Definitions for Closekloʊz; kloʊs; kloʊz for 66, 67, 70–72, 74, 75 , kloʊs for 68, 69, 73

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

closekloʊz; kloʊs; kloʊz for 66, 67, 70–72, 74, 75 , kloʊs for 68, 69, 73(v.; adj., adv.; n.)closed, clos•ing

  1. (v.t.)to put (something) in a position to obstruct an entrance or opening; shut.

  2. to stop or obstruct (a gap, entrance, aperture, etc.):

    to close a hole in the wall.

  3. to block or hinder passage across or access to:

    to close a border to tourists.

  4. to stop or obstruct the entrances, apertures, or gaps in:

    to close a box.

  5. to make imperceptive or inaccessible:

    to close one's mind to criticisms.

  6. to bring together the parts of; join (often fol. by up):

    Close up ranks!

  7. to bring to an end:

    to close a debate.

  8. to conclude successfully; consummate:

    to close a deal.

  9. to stop rendering the customary services of:

    to close a store for the night.

  10. to terminate or suspend the operation of:

    The police closed the bar for selling liquor to minors.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  11. Naut. to come close to.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  12. Archaic. to enclose; cover in.

  13. (v.i.)to become closed; shut:

    The door closed with a bang.

  14. to come together; unite:

    Her lips closed firmly.

  15. to come close:

    His pursuers closed rapidly.

  16. to grapple; engage in close encounter (often fol. by with):

    to close with enemy troops.

  17. to come to an end; terminate.

  18. to cease to offer the customary activities or services:

    The school closed for the summer.

  19. to cease to be performed:

    The play closed yesterday.

  20. to enter into or reach an agreement, usu. as a contract.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  21. (of a stock or stocks) to be priced or show a change in price as specified at the end of a trading period.

    Category: Business

  22. close down, to terminate the operation of; discontinue.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  23. close in on or upon, to approach stealthily, as to capture. to envelop or seem to envelop, as if to suffocate.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  24. close out, to reduce the price of (merchandise) for quick sale. to dispose of completely; liquidate:

    to close out a bank account.

    Category: Verb Phrase, Business

  25. (adj.)having the parts or elements near to one another:

    a close design.

  26. compact; dense:

    a close weave.

  27. being in or having proximity in space or time.

  28. marked by similarity in degree, action, feeling, etc.:

    Dark pink is close to red.

  29. near, or near together, in kind or relationship:

    a close relative.

  30. intimate or confidential; dear.

  31. based on a strong uniting feeling of respect, honor, or love:

    a close friend.

  32. fitting tightly:

    a close sweater.

  33. cut flush with the surface or very short:

    a close haircut.

  34. not deviating from the subject under consideration.

  35. strict; searching; minute:

    close investigation.

  36. not deviating from a model or original:

    a close translation.

  37. nearly even or equal:

    a close contest.

  38. strictly logical:

    close reasoning.

  39. shut; shut tight; not open:

    a close hatch.

  40. shut in; enclosed.

  41. completely surrounding:

    a close siege.

  42. without opening; with all openings closed.

  43. confined; narrow; stuffy:

    close rooms.

  44. heavy; oppressive:

    close, sultry weather.

  45. narrowly confined, as a prisoner.

  46. practicing or keeping secrecy; secretive; reticent.

  47. parsimonious; stingy.

  48. scarce, as money.

  49. not open to public or general admission, competition, etc.

  50. (of a vowel) articulated with a small opening between the tongue and the roof of the mouth, as the vowel sound of meet; high.

    Category: Phonetics

    Ref: Compare open (def. 25a). 35 1

  51. (adv.)in a close manner; closely.

  52. near; close by.

  53. (n.)the act of closing.

  54. the end or conclusion.

  55. an enclosed place or enclosure, esp. one beside a cathedral.

  56. any piece of land held as private property.

  57. the closing price on a stock. the closing prices on an exchange market.

    Category: Business

  58. Brit. a narrow alley terminating in a dead end. a courtyard with one entrance.

    Category: Scottish

Idioms for close:

  1. close ranks,to unite forces in a show of loyalty, esp. to deal with challenge or adversity.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of close:

1200–50; (n., adj.) ME clos < AF, OF < L clausus, ptp. of claudere to close (cf. clause ); (v.) ME, der. of the adj.

clos•erˈkloʊ zər(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. stopping point, finale, finis, finish, last, conclusion, close(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"

  2. conclusion, end, close, closing, ending(noun)

    the last section of a communication

    "in conclusion I want to say..."

  3. finale, close, closing curtain, finis(adj)

    the concluding part of any performance

  4. close(adj)

    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"

  5. close(adj)

    close in relevance or relationship

    "a close family"; "we are all...in close sympathy with..."; "close kin"; "a close resemblance"

  6. near, close, nigh(adj)

    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"

  7. close(adj)

    rigorously attentive; strict and thorough

    "close supervision"; "paid close attention"; "a close study"; "kept a close watch on expenditures"

  8. close, faithful(adj)

    marked by fidelity to an original

    "a close translation"; "a faithful copy of the portrait"; "a faithful rendering of the observed facts"

  9. close, tight(adj)

    (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched

    "a close contest"; "a close election"; "a tight game"

  10. close, confining(adj)

    crowded

    "close quarters"

  11. airless, close, stuffy, unaired(adj)

    lacking fresh air

    "a dusty airless attic"; "the dreadfully close atmosphere"; "hot and stuffy and the air was blue with smoke"

  12. close, tight(adj)

    of textiles

    "a close weave"; "smooth percale with a very tight weave"

  13. close(adj)

    strictly confined or guarded

    "kept under close custody"

  14. close(adj)

    confined to specific persons

    "a close secret"

  15. close, snug, close-fitting(adj)

    fitting closely but comfortably

    "a close fit"

  16. close(adj)

    used of hair or haircuts

    "a close military haircut"

  17. cheeseparing, close, near, penny-pinching, skinny(adj)

    giving or spending with reluctance

    "our cheeseparing administration"; "very close (or near) with his money"; "a penny-pinching miserly old man"

  18. close, closelipped, closemouthed, secretive, tightlipped(verb)

    inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information

    "although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it"

  19. close, shut(verb)

    move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut

    "Close the door"; "shut the window"

  20. close, shut(verb)

    become closed

    "The windows closed with a loud bang"

  21. close up, close, fold, shut down, close down(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"

  22. close(verb)

    finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.)

    "The meeting was closed with a charge by the chairman of the board"

  23. conclude, close(verb)

    come to a close

    "The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin"

  24. close(verb)

    complete a business deal, negotiation, or an agreement

    "We closed on the house on Friday"; "They closed the deal on the building"

  25. close(verb)

    be priced or listed when trading stops

    "The stock market closed high this Friday"; "My new stocks closed at $59 last night"

  26. close(verb)

    engage at close quarters

    "close with the enemy"

  27. close(verb)

    cause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop

  28. close(verb)

    change one's body stance so that the forward shoulder and foot are closer to the intended point of impact

  29. close, come together(verb)

    come together, as if in an embrace

    "Her arms closed around her long lost relative"

  30. close(verb)

    draw near

    "The probe closed with the space station"

  31. close(verb)

    bring together all the elements or parts of

    "Management closed ranks"

  32. close(verb)

    bar access to

    "Due to the accident, the road had to be closed for several hours"

  33. close, fill up(verb)

    fill or stop up

    "Can you close the cracks with caulking?"

  34. close up, close(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"

  35. close(adverb)

    finish a game in baseball by protecting a lead

    "The relief pitcher closed with two runs in the second inning"

  36. near, nigh, close(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"

  37. close, closely, tight(adverb)

    in an attentive manner

    "he remained close on his guard"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. close(verb)ʊz; adj., adv. kloʊs; n. kloʊz for 66, 67, 70–72, 74, 75, kloʊs for 68, 69, 73

    ≠ open

    to close the door/window/drawer; so sleepy her eyes began to close

  2. closeʊz; adj., adv. kloʊs; n. kloʊz for 66, 67, 70–72, 74, 75, kloʊs for 68, 69, 73

    ≠ open

    We close at 9.; to close the store for lunch

  3. closeʊz; adj., adv. kloʊs; n. kloʊz for 66, 67, 70–72, 74, 75, kloʊs for 68, 69, 73

    ≠ start up

    stores that were forced to close

  4. closeʊz; adj., adv. kloʊs; n. kloʊz for 66, 67, 70–72, 74, 75, kloʊs for 68, 69, 73

    ≠ begin, start

    to close the meeting with a short presentation

  5. closeʊz; adj., adv. kloʊs; n. kloʊz for 66, 67, 70–72, 74, 75, kloʊs for 68, 69, 73

    to prevent people from entering a place

    They've closed all entrances to the building.; roads closed to traffic

  6. closeʊz; adj., adv. kloʊs; n. kloʊz for 66, 67, 70–72, 74, 75, kloʊs for 68, 69, 73

    to stop operating

    Close all windows and restart.; It should close down automatically.

  7. close(adjective)ʊz; adj., adv. kloʊs; n. kloʊz for 66, 67, 70–72, 74, 75, kloʊs for 68, 69, 73

    not far

    a park close to our house

  8. closeʊz; adj., adv. kloʊs; n. kloʊz for 66, 67, 70–72, 74, 75, kloʊs for 68, 69, 73

    not far in time, or with little time between

    close to my birthday; There were two explosions close together.

  9. closeʊz; adj., adv. kloʊs; n. kloʊz for 66, 67, 70–72, 74, 75, kloʊs for 68, 69, 73

    likely to happen soon

    closer to doing a deal

  10. closeʊz; adj., adv. kloʊs; n. kloʊz for 66, 67, 70–72, 74, 75, kloʊs for 68, 69, 73

    likely to cry

  11. closeʊz; adj., adv. kloʊs; n. kloʊz for 66, 67, 70–72, 74, 75, kloʊs for 68, 69, 73

    almost correct

    Mary's answer was closest.

  12. closeʊz; adj., adv. kloʊs; n. kloʊz for 66, 67, 70–72, 74, 75, kloʊs for 68, 69, 73

    almost the same

    a close match with her blood; close to 12,000 people

  13. closeʊz; adj., adv. kloʊs; n. kloʊz for 66, 67, 70–72, 74, 75, kloʊs for 68, 69, 73

    (of people) very fond of each other

    close friends; Our families were very close.

  14. closeʊz; adj., adv. kloʊs; n. kloʊz for 66, 67, 70–72, 74, 75, kloʊs for 68, 69, 73

    being a near family relation

    a close relative; a funeral for close family only

  15. closeʊz; adj., adv. kloʊs; n. kloʊz for 66, 67, 70–72, 74, 75, kloʊs for 68, 69, 73

    having almost the same number of points

    We won, but it was close.; a close contest between the two candidates

  16. closeʊz; adj., adv. kloʊs; n. kloʊz for 66, 67, 70–72, 74, 75, kloʊs for 68, 69, 73

    careful and thorough; = meticulous

    a close examination

  17. closeʊz; adj., adv. kloʊs; n. kloʊz for 66, 67, 70–72, 74, 75, kloʊs for 68, 69, 73

    likely to cause offense

    That last joke was a little too close to the bone.

  18. close(adverb)ʊz; adj., adv. kloʊs; n. kloʊz for 66, 67, 70–72, 74, 75, kloʊs for 68, 69, 73

    near

    Sit close to me.; to move a little closer; a car following close behind; There were several small shop close by.

  19. closeʊz; adj., adv. kloʊs; n. kloʊz for 66, 67, 70–72, 74, 75, kloʊs for 68, 69, 73

    from very nearby

    Up close he looked much younger.

  20. closeʊz; adj., adv. kloʊs; n. kloʊz for 66, 67, 70–72, 74, 75, kloʊs for 68, 69, 73

    near in time

    It was getting close to the wedding.

  21. close(noun)ʊz; adj., adv. kloʊs; n. kloʊz for 66, 67, 70–72, 74, 75, kloʊs for 68, 69, 73

    the end of a period or activity

    at the close of business

Wiktionary

  1. close(Noun)

    An end of something.

    We owe them our thanks for bringing the project to a successful close.

  2. close(Verb)

    To obstruct (an opening).

  3. close(Verb)

    To move so that an opening is closed.

  4. close

    To put an end to.

    close the session

  5. close

    To make (e.g. a gap) smaller.

    The runner in second place is closing the gap on the leader.

  6. close

    To have a vector sum of 0; that is, to form a closed polygon.

  7. close

    To make a sale.

  8. close

    To make the final outs, usually three, of a game.

    He has closed the last two games for his team.

  9. close

    To terminate a computer program or a window or file thereof.

  10. close(Noun)

    An enclosed field.

  11. close(Noun)

    A street that ends in a dead end.

  12. close

    A very narrow alley between two buildings, often overhung by one of the buildings above the ground floor.

  13. close

    A cathedral close.

  14. close(Adjective)

    Closed, shut.

  15. close(Adjective)

    At a little distance; near.

    Is your house close?

  16. close

    Intimate; well-loved.

    He is a close friend.

  17. close

    hot, humid, with no wind.

  18. close

    articulated with the tongue body relatively close to the hard palate

Webster Dictionary

  1. Close(noun)

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

  2. Close(noun)

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

  3. Close(noun)

    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

  4. Close(noun)

    to come or gather around; to inclose; to encompass; to confine

  5. Close(verb)

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

  6. Close(verb)

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

  7. Close(verb)

    to grapple; to engage in hand-to-hand fight

  8. Close(noun)

    the manner of shutting; the union of parts; junction

  9. Close(noun)

    conclusion; cessation; ending; end

  10. Close(noun)

    a grapple in wrestling

  11. Close(noun)

    the conclusion of a strain of music; cadence

  12. Close(noun)

    a double bar marking the end

  13. Close(verb)

    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

  14. Close(verb)

    a narrow passage leading from a street to a court, and the houses within

  15. Close(verb)

    the interest which one may have in a piece of ground, even though it is not inclosed

  16. Close(verb)

    shut fast; closed; tight; as, a close box

  17. Close(verb)

    narrow; confined; as, a close alley; close quarters

  18. Close(verb)

    oppressive; without motion or ventilation; causing a feeling of lassitude; -- said of the air, weather, etc

  19. Close(verb)

    strictly confined; carefully quarded; as, a close prisoner

  20. Close(verb)

    out of the way observation; secluded; secret; hidden

  21. Close(verb)

    disposed to keep secrets; secretive; reticent

  22. Close(verb)

    having the parts near each other; dense; solid; compact; as applied to bodies; viscous; tenacious; not volatile, as applied to liquids

  23. Close(verb)

    concise; to the point; as, close reasoning

  24. Close(verb)

    adjoining; near; either in space; time, or thought; -- often followed by to

  25. Close(verb)

    short; as, to cut grass or hair close

  26. Close(verb)

    intimate; familiar; confidential

  27. Close(verb)

    nearly equal; almost evenly balanced; as, a close vote

  28. Close(verb)

    difficult to obtain; as, money is close

  29. Close(verb)

    parsimonious; stingy

  30. Close(verb)

    adhering strictly to a standard or original; exact; strict; as, a close translation

  31. Close(verb)

    accurate; careful; precise; also, attentive; undeviating; strict; not wandering; as, a close observer

  32. Close(verb)

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

  33. Close(adverb)

    in a close manner

  34. Close(adverb)

    secretly; darkly

Freebase

  1. Close

    Close is the sixth studio album by Kim Wilde, released in mid 1988. Produced by Ricky Wilde and Tony Swain, Close was the final album on which Marty Wilde had co-writer credits. The album is widely perceived by fans and critics as Wilde's most well-balanced, with many kinds of pop represented: dance, ballad, rock and midtempo. The album's lead single was "Hey Mister Heartache", featuring backing vocals from Junior Giscombe — but its success was dwarfed by the follow-up single, "You Came", which hit the Top 10 in many countries and just missed the U.S. Top 40. "Never Trust a Stranger" and "Four Letter Word" also reached the UK Top 10, although a fifth single "Love in the Natural Way" was less successful. Attention for the album was bolstered by Kim's support slot on Michael Jackson's European tour. Close reached the Top 10 in the UK, almost all Scandinavian countries, Austria and Germany and went on to become Wilde's biggest selling album, being certified platinum in the UK and shifting more than 2 million units worldwide.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Close' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #787

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Close' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1100

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Close' in Nouns Frequency: #2839

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Close' in Verbs Frequency: #170

  5. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Close' in Adverbs Frequency: #198

  6. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Close' in Adjectives Frequency: #73


Translations for Close

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

close(adjective)

near in relationship

a close friend.

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