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. Bryan Cranston:

    We want parents and kids to sit down together and watch the show. I think they’re going to get a lot out of it. They ’ll laugh, they may shed a tear, but it ’ll bring them closer.

  2. Baik Jae-yer:

    The steps show that the companies are mindful of shareholder value, but we need to take a closer look at the details and whether the growth strategy set forth is reasonable.

  3. Dustin Craun:

    It is disturbing enough that some sick individual would attempt to burn a house of worship to the ground, but referencing the slayings in New Zealand is beyond the pale, while the majority of humanity has responded to the tragedy to draw closer to one another and refute hatred, a violent and hate-filled minority seeks further divisions. We are grateful that someone was inside the mosque and was able to act quickly to put the fire out. We ask anyone with information to come forward and contact the Escondido Police Department. We stand in solidarity with our community members who attend the Islamic Center of Escondido.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Reputation and Character are not one and the same thing. They are radically different. Reputation is what others think of you, while Character is what God knows about you. People can manipulate the thinking of others, but they cannot hide or change the truth that is known to God, the Supreme Power. Whenever you come across a dilemma, and you have to make a choice from various options, you must think of the Truth first before thinking about the Reputation. Truth will always build your Character, set you free, and bring you closer to Supreme Power.

  5. John Williams:

    My view, that I've expressed previously in the past, is that the middle of 2015 is a reasonable guess when that discussion I think will become closer to, should we do it now (raise rates) or wait a little longer?

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