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Definitions for close

  • adjective - marked by fidelity to an original; "a close translation"; "a faithful copy of the portrait"; "a faithful rendering of the observed facts"
  • noun - the concluding part of any performance
  • adjective - rigorously attentive; strict and thorough; "close supervision"; "paid close attention"; "a close study"; "kept a close watch on expenditures"
  • verb - finish a game in baseball by protecting a lead; "The relief pitcher closed with two runs in the second inning"
  • 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"; "don't get too close to the fire"
  • 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"; "had a close call"
  • 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 - inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information; "although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it"
  • adverb - in an attentive manner; "he remained close on his guard"
  • adjective - crowded; "close quarters"
  • verb - complete a business deal
  • adjective - (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched; "a close contest"; "a close election"; "a tight game"
  • adjective - giving or spending with reluctance; "our cheeseparing administration"; "very close (or near) with his money"; "a penny-pinching miserly old man"
  • verb - unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of; "close the circuit"; "close a wound"; "close a book"; "close up an umbrella"
  • 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?"
  • adjective - used of hair or haircuts; "a close military haircut"
  • adjective - fitting closely but comfortably; "a close fit"
  • verb - bar access to; "Due to the accident
  • verb - bring together all the elements or parts of; "Management closed ranks"
  • adjective - confined to specific persons; "a close secret"
  • adjective - strictly confined or guarded; "kept under close custody"
  • verb - draw near; "The probe closed with the space station"
  • verb - come together
  • 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
  • adjective - of textiles; "a close weave"; "smooth percale with a very tight weave"
  • verb - engage at close quarters; "close with the enemy"
  • verb - finish or terminate (meetings
  • 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."; "close up the shop"
  • adjective - lacking fresh air; "a dusty airless attic"; "the dreadfully close atmosphere"; "hot and stuffy and the air was blue with smoke"
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • Synonyms for close

    closemouthed skinny snug unaired faithful secretive confining close-fitting tightlipped cheeseparing airless closelipped penny-pinching stuffy tight near nigh closely last finis closing ending stopping point finale conclusion finish closing curtain end shut down close up close down conclude shut come together fill up fold

    Antonyms for close

    distant open

    Holonyms for close

    No holonyms found for close.

    Hyponyms for close

    epilogue coda epilog anticlimax peroration bathos finale snap shutter seal secure withdraw slat draw seal off coapt retire slam roll up plug conglutinate bang bung stop up adjourn

    Hypernyms for close

    section subdivision finish ending finishing complete bring together barricade block off near draw close engage end change state block block up come on come near pursue terminate turn blockade bar go up move cease join fill stop approach draw near prosecute trade

    Meronyms for close

    No meronyms found for close.

    Sounds like close

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