close
noun.
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
noun.
the last section of a communication
in conclusion I want to say...
noun.
the concluding part of any performance
verb.
move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut
Close the door|shut the window
Synonym: shut
verb.
become closed
The windows closed with a loud bang
Synonym: shut
verb.
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.|close up the shop
verb.
finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.)
The meeting was closed with a charge by the chairman of the board
verb.
come to a close
The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin
Synonym: conclude
verb.
complete a business deal, negotiation, or an agreement
We closed on the house on Friday|They closed the deal on the building
verb.
be priced or listed when trading stops
The stock market closed high this Friday|My new stocks closed at $59 last night
verb.
engage at close quarters
close with the enemy
verb.
cause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop
verb.
change one's body stance so that the forward shoulder and foot are closer to the intended point of impact
verb.
come together, as if in an embrace
Her arms closed around her long lost relative
Synonym: come together
verb.
draw near
The probe closed with the space station
verb.
bring together all the elements or parts of
Management closed ranks
verb.
bar access to
Due to the accident, the road had to be closed for several hours
verb.
fill or stop up
Can you close the cracks with caulking?
Synonym: fill up
verb.
unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of
close the circuit|close a wound|close a book|close up an umbrella
Synonym: close up
verb.
finish a game in baseball by protecting a lead
The relief pitcher closed with two runs in the second inning
adj.
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
adj.
close in relevance or relationship
a close family|we are all...in close sympathy with...|close kin|a close resemblance
adj.
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|had a close call
Synonym: near, nigh
adv.
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|don't get too close to the fire
Synonym: near, nigh
adv.
in an attentive manner
he remained close on his guard
Synonym: closely, tight
adj.
rigorously attentive; strict and thorough
close supervision|paid close attention|a close study|kept a close watch on expenditures
adj.
marked by fidelity to an original
a close translation|a faithful copy of the portrait|a faithful rendering of the observed facts
Synonym: faithful
adj.
(of a contest or contestants) evenly matched
a close contest|a close election|a tight game
Synonym: tight
adj.
crowded
close quarters
Synonym: confining
adj.
lacking fresh air
a dusty airless attic|the dreadfully close atmosphere|hot and stuffy and the air was blue with smoke
adj.
of textiles
a close weave|smooth percale with a very tight weave
Synonym: tight
adj.
strictly confined or guarded
kept under close custody
adj.
confined to specific persons
a close secret
adj.
fitting closely but comfortably
a close fit
adj.
used of hair or haircuts
a close military haircut
adj.
giving or spending with reluctance
our cheeseparing administration|very close (or near) with his money|a penny-pinching miserly old man
adj.
inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information
although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it
Antonym: distant, open