What does closer mean?

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ˈkloʊ zərclos·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. closernoun

    a person who closes something

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

  2. closer, finisheradverb

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

  3. nearer, nigher, closeradverb

    (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. Closernoun

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

  2. Closernoun

    a finisher; that which finishes or terminates

  3. Closernoun

    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.

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  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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  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. Og Mandino:

    The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of setting goals and achieving them. Even the most tedious chore will become endurable as you parade through each day convinced that every task, no matter how menial or boring, brings you closer to fulfilling your dreams.

  2. James Delgado:

    A largely wooden ship, largely now consumed by marine organisms, it's not going to show up, it's only when you fly closer or when you have eyes on the bottom that you find these wrecks.

  3. Tom Noel:

    Then once we got closer and could see the amount of growth on it I knew it was a long time in the water and that it was only a danger to navigation so I notified the Coastguard of its position.

  4. Bob Dorfman:

    I expect we'll see better cameras, more viewing choices, more players and managers mic'd up, more streaming opportunities, more social media access, fans will need to feel closer to the players, action and live experience, even as they might prefer to stay more isolated.

  5. Martin Rowe:

    I agree dry bulk looks gloomy but we feel we're much closer to the end of this part of a downcycle than we are to the beginning.

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