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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"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Closernoun

    A finisher; a concluder.

    Etymology: from close.

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

Anagrams for closer »

  1. escrol

  2. cresol

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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. Daniel McLaren:

    If the only place you can find out what's happening behind the scenes in the lead-up to the fight is via their social media feeds, you're going to follow them, so I think they will see quite a big increase in followers and the amount of mentions they're getting as the fight gets closer.

  2. Joanna Cohen:

    We looked at things like' healthy recipes,'' healthy diet,' those sort of things, to see if there were patterns in searches by day of the week. And indeed, at the beginning of the week -- specifically Monday and Tuesday -- more people are searching for healthy things, and then it sort of drops off as you get closer to the weekend.

  3. Granger Smith:

    Dear River, because of the life you lived, we’ve grown closer to God, and God gave us a miracle.

  4. Chris Cabrera:

    We do have problems getting into a few places, usually due to some disagreement with a landowner, mostly ranchers are fairly cooperative farther north, and closer to the border we have authority to go in anyway.

  5. Martin Dolan:

    We are getting closer. At this stage, we are highly confident -- but it still needs confirmation -- that it is a part from a 777 aircraft, the only 777 aircraft that we're aware of in the Indian Ocean that could have led to this part floating is MH370.

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