Close 1Definition: To stop, or fill up, as an opening; to shut; as, to close the
eyes; to close a door.
Close 2Definition: To bring together the
parts of; to consolidate; as, to close the
ranks of an army; often used with up.
Close 3Definition: To bring to an end or period; to conclude; to complete; to finish; to end; to consummate; as, to close a bargain; to close a course of instruction.
Close 4Definition: To come or gather around; to inclose; to encompass; to confine.
Close 5Definition: To come together; to unite or coalesce, as the
parts of a wound, or
Close 6Definition: To grapple; to engage in
Close 7Definition: The manner of shutting; the union of
Close 8Definition: Conclusion; cessation; ending; end.
Close 9Definition: A grapple in wrestling.
Close 10Definition: The conclusion of a strain of music; cadence.
Close 11Definition: A double bar marking the end.
Close 12Definition: An inclosed place; especially, a small field or piece of land surrounded by a wall, hedge, or fence of any kind; specifically, the precinct of a cathedral or abbey.
Close 13Definition: A narrow passage leading from a street to a court, and the houses within.
Close 14Definition: The interest which one may have in a piece of ground, even though it is not inclosed.
Close 15Definition: Shut fast; closed; tight; as, a close box.
Close 16Definition: Narrow; confined; as, a close alley; close
Close 17Definition: Oppressive; without motion or ventilation; causing a feeling of lassitude; said of the air, weather,
Close 18Definition: Strictly confined; carefully
quarded; as, a close prisoner.
Close 19Definition: Out of the way observation; secluded; secret; hidden.
Close 20Definition: Disposed to keep
secrets; secretive; reticent.
Close 21Definition: Having the
parts near each other; dense; solid; compact; as applied to bodies; viscous; tenacious; not volatile, as applied to
Close 22Definition: Concise; to the point; as, close reasoning.
Close 23Definition: Adjoining; near; either in space; time, or thought; often followed by to.
Close 24Definition: Short; as, to cut grass or hair close.
Close 25Definition: Intimate; familiar; confidential.
Close 26Definition: Nearly equal; almost evenly balanced; as, a close vote.
Close 27Definition: Difficult to obtain; as, money is close.
Close 28Definition: Parsimonious; stingy.
Close 29Definition: Adhering strictly to a standard or original; exact; strict; as, a close translation.
Close 30Definition: Accurate; careful; precise; also, attentive;
undeviating; strict; not wandering; as, a close observer.
Close 31Definition: Uttered with a relatively contracted opening of the mouth, as certain
sounds of e and o in French, Italian, and German; opposed to open.
Close 32Definition: In a close manner.
Close 33Definition: Secretly; darkly.
close 34Definition: the concluding part of any performance
close 35Definition: the last section of a communication; "in conclusion I want to say..."
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"
finish a game in baseball by protecting a lead; "The relief pitcher closed with two runs in the second inning"
complete a business deal, negotiation, or an agreement; "We closed on the house on Friday"; "They closed the deal on the building"
unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of; "close the circuit"; "close a wound"
move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut; "Close the door"; "shut the window"
become closed; "The windows closed with a loud bang"
fill or stop up; "Can you close the cracks with caulking?"
bar access to; "Due to the accident, the road had to be closed for several hours"
bring together all the elements or parts of; "Management closed ranks"
draw near; "The probe closed with the space station"
come together, as if in an embrace; "Her arms closed around her long lost relative"
change one''s body stance so that the forward shoulder and foot are closer to the intended point of impact
cause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop
engage at close quarters; "close with the enemy"
finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.); "The meeting was closed with a charge by the chairman of the board"
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."
come to a close; "The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin"
be priced or listed when trading stops; "The stock market closed high this Friday"; "My new stocks closed at $59 last night"
marked by fidelity to an original; "a close translation"; "a faithful copy of the portrait"; "a faithful rendering of the observed facts"
rigorously attentive; strict and thorough; "close supervision"; "paid close attention"; "a close study"; "kept a close watch on expenditures"
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";
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"
close in relevance or relationship; "a close family"; "we are all...in close sympathy with..."; "close kin"; "a close resemblance"
inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information; "although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it"
crowded; "close quarters"
(of a contest or contestants) evenly matched; "a close contest"; "a close election"; "a tight game"
giving or spending with reluctance; "our cheeseparing administration"; "very close (or near) with his money"; "a penny-pinching miserly old man"
used of hair or haircuts; "a close military haircut"
fitting closely but comfortably; "a close fit"
confined to specific persons; "a close secret"
strictly confined or guarded; "kept under close custody"
of textiles; "a close weave"; "smooth percale with a very tight weave"
lacking fresh air; "a dusty airless attic"; "the dreadfully close atmosphere"; "hot and stuffy and the air was blue with smoke"
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";
in an attentive manner; "he remained close on his guard"