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Meaning & Definition of Close in English

English

Close

/kloʊs/

noun

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • stopping point
  • ,
  • finale
  • ,
  • finis
  • ,
  • finish
  • ,
  • last
  • ,
  • conclusion
  • ,
  • close

2. The last section of a communication

  • "In conclusion i want to say..."
    synonym:
  • conclusion
  • ,
  • end
  • ,
  • close
  • ,
  • closing
  • ,
  • ending

3. The concluding part of any performance

    synonym:
  • finale
  • ,
  • close
  • ,
  • closing curtain
  • ,
  • finis

verb

1. Move so that an opening or passage is obstructed

  • Make shut
  • "Close the door"
  • "Shut the window"
    synonym:
  • close
  • ,
  • shut

2. Become closed

  • "The windows closed with a loud bang"
    synonym:
  • close
  • ,
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • close up
  • ,
  • close
  • ,
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • close

5. Come to a close

  • "The concert closed with a nocturne by chopin"
    synonym:
  • conclude
  • ,
  • close

6. Complete a business deal, negotiation, or an agreement

  • "We closed on the house on friday"
  • "They closed the deal on the building"
    synonym:
  • close

7. Be priced or listed when trading stops

  • "The stock market closed high this friday"
  • "My new stocks closed at $59 last night"
    synonym:
  • close

8. Engage at close quarters

  • "Close with the enemy"
    synonym:
  • close

9. Cause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop

    synonym:
  • close

10. Change one's body stance so that the forward shoulder and foot are closer to the intended point of impact

    synonym:
  • close

11. Come together, as if in an embrace

  • "Her arms closed around her long lost relative"
    synonym:
  • close
  • ,
  • come together

12. Draw near

  • "The probe closed with the space station"
    synonym:
  • close

13. Bring together all the elements or parts of

  • "Management closed ranks"
    synonym:
  • close

14. Bar access to

  • "Due to the accident, the road had to be closed for several hours"
    synonym:
  • close

15. Fill or stop up

  • "Can you close the cracks with caulking?"
    synonym:
  • close
  • ,
  • fill up

16. Unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of

  • "Close the circuit"
  • "Close a wound"
  • "Close a book"
  • "Close up an umbrella"
    synonym:
  • close up
  • ,
  • close

17. Finish a game in baseball by protecting a lead

  • "The relief pitcher closed with two runs in the second inning"
    synonym:
  • close

adjective

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"
    synonym:
  • close

2. Close in relevance or relationship

  • "A close family"
  • "We are all...in close sympathy with..."
  • "Close kin"
  • "A close resemblance"
    synonym:
  • close

3. 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"
  • "Had a close call"
    synonym:
  • near
  • ,
  • close
  • ,
  • nigh

4. Rigorously attentive

  • Strict and thorough
  • "Close supervision"
  • "Paid close attention"
  • "A close study"
  • "Kept a close watch on expenditures"
    synonym:
  • close

5. Marked by fidelity to an original

  • "A close translation"
  • "A faithful copy of the portrait"
  • "A faithful rendering of the observed facts"
    synonym:
  • close
  • ,
  • faithful

6. (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched

  • "A close contest"
  • "A close election"
  • "A tight game"
    synonym:
  • close
  • ,
  • tight

7. Crowded

  • "Close quarters"
    synonym:
  • close
  • ,
  • confining

8. Lacking fresh air

  • "A dusty airless attic"
  • "The dreadfully close atmosphere"
  • "Hot and stuffy and the air was blue with smoke"
    synonym:
  • airless
  • ,
  • close
  • ,
  • stuffy
  • ,
  • unaired

9. Of textiles

  • "A close weave"
  • "Smooth percale with a very tight weave"
    synonym:
  • close
  • ,
  • tight

10. Strictly confined or guarded

  • "Kept under close custody"
    synonym:
  • close

11. Confined to specific persons

  • "A close secret"
    synonym:
  • close

12. Fitting closely but comfortably

  • "A close fit"
    synonym:
  • close
  • ,
  • snug
  • ,
  • close-fitting

13. Used of hair or haircuts

  • "A close military haircut"
    synonym:
  • close

14. Giving or spending with reluctance

  • "Our cheeseparing administration"
  • "Very close (or near) with his money"
  • "A penny-pinching miserly old man"
    synonym:
  • cheeseparing
  • ,
  • close
  • ,
  • near
  • ,
  • penny-pinching
  • ,
  • skinny

15. Inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information

  • "Although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it"
    synonym:
  • close
  • ,
  • closelipped
  • ,
  • closemouthed
  • ,
  • secretive
  • ,
  • tightlipped

adverb

1. 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"
  • "Don't get too close to the fire"
    synonym:
  • near
  • ,
  • nigh
  • ,
  • close

2. In an attentive manner

  • "He remained close on his guard"
    synonym:
  • close
  • ,
  • closely
  • ,
  • tight

Examples of using

I want to close the door.
What country is it close to?
I want to close the account.