What does closer mean?

Definitions for closer
ˈkloʊ zərclos·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. closer(noun)

    a person who closes something

    "whoever is the closer has to turn out the lights and lock up"

  2. closer, finisher(adverb)

    (baseball) a relief pitcher who can protect a lead in the last inning or two of the game

  3. nearer, nigher, closer(adverb)

    (comparative of `near' or `close') within a shorter distance

    "come closer, my dear!"; "they drew nearer"; "getting nearer to the true explanation"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Closer(noun)

    one who, or that which, closes; specifically, a boot closer. See under Boot

  2. Closer(noun)

    a finisher; that which finishes or terminates

  3. Closer(noun)

    the last stone in a horizontal course, if of a less size than the others, or a piece of brick finishing a course

Freebase

  1. Closer

    In baseball, a closing pitcher, more frequently referred to as a closer, is a relief pitcher who specializes in getting the final outs in a close game when their team is leading. The role is often assigned to a team's best reliever. Before the 1990s, pitchers in similar roles were referred to as a fireman, short reliever, and stopper. A small number of closers have won the Cy Young Award. Dennis Eckersley, Rollie Fingers, Goose Gossage, Bruce Sutter and Hoyt Wilhelm are closers who have been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'closer' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3712

  2. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'closer' in Adverbs Frequency: #261

How to pronounce closer?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of closer in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of closer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of closer in a Sentence

  1. Rik Wuts:

    In many places in the developing world, the cost of (main) grid extensions is simply too high to be feasible, the cost decline in solar and (power) storage will continue bringing off-grid generation costs ever closer to grid levels, and we have developed innovative technology to optimise the cost of distribution and the design of the distribution systems.

  2. Karoo Park:

    We are still looking, but with a master tracker on board since yesterday we believe we are getting closer.

  3. Steve Mollenkopf:

    We're continuing to see strength in the licensing business, particularly after we've added in the deal we signed this year with Apple Inc -LRB- AAPL.O -RRB-, and we're on the front end of the 5G transition, which will impact our product business, we're closer to that and we're really seeing the signs that we should be confident.

  4. Richard Colbeck:

    While vulnerable Australians remain an absolute priority as the vaccine rollout continues, National Cabinet understands the pressure our high-performance athletes have been facing as the Tokyo Games draw closer.

  5. Purvi Raniga:

    With consistency, we become one step closer to our dreams and while witnessing small victories on the way!

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