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To close is to shut something or to end something. You could close a door, close your mouth, or even close a deal.

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To stop, or fill up, as an opening; to shut; as, to close the eyes; to close a door.

Noun
the concluding part of any performance

Noun
the last section of a communication; "in conclusion I want to say..."

Noun
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"

Verb
finish a game in baseball by protecting a lead; "The relief pitcher closed with two runs in the second inning"

Verb
complete a business deal, negotiation, or an agreement; "We closed on the house on Friday"; "They closed the deal on the building"

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Verb
unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of; "close the circuit"; "close a wound"

Verb
move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut; "Close the door"; "shut the window"

Verb
become closed; "The windows closed with a loud bang"

Verb
fill or stop up; "Can you close the cracks with caulking?"

Verb
bar access to; "Due to the accident, the road had to be closed for several hours"

Verb
bring together all the elements or parts of; "Management closed ranks"

Verb
draw near; "The probe closed with the space station"

Verb
come together, as if in an embrace; "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; "close with the enemy"

Verb
finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.); "The meeting was closed with a charge by the chairman of the board"

Verb
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."

Verb
come to a close; "The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin"

Verb
be priced or listed when trading stops; "The stock market closed high this Friday"; "My new stocks closed at $59 last night"

Adjective S.
marked by fidelity to an original; "a close translation"; "a faithful copy of the portrait"; "a faithful rendering of the observed facts"

Adjective S.
rigorously attentive; strict and thorough; "close supervision"; "paid close attention"; "a close study"; "kept a close watch on expenditures"

Adjective
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";

Adjective
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"

Adjective
close in relevance or relationship; "a close family"; "we are all...in close sympathy with..."; "close kin"; "a close resemblance"

Adjective S.
inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information; "although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it"

Adjective S.
crowded; "close quarters"

Adjective S.
(of a contest or contestants) evenly matched; "a close contest"; "a close election"; "a tight game"

Adjective S.
giving or spending with reluctance; "our cheeseparing administration"; "very close (or near) with his money"; "a penny-pinching miserly old man"

Adjective S.
used of hair or haircuts; "a close military haircut"

Adjective S.
fitting closely but comfortably; "a close fit"

Adjective S.
confined to specific persons; "a close secret"

Adjective S.
strictly confined or guarded; "kept under close custody"

Adjective S.
of textiles; "a close weave"; "smooth percale with a very tight weave"

Adjective S.
lacking fresh air; "a dusty airless attic"; "the dreadfully close atmosphere"; "hot and stuffy and the air was blue with smoke"

Adverb
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";

Adverb
in an attentive manner; "he remained close on his guard"


n.
To stop, or fill up, as an opening; to shut; as, to close the eyes; to close a door.

n.
To bring together the parts of; to consolidate; as, to close the ranks of an army; -- often used with up.

n.
To bring to an end or period; to conclude; to complete; to finish; to end; to consummate; as, to close a bargain; to close a course of instruction.

n.
To come or gather around; to inclose; to encompass; to confine.

v. i.
To come together; to unite or coalesce, as the parts of a wound, or parts separated.

v. i.
To end, terminate, or come to a period; as, the debate closed at six o'clock.

v. i.
To grapple; to engage in hand-to-hand fight.

n.
The manner of shutting; the union of parts; junction.

n.
Conclusion; cessation; ending; end.

n.
A grapple in wrestling.

n.
The conclusion of a strain of music; cadence.

n.
A double bar marking the end.

v. t.
An inclosed place; especially, a small field or piece of land surrounded by a wall, hedge, or fence of any kind; -- specifically, the precinct of a cathedral or abbey.

v. t.
A narrow passage leading from a street to a court, and the houses within.

v. t.
The interest which one may have in a piece of ground, even though it is not inclosed.

v. t.
Shut fast; closed; tight; as, a close box.

v. t.
Narrow; confined; as, a close alley; close quarters.

v. t.
Oppressive; without motion or ventilation; causing a feeling of lassitude; -- said of the air, weather, etc.

v. t.
Strictly confined; carefully quarded; as, a close prisoner.

v. t.
Out of the way observation; secluded; secret; hidden.

v. t.
Disposed to keep secrets; secretive; reticent.

v. t.
Having the parts near each other; dense; solid; compact; as applied to bodies; viscous; tenacious; not volatile, as applied to liquids.

v. t.
Concise; to the point; as, close reasoning.

v. t.
Adjoining; near; either in space; time, or thought; -- often followed by to.

v. t.
Short; as, to cut grass or hair close.

v. t.
Intimate; familiar; confidential.

v. t.
Nearly equal; almost evenly balanced; as, a close vote.

v. t.
Difficult to obtain; as, money is close.

v. t.
Parsimonious; stingy.

v. t.
Adhering strictly to a standard or original; exact; strict; as, a close translation.

v. t.
Accurate; careful; precise; also, attentive; undeviating; strict; not wandering; as, a close observer.

v. t.
Uttered with a relatively contracted opening of the mouth, as certain sounds of e and o in French, Italian, and German; -- opposed to open.

adv.
In a close manner.

adv.
Secretly; darkly.


Close

Close , v. t. [imp. & p. p. Closed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Closing.] [From OF. & F. clos, p. p. of clore to close, fr. L. claudere; akin to G. schliessen to shut, and to E. clot, cloister, clavicle, conclude, sluice. Cf. Clause, n.] 1. To stop, or fill up, as an opening; to shut; as, to close the eyes; to close a door. 2. To bring together the parts of; to consolidate; as, to close the ranks of an army; -- often used with up. 3. To bring to an end or period; to conclude; to complete; to finish; to end; to consummate; as, to close a bargain; to close a course of instruction.
One frugal supper did our studies close.
4. To come or gather around; to inclose; to encompass; to confine.
The depth closed me round about.
But now thou dost thyself immure and close In some one corner of a feeble heart.
A closed sea, a sea within the jurisdiction of some particular nation, which controls its navigation.

Close

Close, v. i. 1. To come together; to unite or coalesce, as the parts of a wound, or parts separated.
What deep wounds ever closed without a scar?
2. To end, terminate, or come to a period; as, the debate closed at six o'clock. 3. To grapple; to engange in hand-to-hand fight.
They boldly closed in a hand-to-hand contest.
To close on or upon, to come to a mutual agreement; to agree on or join in. "Would induce France and Holland to close upon some measures between them to our disadvantage." Sir W. Temple. -- To close with. (a) To accede to; to consent or agree to; as, to close with the terms proposed. (b) To make an agreement with. -- To close with the land (Naut.), to approach the land.

Close

Close , n. 1. The manner of shutting; the union of parts; junction. [Obs.]
The doors of plank were; their close exquisite.
2. Conclusion; cessation; ending; end.
His long and troubled life was drawing to a close.
3. A grapple in wrestling. Bacon. 4. (Mus.) (a) The conclusion of a strain of music; cadence. (b) A double bar marking the end.
At every close she made, the attending throng Replied, and bore the burden of the song.
Syn. -- Conclusion; termination; cessation; end; ending; extremity; extreme.

Close

Close (? ∨ ?), n. [OF. & F. clos an inclosure, fr. clos, p. p. of clore. See Close, v. t.] 1. An inclosed place; especially, a small field or piece of land surrounded by a wall, hedge, or fence of any kind; -- specifically, the precinct of a cathedral or abbey.
Closes surrounded by the venerable abodes of deans and canons.
2. A narrow passage leading from a street to a court, and the houses within. [Eng.] Halliwell 3. (Law) The interest which one may have in a piece of ground, even though it is not inclosed. Bouvier.

Close

Close , a. [Compar. Closer ; superl. Closest.] [Of. & F. clos, p. p. of clore. See Close, v. t.] 1. Shut fast; closed; tight; as, a close box.
From a close bower this dainty music flowed.
2. Narrow; confined; as, a close alley; close quarters. "A close prison." Dickens. 3. Oppressive; without motion or ventilation; causing a feeling of lassitude; -- said of the air, weather, etc.
If the rooms be low-roofed, or full of windows and doors, the one maketh the air close, . . . and the other maketh it exceeding unequal.
4. Strictly confined; carefully quarded; as, a close prisoner. 5. Out of the way observation; secluded; secret; hidden. "He yet kept himself close because of Saul." 1 Chron. xii. 1
"Her close intent."
6. Disposed to keep secrets; secretive; reticent. "For servecy, no lady closer." Shak. 7. Having the parts near each other; dense; solid; compact; as applied to bodies; viscous; tenacious; not volatile, as applied to liquids.
The golden globe being put into a press, . . . the water made itself way through the pores of that very close metal.
8. Concise; to the point; as, close reasoning. "Where the original is close no version can reach it in the same compass." Dryden. 9. Adjoining; near; either in space; time, or thought; -- often followed by to.
Plant the spring crocuses close to a wall.
The thought of the Man of sorrows seemed a very close thing -- not a faint hearsay.
10. Short; as, to cut grass or hair close. 11. Intimate; familiar; confidential.
League with you I seek And mutual amity, so strait, so close, That I with you must dwell, or you with me.
12. Nearly equal; almost evenly balanced; as, a close vote. "A close contest." Prescott. 13. Difficult to obtain; as, money is close. Bartlett. 14. Parsimonious; stingy. "A crusty old fellow, as close as a vise." Hawthorne. 15. Adhering strictly to a standard or original; exact; strict; as, a close translation. Locke. 16. Accurate; careful; precise; also, attentive; undeviating; strict; not wandering; as, a close observer. 17. (Phon.) Uttered with a relatively contracted opening of the mouth, as certain sounds of e and o in French, Italian, and German; -- opposed to open. Close borough. See under Borough. -- Close breeding. See under Breeding. -- Close communion, communion in the Lord's supper, restricted to those who have received baptism by immersion. -- Close corporation, a body or corporation which fills its own vacancies. -- Close fertilization. (Bot.) See Fertilization. -- Close harmony (Mus.), compact harmony, in which the tones composing each chord are not widely distributed over several octaves. -- Close time, a fixed period during which killing game or catching certain fish is prohibited by law. -- Close vowel (Pron.), a vowel which is pronounced with a diminished aperture of the lips, or with contraction of the cavity of the mouth. -- Close to the wind (Naut.), directed as nearly to the point from which the wind blows as it is possible to sail; closehauled; -- said of a vessel.

Close

Close , adv. 1. In a close manner. 2. Secretly; darkly. [Obs.]
A wondrous vision which did close imply The course of all her fortune and posterity.

To stop, or fill up, as an opening; to shut; as, to close the eyes; to close a door.

To come together; to unite or coalesce, as the parts of a wound, or parts separated.

The manner of shutting; the union of parts; junction.

An inclosed place; especially, a small field or piece of land surrounded by a wall, hedge, or fence of any kind; -- specifically, the precinct of a cathedral or abbey.

Shut fast; closed; tight; as, a close box.

In a close manner.

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Usage Examples

After its hothouse incubation in the seventies, appropriation breathed important new life into art. This life flowered spectacularly over the decades - even if it's now close to aesthetic kudzu.

A multitude of bees can tell the time of day, calculate the geometry of the sun's position, argue about the best location for the next swarm. Bees do a lot of close observing of other bees maybe they know what follows stinging and do it anyway.

Close elections tend to break toward the challenger because undecided voters - having held out so long against the incumbent - are by nature looking for change.

But more importantly, I think he remembered how very close I was with my own dad, who had died in 1997.

Beside every great success are the seeds of enormous failure. In every failure, there's the opportunity seeds of great success. They're not miles apart. So if they're that close together, and if you're really working, you're always gonna have that likelihood that something's not going to work.

A close family member once offered his opinion that I exhibit the phone manners of a goat, then promptly withdrew the charge - out of fairness to goats.

A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities.

Close contact between science and the practice of collective farms and State farms creates inexhaustible opportunities for the development of theoretical knowledge, enabling us to learn ever more and more about the nature of living bodies and the soil.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

Autumn arrives in early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day.

Close friends contribute to our personal growth. They also contribute to our personal pleasure, making the music sound sweeter, the wine taste richer, the laughter ring louder because they are there.

But I can only write what the muse allows me to write. I cannot choose, I can only do what I am given, and I feel pleased when I feel close to concrete poetry - still.

'Vegas' was something very close to me. I had such a blast doing that. I'm still a little upset that we never really got to shoot that final episode. So many people were invested in it. I'll always be sad about that.

Before a group can enter the open society, it must first close ranks.

Art is the close scrutiny of reality and therefore I put on the stage only those things that I know happen in our society.

And, of course, in the Philippines there were so many thousands of Americans that were captured by the Japanese and held and who were rescued by Filipino Americans, or Filipinos I should say, and by U.S. troops near the close of the war.

Black women sharing close ties with each other, politically or emotionally, are not the enemies of Black men.

Close your bodily eye, that you may see your picture first with the eye of the spirit. Then bring to light what you have seen in the darkness, that its effect may work back, from without to within.

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