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Close meaning

close - 54 dictionary results

  1. 1. finish a game in baseball by protecting a lead; " The relief pitcher closed with two runs in the second inning"
  2. 2. complete a business deal, negotiation, or an agreement; " We closed on the house on Friday"; " They closed the deal on the building"
  3. 3. unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of; " close the circuit"; " close a wound"
  4. 4. bar access to; " Due to the accident, the road had to be closed for several hours"
  5. 5. bring together all the elements or parts of; " Management closed ranks"
  6. 6. draw near; " The probe closed with the space station"
  7. 7. change one's body stance so that the forward shoulder and foot are closer to the intended point of impact
  8. 8. cause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop
  9. 9. engage at close quarters; " close with the enemy"
  10. 10. finish or terminate ( meetings, speeches, etc.); " The meeting was closed with a charge by the chairman of the board"
  11. 11. be priced or listed when trading stops; " The stock market closed high this Friday"; " My new stocks closed at $ 59 last night"
  12. 12. close in relevance or relationship; " a close family"; " we are all... in close sympathy with..."; " close kin"; " a close resemblance"
  13. 13. used of hair or haircuts; " a close military haircut"
  14. 14. confined to specific persons; " a close secret"
  15. 15. strictly confined or guarded; " kept under close custody"
  16. 16. of textiles; " a close weave"; " smooth percale with a very tight weave"
  17. 17. To stop, or fill up, as an opening; to shut; as, to close the eyes; to close a door.
  18. 18. To come or gather around; to inclose; to encompass; to confine.
  19. 19. To come together; to unite or coalesce, as the parts of a wound, or parts separated.
  20. 20. To grapple; to engage in hand- to- hand fight.
  21. 21. The manner of shutting; the union of parts; junction.
  22. 22. Conclusion; cessation; ending; end.
  23. 23. A grapple in wrestling.
  24. 24. The conclusion of a strain of music; cadence.
  25. 25. A double bar marking the end.
  26. 26. A narrow passage leading from a street to a court, and the houses within.
  27. 27. The interest which one may have in a piece of ground, even though it is not inclosed.
  28. 28. Shut fast; closed; tight; as, a close box.
  29. 29. Narrow; confined; as, a close alley; close quarters.
  30. 30. Strictly confined; carefully quarded; as, a close prisoner.
  31. 31. Out of the way observation; secluded; secret; hidden.
  32. 32. Disposed to keep secrets; secretive; reticent.
  33. 33. Having the parts near each other; dense; solid; compact; as applied to bodies; viscous; tenacious; not volatile, as applied to liquids.
  34. 34. Concise; to the point; as, close reasoning.
  35. 35. Short; as, to cut grass or hair close.
  36. 36. Intimate; familiar; confidential.
  37. 37. Nearly equal; almost evenly balanced; as, a close vote.
  38. 38. Difficult to obtain; as, money is close.
  39. 39. Parsimonious; stingy.
  40. 40. Adhering strictly to a standard or original; exact; strict; as, a close translation.
  41. 41. Accurate; careful; precise; also, attentive; undeviating; strict; not wandering; as, a close observer.
  42. 42. In a close manner.
  43. 43. Secretly; darkly.
  44. 44. To bring together the parts of; to consolidate; as, to close the ranks of an army; - often used with up.
  45. 45. 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.
  46. 46. Oppressive; without motion or ventilation; causing a feeling of lassitude; - said of the air, weather, etc.
  47. 47. Adjoining; near; either in space; time, or thought; - often followed by to.
  48. 48. Uttered with a relatively contracted opening of the mouth, as certain sounds of e and o in French, Italian, and German; - opposed to open.
  49. 49. An end; conclusion.
  50. 50. An inclosed space.
  51. 51. Confined; narrow; near; hidden.
  52. 52. In a close manner; near.
  53. 53. To shut; come to an end.
  54. 54. To shut; terminate.

close - examples of usage

  1. " You were there, close? - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. It was so close. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
  3. It was quite close." - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
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