What does closed mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. closedadjective

    not open or affording passage or access

    "the many closed streets made travel difficult"; "our neighbors peeped from behind closed curtains"

  2. closedadjective

    (set theory) of an interval that contains both its endpoints

  3. shut, unopen, closedadjective

    not open

    "the door slammed shut"

  4. closed, shutadjective

    used especially of mouth or eyes

    "he sat quietly with closed eyes"; "his eyes were shut against the sunlight"

  5. closed(a)adjective

    requiring union membership

    "a closed shop"

  6. closedadjective

    with shutters closed

  7. closedadjective

    not open to the general public

    "a closed meeting"

  8. closed, unsympatheticadjective

    not having an open mind

    "a closed mind unreceptive to new ideas"

  9. closed, closed in(p)adjective

    blocked against entry

    "a closed porch"


  1. closedadjective

    Sealed, made inaccessible or impassable; not open

  2. closedadjective

    Not operating or conducting trade

  3. closedadjective

    Non public (as in closed source)

  4. closedadjective

    Having an open complement.

  5. closedadjective

    Such that its image under the specified operation is contained in it.

    The set of integers is closed under addition: uE00097514uE001.

  6. closedadjective

    Lacking a free variable.


  1. closed

    Closed can have various meanings depending on its context: 1. In general terms, closed refers to a state or situation where something is not open or is inaccessible. For instance, a closed door or a closed shop. 2. In mathematics, a set is said to be closed if it contains all its limit points, or in other words, any sequence of points within the set has a limit also contained in the set. 3. In physics and engineering, a closed system refers to a physical system that does not exchange matter with its surroundings, and isn't subject to any force whose source is external to the system. 4. In business, a closed economy is one that does not trade with outside economies, or only does so to a very limited extent. 5. In communication or conversation, being closed can refer to not being open or receptive to new ideas or perspectives. 6. In computer programming, a closed source or proprietary software is one that is exclusively owned by an organization and is not open for others to edit or modify. 7. In the concept of operations management and the supply chain, a closed loop system refers to a system where the output is recycled back into the system as input. 8. In general topology, a set is closed if its complement is an open set. 9. In circuit theory, a closed circuit allows electricity to flow from the source to the load. 10. In psychology, a closed mind refers to a mindset that is not open to new ideas or perspectives. Remember, the exact meaning will depend heavily on the context in which 'closed' is used.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Closed

    of Close

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'closed' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1306

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'closed' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1907

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'closed' in Adjectives Frequency: #599

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of closed in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of closed in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of closed in a Sentence

  1. Lam Wa-yin:

    They've started rushing to buy supplies even before they fully close the borders, it'll get worse if it is fully closed. Especially food, people have been rushing to buy oil, salt and rice, not to mention the face masks.

  2. Mustafa Bali:

    We didn’t have the testing to know what is was, which chemicals were used, we tried calling organizations, but at that time, the world closed their eyes.

  3. Superintendent Donna McMullan:

    Although there are some parents who are concerned, there are many who are excited about their students returning to school, i recognize there are feelings of apprehension, considering Jefferson City Schools have been closed since March 16, 2020. Regardless of start date, there will be higher levels of anxiety due to the uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 situation.

  4. Capitol Reef National Park:

    The Scenic Drive, Grand Wash, [and] Capitol Gorge all experienced flash floods yesterday, these roads remain closed. Search [and] Rescue teams were able to rescue all visitors from these areas by 10 p.m. last night.

  5. Alexander Graham Bell:

    When one door closes another door opens but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.

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