What does closing mean?

Definitions for closing
ˈkloʊ zɪŋclos·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shutting, closingnoun

    the act of closing something

  2. conclusion, end, close, closing, endingnoun

    the last section of a communication

    "in conclusion I want to say..."

  3. closing, closurenoun

    approaching a particular destination; a coming closer; a narrowing of a gap

    "the ship's rapid rate of closing gave them little time to avoid a collision"

  4. closure, closedown, closing, shutdownnoun

    termination of operations

    "they regretted the closure of the day care center"

  5. completion, culmination, closing, windup, mop upadjective

    a concluding action

  6. closingadjective

    final or ending

    "the closing stages of the election"; "the closing weeks of the year"; "the closing scene of the film"; "closing remarks"


  1. closingnoun

    (Commerce) the final action in a commercial transaction, especially the meeting between buyer and seller (and in some cases mortgagee), or their representatives, in a transaction for sale of real estate in which all documents are signed and all procedures carried out to complete the sale; -- called also real estate closing.


  1. closingnoun

    The end or conclusion of something

    The closing of the curtains.

  2. closingnoun

    The final procedure in a house sale when documents are signed and recorded.

  3. closingadjective

    Coming after all others.


  1. closing

    Closing generally refers to the finalization or completion of a process, transaction, event, or activity. It signifies the end or conclusion where all necessary procedures have been completed, and it is officially terminated or sealed. Different fields or industries may have specific meanings related to those processes, like closing a sale, closing a real estate transaction, or closing a performance.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Closing

    of Close


  1. Closing

    Closing is the final step in executing a real estate transaction. The closing date is set during the negotiation phase, and is usually several weeks after the offer is formally accepted. On the closing date, the parties consummate the purchase contract, and ownership of the property is transferred to the buyer. In most jurisdictions ownership is officially transferred when a deed from the seller is delivered to the buyer. Several things happen during closing: ⁕The buyer delivers a cheque for the balance owed on the purchase price. ⁕The seller signs the deed over to the buyer, and delivers the keys. ⁕A title company, lawyer or civil law notary registers the new deed with the local land registry office. ⁕The seller receives a cheque or bank transfer for the proceeds of the sale, less closing costs and mortgage payouts. Closing in escrow usually occurs in states in the western half of the US. A title company or other trusted party holds the money and the signed deed, and arranges for the transfer. This is primarily so that the seller can give up ownership of the property, and the buyer can hand over the payment, without both parties having to be present at the same time. Escrow ensures an orderly transaction, or if something goes wrong, an orderly termination of the agreement.

Editors Contribution

  1. closingverb

    A short distance away or apart in space or time ending as a finished experience or tale from a book.

    The book of revelation seems to be closing before the Son of God opens the book of life.

    Etymology: Ending

    Submitted by Tehorah_Elyon on February 24, 2024  

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  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'closing' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4661

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of closing in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of closing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of closing in a Sentence

  1. Max Whitlock:

    It's a massive honor for me to be the first British man to win a world championship title. Britain have been close before and we’ve been gradually improving since 2012, closing the gap on the rest of the world, we’ve got some amazing gymnasts in our team... and I don’t think it’ll be the last world title a British man wins in gymnastics.

  2. StockMkt Today:

    Motherfuxker SBI Securities web trading platform has blocked all transaction and again showing Page Unresponsive error frequently right now. Basxred Broker is trying to loot retail traders by closing it for want of commission from companies

  3. Rand Paul:

    Closing the Internet would require a change to our Constitution where we get rid of the First Amendment. That's a big step.

  4. Nick Zippilli:

    Yeah, I’m closing earlier than I ever did, the later it gets, the whackier it gets out there. It’s dangerous and it’s unpredictable. Homeless guys all over. Where’s all this money they’re spending on shelters going?

  5. Lakshheish M Patel:

    Bxatxard SBI Securities web trading platform has started hanging and jamming since 2:30 today as intraday closing time is approaching. As everyday almost by most brokers, disruption in service by them means market abruption on cards and thus looting their traders

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Translations for closing

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  • إغلاقArabic
  • затваряне, последен, закриване, заключителенBulgarian
  • cierre, clausuraSpanish
  • lopetus, viimeinen, loppu, lopettaminen, sulkeminen, päättäminenFinnish
  • clôtureFrench
  • finale, chiusura, ultimo, conclusivoItalian
  • последний, заключительный, закрытиеRussian

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