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. Edward Moya:

    Powell's Jackson Hole speech did not mention a mid-cycle adjustment and investors could take that as a hint that he is probably closer to an easing cycle than just seeing a couple of rate cuts.

  2. Ed Kranepool:

    As you get closer to 80 they’re going to say you’re too old, there’s more chance of rejection, that type of thing, so my doctor says now is the time.

  3. Farmer Ramesh Singh:

    Last year, I promised myself I wouldn't set the rice paddy residue on fire to clear my field for planting winter crops, but as the new sowing season drew closer, I started running out of time and I reluctantly set the farm waste on fire to prepare the field for wheat planting.

  4. Jamal Khashoggis:

    The main reason behind Jamal Khashoggis choosing to live in Turkey is to be closer to Jamal Khashoggis family. Jamal Khashoggis has a very special relationship with all of his sisters. It's been hard for all of us to hear the tragic news.

  5. Lewis Hamilton:

    I think this year the whole pack looks a bit closer. I think they have something up their sleeve this weekend, i think they have a lot more than they are talking. They have arrived on the low, but are going to deliver high.

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