close

phonetic symbol: / klóʊs | klóʊz / 

close - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ the concluding part of any performance
closing curtain , finale , finis

[ noun ]
■ the last section of a communication
closing , conclusion , end , ending

[ noun ]
■ the temporal end
■ the concluding time
e.g.)
・they were playing better at the close of the season
conclusion , finale , finis , finish , last , stopping point

[ verb ]
■ finish a game in baseball by protecting a lead
e.g.)
・The relief pitcher closed with two runs in the second inning

[ verb ]
■ complete a business deal, negotiation, or an agreement
e.g.)
・We closed on the house on Friday
・They closed the deal on the building

[ verb ]
■ unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of
e.g.)
・close the circuit
・close a wound
・close a book
・close up an umbrella
close up

[ verb ]
■ move so that an opening or passage is obstructed
■ make shut
e.g.)
・Close the door
shut

[ verb ]
■ become closed
e.g.)
・The windows closed with a loud bang
shut

[ verb ]
■ fill or stop up
e.g.)
・Can you close the cracks with caulking?
fill up

[ verb ]
■ bar access to
e.g.)
・Due to the accident, the road had to be closed for several hours

[ verb ]
■ bring together all the elements or parts of
e.g.)
・Management closed ranks

[ verb ]
■ draw near
e.g.)
・The probe closed with the space station

[ verb ]
■ come together, as if in an embrace
e.g.)
・Her arms closed around her long lost relative
come together

[ verb ]
■ change one's body stance so that the forward shoulder and foot are closer to the intended point of impact

[ verb ]
■ cause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop

[ verb ]
■ engage at close quarters
e.g.)
・close with the enemy

[ verb ]
■ finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.)
e.g.)
・The meeting was closed with a charge by the chairman of the board

[ verb ]
■ cease to operate or cause to cease operating
e.g.)
・The owners decided to move and to close the factory
・My business closes every night at 8 P.M.
・close up the shop
close down , close up , fold , shut down

[ verb ]
■ come to a close
e.g.)
・The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin
conclude

[ verb ]
■ be priced or listed when trading stops
e.g.)
・The stock market closed high this Friday
・My new stocks closed at $59 last night

[ adjective satellite ]
■ marked by fidelity to an original
e.g.)
・a close translation
faithful

[ adjective satellite ]
■ rigorously attentive
■ strict and thorough
e.g.)
・close supervision
・paid close attention
・a close study
・kept a close watch on expenditures

[ adjective ]
■ not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances
e.g.)
・she was close to tears
・had a close call
near , nigh

[ adjective ]
■ at or within a short distance in space or time or having elements near each other
e.g.)
・close to noon
・how close are we to town?
・a close formation of ships

[ adjective ]
■ close in relevance or relationship
e.g.)
・a close family
・we are all...in close sympathy with...
・close kin
・a close resemblance

[ adjective satellite ]
■ inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information
e.g.)
・although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it
closelipped , closemouthed , secretive , tightlipped

[ adjective satellite ]
■ crowded
e.g.)
・close quarters
confining

[ adjective satellite ]
■ (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched
e.g.)
・a close contest
・a close election
tight

[ adjective satellite ]
■ giving or spending with reluctance
e.g.)
・very close (or near) with his money
cheeseparing , near , penny-pinching , skinny

[ adjective satellite ]
■ used of hair or haircuts
e.g.)
・a close military haircut

[ adjective satellite ]
■ fitting closely but comfortably
e.g.)
・a close fit
close-fitting , snug

[ adjective satellite ]
■ confined to specific persons
e.g.)
・a close secret

[ adjective satellite ]
■ strictly confined or guarded
e.g.)
・kept under close custody

[ adjective satellite ]
■ of textiles
e.g.)
・a close weave
tight

[ adjective satellite ]
■ lacking fresh air
e.g.)
・the dreadfully close atmosphere
airless , stuffy , unaired

[ adverb ]
■ near in time or place or relationship
e.g.)
・the bullet didn't come close
・don't get too close to the fire
near , nigh

[ adverb ]
■ in an attentive manner
e.g.)
・he remained close on his guard
closely , tight

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