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Definition of close
- Close adj
- 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" [ant: {distant}]
- Close in relevance or relationship; "a close family"; "we are all...in close sympathy with..."; "close kin"; "a close resemblance" [ant: {distant}]
- 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" [syn: {near}] [ant: {far}]
- Rigorously attentive; strict and thorough; "close supervision"; "paid close attention"; "a close study"; "kept a close watch on expenditures"
- Marked by fidelity to an original; "a close translation"; "a faithful copy of the portrait"; "a faithful rendering of the observed facts" [syn: {faithful}]
- (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched; "a close contest"; "a close election"; "a tight game" [syn: {tight}]
- Crowded; "close quarters" [syn: {confining}]
- Lacking fresh air; "a dusty airless attic"; "the dreadfully close atmosphere"; "hot and stuffy and the air was blue with smoke" [syn: {airless}, {stuffy}, {unaired}]
- Of textiles; "a close weave"; "smooth percale with a very tight weave" [syn: {tight}]
- Strictly confined or guarded; "kept under close custody"
- Confined to specific persons; "a close secret"
- Fitting closely but comfortably; "a close fit" [syn: {snug}, {close-fitting}]
- Used of hair or haircuts; "a close military haircut"
- Giving or spending with reluctance; "our cheeseparing administration"; "very close (or near) with his money"; "a penny-pinching miserly old man" [syn: {cheeseparing}, {near}, {penny-pinching}]
- Inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information; "although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it" [syn: {closelipped}, {closemouthed}, {secretive}, {tightlipped}] n
- 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" [syn: {stopping point}, {finale}, {finis}, {finish}, {last}, {conclusion}]
- The last section of a communication; "in conclusion I want to say..." [syn: {conclusion}, {end}, {closing}, {ending}]
- The concluding part of any performance [syn: {finale}, {closing curtain}, {finis}] adv
- 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" [syn: {near}, {nigh}]
- In an attentive manner; "he remained close on his guard" [syn: {closely}, {tight}] v
- 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." [syn: {fold}, {shut down}, {close down}] [ant: {open}]
- Complete a business deal, negotiation, or an agreement; "We closed on the house on Friday"; "They closed the deal on the building"
- Move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut; "Close the door"; "shut the window" [syn: {shut}] [ant: {open}]
- Bar access to; "Due to the accident, the road had to be closed for several hours"
- Finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.); "The meeting was closed with a charge by the chairman of the board" [ant: {open}]
- Draw near; "The probe closed with the space station"
- Come to a close; "The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin" [syn: {conclude}]
- Become closed; "The windows closed with a loud bang" [syn: {shut}] [ant: {open}]
- Come together, as if in an embrace; "Her arms closed around her long lost relative" [syn: {come together}]
- Unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of; "close the circuit"; "close a wound"
- Bring together all the elements or parts of; "Management closed ranks"
- Engage at close quarters; "close with the enemy"
- Be priced or listed when trading stops; "The stock market closed high this Friday"; "My new stocks closed at $59 last night"
- Cause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop [ant: {open}]
- Change one's body stance so that the forward shoulder and foot are closer to the intended point of impact
- Fill or stop up; "Can you close the cracks with caulking?" [syn: {fill up}]
- Finish a game in baseball by protecting a lead; "The relief pitcher closed with two runs in the second inning"
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