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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