- close as a noun:
- 3 as a verb:
- 17 as an adjective:
- 15 as a adverb:
The temporal end; the concluding time:
— They were playing better at the close of the season.
The last section of a communication.
Polish: finał, finisz, zakończenie
The concluding part of any performance.
Dutch: besluit, finale, slot, slotstuk
Move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut:
— Close the door.
Dutch: dichtdoen, dichten, dichtmaken, sluiten, toedoen
— The windows closed with a loud bang.
Dutch: dichtgaan, sluiten
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.
Dutch: afsluiten, lamleggen, platgooien, platleggen, platliggen, stilleggen, stilliggen, uitzetten
Finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.).
Come to a close:
— The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin.
Complete a business deal, negotiation, or an agreement.
Be priced or listed when trading stops.
Engage at close quarters.
Cause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop.
Change one's body stance so that the forward shoulder and foot are closer to the intended point of impact.
Come together, as if in an embrace:
— Her arms closed around her long lost relative.
synonym: come together.
Bring together all the elements or parts of.
Bar access to.
Fill or stop up:
— Can you close the cracks with caulking?.
synonym: fill up.
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.
Finish a game in baseball by protecting a lead.
At or within a short distance in space or time or having elements near each other.
Close in relevance or relationship.
Not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances:
— She was close to tears.
— Had a close call.
Polish: bliski, niedaleki, nieodległy
Rigorously attentive; strict and thorough.
Marked by fidelity to an original:
— A close translation.
of a contest or contestants Evenly matched:
— A close contest.
— A close election.
— Close quarters.
Lacking fresh air:
— The dreadfully close atmosphere.
— A close weave.
Strictly confined or guarded.
Confined to specific persons.
Used of hair or haircuts.
Giving or spending with reluctance:
— Very close (or near) with his money.
Inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information:
— Although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it.
Near in time or place or relationship:
— The bullet didn't come close.
— Don't get too close to the fire.
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