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  1. lacking fresh air; "a dusty airless attic"; "the dreadfully close atmosphere"; "hot and stuffy and the air was blue with smoke" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. giving or spending with reluctance; "our cheeseparing administration"; "very close (or near) with his money"; "a penny-pinching miserly old man" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. come to a close; "The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the concluding part of any performance Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the last section of a communication; "in conclusion I want to say..." Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. in an attentive manner; "he remained close on his guard" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. marked by fidelity to an original; "a close translation"; "a faithful copy of the portrait"; "a faithful rendering of the observed facts" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. rigorously attentive; strict and thorough; "close supervision"; "paid close attention"; "a close study"; "kept a close watch on expenditures" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information; "although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched; "a close contest"; "a close election"; "a tight game" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. 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." Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. fitting closely but comfortably; "a close fit" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. come together, as if in an embrace; "Her arms closed around her long lost relative" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. crowded; "close quarters" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. fill or stop up; "Can you close the cracks with caulking?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut; "Close the door"; "shut the window" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. become closed; "The windows closed with a loud bang" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. finish a game in baseball by protecting a lead; "The relief pitcher closed with two runs in the second inning" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  23. complete a business deal, negotiation, or an agreement; "We closed on the house on Friday"; "They closed the deal on the building" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  24. unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of; "close the circuit"; "close a wound" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  25. bar access to; "Due to the accident, the road had to be closed for several hours" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  26. bring together all the elements or parts of; "Management closed ranks" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  27. draw near; "The probe closed with the space station" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  28. change one's body stance so that the forward shoulder and foot are closer to the intended point of impact Wordnet Dictionary DB
  29. cause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop Wordnet Dictionary DB
  30. engage at close quarters; "close with the enemy" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  31. finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.); "The meeting was closed with a charge by the chairman of the board" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  32. be priced or listed when trading stops; "The stock market closed high this Friday"; "My new stocks closed at $59 last night" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  33. close in relevance or relationship; "a close family"; "we are all...in close sympathy with..."; "close kin"; "a close resemblance" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  34. used of hair or haircuts; "a close military haircut" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  35. confined to specific persons; "a close secret" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  36. strictly confined or guarded; "kept under close custody" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  37. of textiles; "a close weave"; "smooth percale with a very tight weave" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  38. To stop, or fill up, as an opening; to shut; as, to close the eyes; to close a door. Webster Dictionary DB
  39. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. To come or gather around; to inclose; to encompass; to confine. Webster Dictionary DB
  41. To come together; to unite or coalesce, as the parts of a wound, or parts separated. Webster Dictionary DB
  42. To end, terminate, or come to a period; as, the debate closed at six o'clock. Webster Dictionary DB
  43. To grapple; to engage in hand-to-hand fight. Webster Dictionary DB
  44. The manner of shutting; the union of parts; junction. Webster Dictionary DB
  45. Conclusion; cessation; ending; end. Webster Dictionary DB
  46. A grapple in wrestling. Webster Dictionary DB
  47. The conclusion of a strain of music; cadence. Webster Dictionary DB
  48. A double bar marking the end. Webster Dictionary DB
  49. A narrow passage leading from a street to a court, and the houses within. Webster Dictionary DB
  50. The interest which one may have in a piece of ground, even though it is not inclosed. Webster Dictionary DB
  51. Shut fast; closed; tight; as, a close box. Webster Dictionary DB
  52. Narrow; confined; as, a close alley; close quarters. Webster Dictionary DB
  53. Strictly confined; carefully quarded; as, a close prisoner. Webster Dictionary DB
  54. Out of the way observation; secluded; secret; hidden. Webster Dictionary DB
  55. Disposed to keep secrets; secretive; reticent. Webster Dictionary DB
  56. Having the parts near each other; dense; solid; compact; as applied to bodies; viscous; tenacious; not volatile, as applied to liquids. Webster Dictionary DB
  57. Concise; to the point; as, close reasoning. Webster Dictionary DB
  58. Short; as, to cut grass or hair close. Webster Dictionary DB
  59. Intimate; familiar; confidential. Webster Dictionary DB
  60. Nearly equal; almost evenly balanced; as, a close vote. Webster Dictionary DB
  61. Difficult to obtain; as, money is close. Webster Dictionary DB
  62. Parsimonious; stingy. Webster Dictionary DB
  63. Adhering strictly to a standard or original; exact; strict; as, a close translation. Webster Dictionary DB
  64. Accurate; careful; precise; also, attentive; undeviating; strict; not wandering; as, a close observer. Webster Dictionary DB
  65. In a close manner. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  66. Secretly; darkly. Webster Dictionary DB
  67. To bring together the parts of; to consolidate; as, to close the ranks of an army; - often used with up. Webster Dictionary DB
  68. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  69. Oppressive; without motion or ventilation; causing a feeling of lassitude; - said of the air, weather, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  70. Adjoining; near; either in space; time, or thought; - often followed by to. Webster Dictionary DB
  71. Uttered with a relatively contracted opening of the mouth, as certain sounds of e and o in French, Italian, and German; - opposed to open. Webster Dictionary DB
  72. To shut; to shut up, as an opening by filling; to join, as an electric circuit; bring together; end. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  73. To come together; shut in; terminate or make an ending; followed by with; grapple with an opponent; to agree. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  74. An inclosed space; the grounds of a cathedral or abbey; an alley; end; cessation. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  75. Having no outlet; confined; without ventilation; shut fast; narrow; secretive; stingy; near, as in time, etc.; intimate; having its parts near each other; compact; fitting snugly; open only to a certain few; restricted by law, as a game season; pronounced with the lips near together; as a close vowel; oppressive; minute; precise. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  76. Near; tightly; narrowly; stingily. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  77. Closely. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  78. Closeness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  79. Shut up: with no opening: confined, unventilated: narrow: near, in time or place: compact: crowded: hidden: reserved: crafty. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  80. In a close manner: nearly: densely. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  81. An inclosed place: a small inclosed field: a narrow passage of a street. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  82. To make close: to draw together and unite: to finish. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  83. To grow together: to come to an end. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  84. The manner or time of closing: a pause or stop: the end. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  85. The end; conclusion. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  86. An end; conclusion. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  87. An inclosed space. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  88. Confined; narrow; near; hidden. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  89. In a close manner; near. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  90. To shut; come to an end. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  91. To shut; terminate. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  92. To shut; stop; end; terminate; conclude. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  93. To come together; shut; end; terminate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  94. To join; coalesce; agree; also, to join battle; grapple. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  95. Shut; shut in; confined; secluded; secret; secretive. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  96. Near, or near together; dense; compact. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  97. Trusty; intimate; as, close friends. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  98. Watchful; strict; as, close attention. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  99. Nearly even or equal; as, a close contest. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  100. Avaricious; stingy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  101. A grapple. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  102. A junction; meeting. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  103. An enclosed place. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  104. A narrow lane or passage. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  105. Shut fast, so as to have no opening; compact; well guarded; without ventilation; stagnant; confined; narrow; near in place or time; very nearly equal; secret; having the quality of secrecy; reserved; intent; attentive; concise; strictly adhering to the original; compressed, as thoughts or words; intimate; accurate; penurious; not liberal. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  106. Closely; nearly; densely; secretly; pressingly. Applied to the weather, warm and damp, cloudy or foggy, or warm and relaxing, occasioning a sense of lassitude and depression. Drawn, as a bird, in a coat of arms, with the wings close, and in a standing posture. Close by, within a little distance; very near. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  107. Conclusion; a grapple in wrestling. To close on or upon, to come to a mutual agreement. To close with, to accede to; to consent or agree to; to come to an agreement with; to unite with. To close with, or to close in with, to join closely; to grapple, as persons in a contest. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  108. An enclosure or place fenced in; the confines of a cathedral or abbey; an entry from a street; a blind alley. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  109. To shut; to make fast; to end; to conclude; to fill up; to unite a gap; to bring nearer together; to confine; to enclose; to unite; to coalesce; to end; to terminate; to grapple. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  110. Shut; having no vent or outlet; confined; compact; solid or dense; concise; brief; very near; private; narrow; crafty; penurious; warm; oppressive, as the weather. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  111. In Scot., a narrow passage or entry; a courtyard; an inclosure. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  112. Closely; nearly; secretly. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  113. To shut; to make fast; to end or finish; to cover; to inclose; to come or bring together; to unite. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  114. Conclusion; end; a pause; cessation. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  115. To bring together the parts of; to consolidate; as, to close the ranks of an army; -- often used with up. mso.anu.edu.au
  116. 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. mso.anu.edu.au
  117. Oppressive; without motion or ventilation; causing a feeling of lassitude; -- said of the air, weather, etc. mso.anu.edu.au
  118. Adjoining; near; either in space; time, or thought; -- often followed by to. mso.anu.edu.au
  119. Uttered with a relatively contracted opening of the mouth, as certain sounds of e and o in French, Italian, and German; -- opposed to open. mso.anu.edu.au
  120. To bring together the parts of; to consolidate; as, to close the ranks of an army; often used with up. dictgcide_fs
  121. 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. dictgcide_fs
  122. Oppressive; without motion or ventilation; causing a feeling of lassitude; said of the air, weather, etc. dictgcide_fs
  123. Adjoining; near; either in space; time, or thought; often followed by to. dictgcide_fs
  124. Uttered with a relatively contracted opening of the mouth, as certain sounds of e and o in French, Italian, and German; opposed to open. dictgcide_fs
  125. kl[=o]s, adj. shut up: with no opening: confined, unventilated: stifling: narrow: stingy: near, in time or place: intimate: compact, as opposed to discursive: crowded: hidden: reserved: private: secret.--adv. in a close manner: tightly; nearly: densely.--n. an enclosed place: a small enclosed field: a narrow passage of a street: the precinct of a cathedral.--adjs. CLOSE'-BAND'ED, closely united; CLOSE'-BARRED, firmly closed; CLOSE'-BOD'IED, fitting close to the body.--n. CLOSE'-CORPOR[=A]'TION, a corporation which fills up its own vacancies, without outside interference.--adjs. CLOSE'-FIST'ED, CLOSE'-HAND'ED, penurious, covetous; CLOSE'-GRAINED, with the fibres, &c., close together, compact; CLOSE'-HAULED, noting the trim of a ship when sailing as near as possible to the wind.--adv. CLOSE'LY.--ns. CLOSE'NESS; CLOSE'-STOOL, a chamber utensil enclosed in a box or stool; CLOSE'-SEA'SON, CLOSE'-TIME, a time of the year when it is against the law to kill certain animals, esp. game.--adj. CLOSE'-TONGUED (Shak.), cautious in speaking. [Fr. clos, shut--L. claud[)e]re, clausum, to shut.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  126. kl[=o]z, v.t. to make close: to draw together and unite: to finish.--v.i. to come together: to grapple: to come to an end (with).--n. the manner or time of closing: a pause or stop: the end: junction: (Shak.) encounter.--ns. CLOS'ER, one who concludes; CLOS'ING, enclosing: ending: agreement; CLOS'URE, the act of closing: the end: the stopping of a debate in the House of Commons by the vote of the House.--CLOSE A BARGAIN, to make an agreement; CLOSE WITH, to accede to: to grapple with.--WITH CLOSED DOORS, in private, the public being excluded, as in special cases in court, &c. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  127. Of a battery-current or circuit, to make continuous by the interposition of a conductor at some spot where the current was interrupted. na
  128. 1. Shut: (of vowels) pronounced with lips or mouth cavity contracted (e.g. o in not is open, in note c.); narrow, confined, contracted, stifling, (c. siege, prisoner, air); covered, concealed, secret, given to secrecy, (keep, lie, c., be in hiding; c.-stool, chamber-pot mounted in stool with cover); niggardly (so close-fisted a., close-fistedness n.); restricted, limited, (c. corporation &c.; c. scholarship, not open to all; c. BOROUGH); under prohibition (c. season, time, in which something is forbidden, esp. killing of game &c.). 2. Near: dense, compact, with no or slight intervals, (c. texture, thicket, writing; c. order, combat; c. quarters, immediate contact; c. reasoner, argument, analysis, leaving no gaps or weak spots, coherent; also adv., as shut c., c. ranked, c.-grained, without visible interstices, stand, sit, c.); in or nearly in contact (c. proximity; a c. shave, near the skin, also fig., narrow missing of collision &c.; c.-hauled, with sail-tacks hauled c. to side to windward; SAIL c. to the wind; esp. in adv. or prep. phrr. c. by, c. to, c. upon, as he was c. by, c. to the road, c. upon two hundred); fitting exactly (c. cap, c. resemblance); near& dear; nearly equal (c. contest); concentrated (c. examination, attention). Hence closely adv., closeness n. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  129. Enclosed place (break one\'s c. legal, trespass on his land); precinct of cathedral; school playground. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  130. Shut (t. & i. of lid or box, door or room or house; lit., or=declare or be declared not open, of place of business &c.; closing-time, at which shops stop business; c. upon, of hand, box, &c., grasp or imprison, also of eyes, lose sight of by shutting); be the boundary of, conclude, bring or come to an end, complete, settle, (c. one\'s days, die; c. bargain; abs., stop speaking, often with the remark &c.); bring or come into contact (c. the ranks or, intr., c. up; c. electric current or circuit, give it continuity), come within striking distance, grapple with; express (often eager) agreement with (offer, terms, or person offering them); c. in, enclose, come nearer, (of days) get successively shorter; c. up, block, fill, coalesce. (N.) conclusion, end; grappling of combatants. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  131. (Her.) Having the wings folded or closed. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  132. n. Union of parts, junction; —conclusion; end; —a grapple in wrestling; —end of a strain of music; cadence. Cabinet Dictionary
  133. n. An inclosed place; especially a small inclosed field or piece of land; —a narrow passage leading from a street; a blind alley; the confines of a cathedral. Cabinet Dictionary
  134. adv. In a close manner or state. Cabinet Dictionary
  135. A small field inclosed ; the time of shutting up; a grapple in wrestling; a pause or cessation ; a conclusion or end. Complete Dictionary
  136. Shut fast, with out vent, without inlet; confined; compact; concise, brief; immediate, without any intervening distance or space; joined one to an other; narrow, as a close alley ; admitting small distance ; hidden, secret, not revealed ; having the quality of secrecy, trusty; reserved, covetous ; cloudy; without wandering, attentive; full to the point, home ; retired, solitary; secluded from communication ; dark, cloudy, not clear. Complete Dictionary

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