  11. Confined to specific persons
    "a close secret"
     
  12. Fitting closely but comfortably
    "a close fit";
    - snug, close-fitting
     
  13. Used of hair or haircuts
    "a close military haircut"
     
  14. Giving or spending with reluctance
    "very close with his money";
    - cheeseparing, near, penny-pinching, skinny
     
  15. Inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information
    "although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it";
    - closelipped, closemouthed, secretive, tightlipped
Adverb: close  klowz
  1. Not far away in position, relationship or time
    "the bullet didn't come close"; "don't get too close to the fire";
    - near, nigh
     
  2. In an attentive manner
    "he remained close on his guard";
    - closely, tight
Noun: close  klowz
  1. The temporal end; the concluding time
    "they were playing better at the close of the season";
    - stopping point, finale, finis, finish, last, conclusion
     
  2. The last section of a communication
    - conclusion, end, closing, ending
     
  3. The concluding part of any performance
    - finale, closing curtain, finis

Sounds like: cloze

Derived forms: closing, closest, closer, closes, closed

See also: accurate, adjacent, adpressed, ambient, appressed, approach, approaching, approximate, at hand, boon, buddy-buddy, careful, chummy, circumferent, close at hand, close set, close together, close-hauled, close-knit, closely knit, close-set, coming, confidential, confined, contiguous, cosy [Brit, Cdn], cozy [N. Amer], dear, distance, encompassing, enveloping, equal, familiar, fine, good, hand-to-hand, hot, immediate, imminent, impendent, impending, incommunicative, intimate, juxtaposed, near, nearby, nestled, next, private, proximate, restrained, scalelike, short, side by side, snuggled, stingy, surrounding, thick, tight, uncommunicative, ungenerous, unventilated, walking, walk-to, warm

Type of: approach, bar, barricade, block, block off, block up, blockade, bring together, cease, change state, come near, come on, complete, draw close, draw near, end, ending, engage, fill, finish, finishing, go up, join, move, near, prosecute, pursue, section, stop, subdivision, terminate, trade, turn

Antonym: distant, open

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

Encyclopedia: Close, Glenn