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Dictionary definition for: Close

1. (n) the temporal end; the concluding time; "the stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell" "the market was up at the finish" "they were playing better at the close of the season"

2. (r) near in time or place or relationship; "as the wedding day drew near" "stood near the door" "don''t shoot until they come near" "getting near to the true explanation" "her mother is always near" "The end draws nigh" "the bullet didn''t come close"

3. (a) at or within a short distance in space or time or having elements near each other; "close to noon" "how close are we to town?" "a close formation of ships"

4. (v) cease to operate or cause to cease operating; "The owners decided to move and to close the factory" "My business closes every night at 8 P.M."

5. (n) the last section of a communication; "in conclusion I want to say..."

6. (r) in an attentive manner; "he remained close on his guard"

7. (a) close in relevance or relationship; "a close family" "we are all...in close sympathy with..." "close kin" "a close resemblance"

8. (v) complete a business deal, negotiation, or an agreement; "We closed on the house on Friday" "They closed the deal on the building"

9. (a) not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances; "near neighbors" "in the near future" "they are near equals" "his nearest approach to success" "a very near thing" "a near hit by the bomb" "she was near tears" "she was close to tears"

10. (n) the concluding part of any performance

11. (v) move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut; "Close the door" "shut the window"

12. (v) bar access to; "Due to the accident, the road had to be closed for several hours"

13. (s) rigorously attentive; strict and thorough; "close supervision" "paid close attention" "a close study" "kept a close watch on expenditures"

14. (v) finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.) "The meeting was closed with a charge by the chairman of the board"

15. (s) marked by fidelity to an original; "a close translation" "a faithful copy of the portrait" "a faithful rendering of the observed facts"

16. (v) draw near; "The probe closed with the space station"

17. (s) (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched; "a close contest" "a close election" "a tight game"

18. (s) crowded; "close quarters"

19. (v) come to a close; "The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin"

20. (s) lacking fresh air; "a dusty airless attic" "the dreadfully close atmosphere" "hot and stuffy and the air was blue with smoke"

21. (v) become closed; "The windows closed with a loud bang"

22. (v) come together, as if in an embrace; "Her arms closed around her long lost relative"

23. (s) of textiles; "a close weave" "smooth percale with a very tight weave"

24. (v) unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of; "close the circuit" "close a wound"

25. (s) strictly confined or guarded; "kept under close custody"

26. (v) bring together all the elements or parts of; "Management closed ranks"

27. (s) confined to specific persons; "a close secret"

28. (v) engage at close quarters; "close with the enemy"

29. (s) fitting closely but comfortably; "a close fit"

30. (v) be priced or listed when trading stops; "The stock market closed high this Friday" "My new stocks closed at $59 last night"

31. (s) used of hair or haircuts; "a close military haircut"

32. (s) giving or spending with reluctance; "our cheeseparing administration" "very close (or near) with his money" "a penny-pinching miserly old man"

33. (v) cause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop

34. (s) inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information; "although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it"

35. (v) change one''s body stance so that the forward shoulder and foot are closer to the intended point of impact

36. (v) fill or stop up; "Can you close the cracks with caulking?"

37. (v) finish a game in baseball by protecting a lead; "The relief pitcher closed with two runs in the second inning"

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