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Definitions of close:
  • noun:   the concluding part of any performance
  • noun:   the last section of a communication
  • noun:   the temporal end; the concluding time
    Example: "They were playing better at the close of the season"
  • verb:   draw near
    Example: "The probe closed with the space station"
  • verb:   come together, as if in an embrace
    Example: "Her arms closed around her long lost relative"
  • verb:   change one's body stance so that the forward shoulder and foot are closer to the intended point of impact
  • verb:   cause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop
  • verb:   engage at close quarters
    Example: "Close with the enemy"
  • verb:   finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.)
    Example: "The meeting was closed with a charge by the chairman of the board"
  • verb:   cease to operate or cause to cease operating
    Example: "The owners decided to move and to close the factory"
  • verb:   be priced or listed when trading stops
    Example: "The stock market closed high this Friday"
  • verb:   finish a game in baseball by protecting a lead
    Example: "The relief pitcher closed with two runs in the second inning"
  • verb:   complete a business deal, negotiation, or an agreement
    Example: "We closed on the house on Friday"
  • verb:   unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of
    Example: "Close the circuit"
  • verb:   move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut
    Example: "Close the door"
  • verb:   become closed
    Example: "The windows closed with a loud bang"
  • verb:   fill or stop up
    Example: "Can you close the cracks with caulking?"
  • verb:   bar access to
    Example: "Due to the accident, the road had to be closed for several hours"
  • verb:   bring together all the elements or parts of
    Example: "Management closed ranks"
  • verb:   come to a close
    Example: "The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin"
  • adjective:   used of hair or haircuts
    Example: "A close military haircut"
  • adjective:   fitting closely but comfortably
    Example: "A close fit"
  • adjective:   confined to specific persons
    Example: "A close secret"
  • adjective:   strictly confined or guarded
    Example: "Kept under close custody"
  • adjective:   of textiles
    Example: "A close weave"
  • adjective:   marked by fidelity to an original
    Example: "A close translation"
  • adjective:   rigorously attentive; strict and thorough
    Example: "Close supervision"
  • adjective:   at or within a short distance in space or time or having elements near each other
    Example: "Close to noon"
  • adjective:   close in relevance or relationship
    Example: "A close family"
  • adjective:   inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information
    Example: "Although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it"
  • adjective:   crowded
    Example: "Close quarters"
  • adjective:   (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched
    Example: "A close contest"
  • adjective:   lacking fresh air
    Example: "The dreadfully close atmosphere"
  • adjective:   not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances
    Example: "She was close to tears"
  • adjective:   giving or spending with reluctance
    Example: "Very close (or near) with his money"
  • adverb:   in an attentive manner
    Example: "He remained close on his guard"
  • adverb:   near in time or place or relationship
    Example: "The bullet didn't come close"
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 25000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #3191)

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