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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

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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. Kate Upton:

    Paul Marciano came straight up to me, forcibly grabbed my breasts and started feeling them — playing with them actually. After I pushed Paul Marciano away, Paul Marciano said, ‘ I ’m making sure they’re real. ’ Despite doing everything I could physically do to avoid Paul Marciano touch throughout the meeting, Paul Marciano continued to touch me in a very dominating and aggressive way, grabbing my thighs, my arms to pull me closer, my shoulders to pull me closer, my neck, my breasts, and smelling me. that did not stop Paul’s constant grabbing. I was extremely shaken, surprised and scared.

  2. Jan Smuts:

    The intimate rapport with nature is one of the most precious things in life. Nature is indeed very close to us; sometimes closer than hands and feet, of which in truth she is but the extension. The emotional appeal of nature is tremendous, sometimes almost more than one can bear.

  3. The US:

    Although designated an' alien unprivileged enemy belligerent,' not technically afforded the rights of The US citizens, the complete disregard for the foundational concepts upon which the Constitution was founded is an affront to American values and concepts of justice, mr. Khan was subject to physical and psychological abuse well beyond approved enhanced interrogation techniques, instead being closer to torture performed by the most abusive regimes in modern history.

  4. Alphonse Marie Louis de Lamartine:

    Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.

  5. Margaret Atwood:

    The frame around the show changed, and we knew at that moment it would be viewed differently, which it was. So instead of fantasy — ha ha it will never happen — it got much closer to reality, because of the kinds of people backing Donald Trump.

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    being essentially equal to something
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