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Adjective: closing  klow-zing
  1. Final or ending
    "the closing stages of the election"; "the closing weeks of the year"; "the closing scene of the film"; "closing remarks"
Noun: closing  klow-zing
  1. The act of closing something
    - shutting
  2. The last section of a communication
    "in closing I want to say...";
    - conclusion, end, close, ending
  3. Approaching a particular destination; a coming closer; a narrowing of a gap
    "the ship's rapid rate of closing gave them little time to avoid a collision";
    - closure
  4. Termination of operations
    "they regretted the closing of the day care centre";
    - closure, closedown, shutdown
  5. A concluding action
    - completion, culmination, windup, mop up
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 came together around her long lost relative"; "Her arms closed around her long lost relative"
  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"

Derived forms: closings

See also: concluding, final, last, terminal, terminative, year-end

Type of: approach, approaching, at hand, bar, barricade, block, block off, block up, blockade, cease, change state, close at hand, come near, come on, coming, complete, conclusion, draw close, draw near, end, ending, engage, fill, finish, go up, imminent, impendent, impending, join, motility, motion, move, movement, near, prosecute, pursue, section, stop, subdivision, terminate, termination, trade, turn

Antonym: open, opening

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

Encyclopedia: Closing

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