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
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say closer in sign language?

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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. Malina Malkani:

    Tap water has a pH of roughly around 7, and alkaline water is closer to about 8 or 9, alkaline compounds are salts and metals that, when added to water, make it more basic.

  2. Emmylou Harris:

    You get to a certain point in your life where you get closer to the end of your life than the beginning, and it colors your life, in a way.

  3. State John Kerry:

    The modalities for a cessation of hostilities are now being completed. In fact, we are closer to a ceasefire today than we have been.

  4. Jessica Ellis:

    I hope to bring people closer to nature ... to pass on a message that we all must strive to minimize our impact on the earth.

  5. Bernie Ecclestone:

    I have no idea whether any of these people have got closer with this, but CVC is in the business of buying and selling companies.

Images & Illustrations of closer

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