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close (v)
Definition: cease to operate or cause to cease operating
Example: The owners decided to move and to close the factory. My business closes every night at 8 P.M.. close up the shop.
Definition: cease to operate or cause to cease operating
Example: The owners decided to move and to close the factory. My business closes every night at 8 P.M.. close up the shop.
Definition: cease to operate or cause to cease operating
Example: The owners decided to move and to close the factory. My business closes every night at 8 P.M.. close up the shop.
close (a)
Definition: at or within a short distance in space or time or having elements near each other
Example: close to noon. how close are we to town?. a close formation of ships.
Definition: at or within a short distance in space or time or having elements near each other
Example: close to noon. how close are we to town?. a close formation of ships.
Definition: at or within a short distance in space or time or having elements near each other
Example: close to noon. how close are we to town?. a close formation of ships.
close (v)
Definition: move so that an opening or passage is obstructed
Example: Close the door. shut the window.
Definition: move so that an opening or passage is obstructed
Example: Close the door. shut the window.
Definition: move so that an opening or passage is obstructed
Example: Close the door. shut the window.
close (r)
Definition: near in time or place or relationship
Example: 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.
Definition: near in time or place or relationship
Example: 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.
Definition: near in time or place or relationship
Example: 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.
close (v)
Definition: bar access to
Example: Due to the accident, the road had to be closed for several hours.
Definition: bar access to
Example: Due to the accident, the road had to be closed for several hours.
Definition: bar access to
Example: Due to the accident, the road had to be closed for several hours.
close (v)
Definition: be priced or listed when trading stops
Example: The stock market closed high this Friday. My new stocks closed at $59 last night.
Definition: be priced or listed when trading stops
Example: The stock market closed high this Friday. My new stocks closed at $59 last night.
Definition: be priced or listed when trading stops
Example: The stock market closed high this Friday. My new stocks closed at $59 last night.
close (a)
Definition: strictly confined or guarded
Example: kept under close custody.
Definition: strictly confined or guarded
Example: kept under close custody.
Definition: strictly confined or guarded
Example: kept under close custody.
close (a)
Definition: fitting closely but comfortably
Example: a close fit.
Definition: fitting closely but comfortably
Example: a close fit.
Definition: fitting closely but comfortably
Example: a close fit.
close (v)
Definition: cause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop
Definition: cause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop
Definition: cause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop
close (v)
Definition: come to a close
Example: The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin.
Definition: come to a close
Example: The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin.
Definition: come to a close
Example: The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin.
close (v)
Definition: become closed
Example: The windows closed with a loud bang.
Definition: become closed
Example: The windows closed with a loud bang.
Definition: become closed
Example: The windows closed with a loud bang.
close (v)
Definition: complete a business deal, negotiation, or an agreement
Example: We closed on the house on Friday. They closed the deal on the building.
Definition: complete a business deal, negotiation, or an agreement
Example: We closed on the house on Friday. They closed the deal on the building.
Definition: complete a business deal, negotiation, or an agreement
Example: We closed on the house on Friday. They closed the deal on the building.
close (a)
Definition: marked by fidelity to an original
Example: a close translation. a faithful copy of the portrait. a faithful rendering of the observed facts.
Definition: marked by fidelity to an original
Example: a close translation. a faithful copy of the portrait. a faithful rendering of the observed facts.
Definition: marked by fidelity to an original
Example: a close translation. a faithful copy of the portrait. a faithful rendering of the observed facts.
close (a)
Definition: giving or spending with reluctance
Example: our cheeseparing administration. very close (or near) with his money. a penny-pinching miserly old man.
Definition: giving or spending with reluctance
Example: our cheeseparing administration. very close (or near) with his money. a penny-pinching miserly old man.
Definition: giving or spending with reluctance
Example: our cheeseparing administration. very close (or near) with his money. a penny-pinching miserly old man.
close (n)
Definition: the last section of a communication
Example: in conclusion I want to say....
Definition: the last section of a communication
Example: in conclusion I want to say....
Definition: the last section of a communication
Example: in conclusion I want to say....
close (a)
Definition: close in relevance or relationship
Example: a close family. we are all...in close sympathy with.... close kin. a close resemblance.
Definition: close in relevance or relationship
Example: a close family. we are all...in close sympathy with.... close kin. a close resemblance.
Definition: close in relevance or relationship
Example: a close family. we are all...in close sympathy with.... close kin. a close resemblance.
close (a)
Definition: inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information
Example: although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it.
Definition: inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information
Example: although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it.
Definition: inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information
Example: although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it.
close (v)
Definition: bring together all the elements or parts of
Example: Management closed ranks.
Definition: bring together all the elements or parts of
Example: Management closed ranks.
Definition: bring together all the elements or parts of
Example: Management closed ranks.
close (v)
Definition: finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.)
Example: The meeting was closed with a charge by the chairman of the board.
Definition: finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.)
Example: The meeting was closed with a charge by the chairman of the board.
Definition: finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.)
Example: The meeting was closed with a charge by the chairman of the board.
close (v)
Definition: draw near
Example: The probe closed with the space station.
Definition: draw near
Example: The probe closed with the space station.
Definition: draw near
Example: The probe closed with the space station.
close (a)
Definition: used of hair or haircuts
Example: a close military haircut.
Definition: used of hair or haircuts
Example: a close military haircut.
Definition: used of hair or haircuts
Example: a close military haircut.
close (v)
Definition: engage at close quarters
Example: close with the enemy.
Definition: engage at close quarters
Example: close with the enemy.
Definition: engage at close quarters
Example: close with the enemy.
close (v)
Definition: finish a game in baseball by protecting a lead
Example: The relief pitcher closed with two runs in the second inning.
Definition: finish a game in baseball by protecting a lead
Example: The relief pitcher closed with two runs in the second inning.
Definition: finish a game in baseball by protecting a lead
Example: The relief pitcher closed with two runs in the second inning.
close (v)
Definition: unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of
Example: close the circuit. close a wound. close a book. close up an umbrella.
Definition: unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of
Example: close the circuit. close a wound. close a book. close up an umbrella.
Definition: unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of
Example: close the circuit. close a wound. close a book. close up an umbrella.
close (a)
Definition: not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances
Example: 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.
Definition: not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances
Example: 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.
Definition: not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances
Example: 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.
close (a)
Definition: confined to specific persons
Example: a close secret.
Definition: confined to specific persons
Example: a close secret.
Definition: confined to specific persons
Example: a close secret.
close (v)
Definition: change one's body stance so that the forward shoulder and foot are closer to the intended point of impact
Definition: change one's body stance so that the forward shoulder and foot are closer to the intended point of impact
Definition: change one's body stance so that the forward shoulder and foot are closer to the intended point of impact
close (a)
Definition: rigorously attentive
Example: close supervision. paid close attention. a close study. kept a close watch on expenditures.
Definition: rigorously attentive
Example: close supervision. paid close attention. a close study. kept a close watch on expenditures.
Definition: rigorously attentive
Example: close supervision. paid close attention. a close study. kept a close watch on expenditures.
close (v)
Definition: fill or stop up
Example: Can you close the cracks with caulking?.
Definition: fill or stop up
Example: Can you close the cracks with caulking?.
Definition: fill or stop up
Example: Can you close the cracks with caulking?.
close (a)
Definition: crowded
Example: close quarters.
Definition: crowded
Example: close quarters.
Definition: crowded
Example: close quarters.
close (v)
Definition: come together, as if in an embrace
Example: Her arms closed around her long lost relative.
Definition: come together, as if in an embrace
Example: Her arms closed around her long lost relative.
Definition: come together, as if in an embrace
Example: Her arms closed around her long lost relative.
close (a)
Definition: (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched
Example: a close contest. a close election. a tight game.
Definition: (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched
Example: a close contest. a close election. a tight game.
Definition: (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched
Example: a close contest. a close election. a tight game.
close (n)
Definition: the temporal end
Example: 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.
Definition: the temporal end
Example: 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.
Definition: the temporal end
Example: 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.
close (r)
Definition: in an attentive manner
Example: he remained close on his guard.
Definition: in an attentive manner
Example: he remained close on his guard.
Definition: in an attentive manner
Example: he remained close on his guard.
close (n)
Definition: the concluding part of any performance
Definition: the concluding part of any performance
Definition: the concluding part of any performance
close (a)
Definition: lacking fresh air
Example: a dusty airless attic. the dreadfully close atmosphere. hot and stuffy and the air was blue with smoke.
Definition: lacking fresh air
Example: a dusty airless attic. the dreadfully close atmosphere. hot and stuffy and the air was blue with smoke.
Definition: lacking fresh air
Example: a dusty airless attic. the dreadfully close atmosphere. hot and stuffy and the air was blue with smoke.
close (a)
Definition: of textiles
Example: a close weave. smooth percale with a very tight weave.
Definition: of textiles
Example: a close weave. smooth percale with a very tight weave.
Definition: of textiles
Example: a close weave. smooth percale with a very tight weave.