- 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"
- The last section of a communication.
- usage: "in conclusion I want to say..."
- The concluding part of any performance.
- Move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut.
- usage: "Close the door"; "shut the window"
- synonyms: shut
- Become closed.
- usage: "The windows closed with a loud bang"
- synonyms: shut
- Cease to operate or cause to cease operating.
- usage: "The owners decided to move and to close the factory"; "My business closes every night at 8 P. M."; "close up the shop"
- Finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.. )
- usage: "The meeting was closed with a charge by the chairman of the board"
- Come to a close.
- usage: "The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin"
- synonyms: conclude
- Complete a business deal, negotiation, or an agreement.
- usage: "We closed on the house on Friday"; "They closed the deal on the building"
- Be priced or listed when trading stops.
- usage: "The stock market closed high this Friday"; "My new stocks closed at $59 last night"
- Engage at close quarters.
- usage: "close with the enemy"
- Cause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop.
- Change one's body stance so that the forward shoulder and foot are closer to the intended point of impact.
- Come together, as if in an embrace.
- usage: "Her arms closed around her long lost relative"
- synonyms: come together
- Draw near.
- usage: "The probe closed with the space station"
- Bring together all the elements or parts of.
- usage: "Management closed ranks"
- Bar access to.
- usage: "Due to the accident, the road had to be closed for several hours"
- Fill or stop up.
- usage: "Can you close the cracks with caulking"
- synonyms: fill up
- 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"
- synonyms: close up
- Finish a game in baseball by protecting a lead.
- usage: "The relief pitcher closed with two runs in the second inning"
- 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"
- Close in relevance or relationship.
- usage: "a close family"; "we are all... In close sympathy with..."; "close kin"; "a close resemblance"
- 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"
- Rigorously attentive; strict and thorough.
- usage: "close supervision"; "paid close attention"; "a close study"; "kept a close watch on expenditures"
- Marked by fidelity to an original.
- usage: "a close translation"; "a faithful copy of the portrait"; "a faithful rendering of the observed facts"
- synonyms: faithful
- Of a contest or contestants. ( evenly matched)
- usage: "a close contest"; "a close election"; "a tight game"
- synonyms: tight
- usage: "close quarters"
- synonyms: confining
- Lacking fresh air.
- usage: "a dusty airless attic"; "the dreadfully close atmosphere"; "hot and stuffy and the air was blue with smoke"
- Of textiles.
- usage: "a close weave"; "smooth percale with a very tight weave"
- synonyms: tight
- Strictly confined or guarded.
- usage: "kept under close custody"
- Confined to specific persons.
- usage: "a close secret"
- Fitting closely but comfortably.
- usage: "a close fit"
- Used of hair or haircuts.
- usage: "a close military haircut"
- Giving or spending with reluctance.
- usage: "our cheeseparing administration"; "very close (or near) with his money"; "a penny-pinching miserly old man"
- Inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information.
- usage: "although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it"
- Near in time or place or relationship.
- usage: "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"
- In an attentive manner.
- usage: "he remained close on his guard"
WordNet 3.0 © 2006 by Princeton University
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