What does closer mean?

Definitions for closer
ˈkloʊ zərclos·er

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word closer.

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

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. Marc Bushallow:

    It's one of the closer calls.

  2. Lisa McGiffert:

    The closer to zero the better.

  3. Kahlil Gibran:

    To be closer to God, be closer to people.

  4. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Compassion brings us closer to each other.

  5. Jen Ramsey:

    Every no takes you one step closer to a yes!

Images & Illustrations of closer

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