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Definitions of close

  1. A narrow passage leading from a street to a court, and the houses within. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. The interest which one may have in a piece of ground, even though it is not inclosed. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Shut fast; closed; tight; as, a close box. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Narrow; confined; as, a close alley; close quarters. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Strictly confined; carefully quarded; as, a close prisoner. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Out of the way observation; secluded; secret; hidden. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Disposed to keep secrets; secretive; reticent. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Having the parts near each other; dense; solid; compact; as applied to bodies; viscous; tenacious; not volatile, as applied to liquids. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Concise; to the point; as, close reasoning. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Short; as, to cut grass or hair close. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Intimate; familiar; confidential. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Nearly equal; almost evenly balanced; as, a close vote. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Difficult to obtain; as, money is close. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Parsimonious; stingy. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Adhering strictly to a standard or original; exact; strict; as, a close translation. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Accurate; careful; precise; also, attentive; undeviating; strict; not wandering; as, a close observer. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. 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
  18. Oppressive; without motion or ventilation; causing a feeling of lassitude; - said of the air, weather, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Adjoining; near; either in space; time, or thought; - often followed by to. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. 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
  21. 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.
  22. To make close: to draw together and unite: to finish. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. To shut; terminate. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  24. To end, terminate, or come to a period; as, the debate closed at six o'clock. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. To grapple; to engage in hand-to-hand fight. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. 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.
  27. To grow together: to come to an end. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  28. To shut; come to an end. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  29. come together, as if in an embrace; "Her arms closed around her long lost relative" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  30. fill or stop up; "Can you close the cracks with caulking?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  31. move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut; "Close the door"; "shut the window" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  32. become closed; "The windows closed with a loud bang" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  33. To come together; shut; end; terminate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. the concluding part of any performance Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  37. 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
  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. The manner of shutting; the union of parts; junction. Webster Dictionary DB
  42. Conclusion; cessation; ending; end. Webster Dictionary DB
  43. The conclusion of a strain of music; cadence. Webster Dictionary DB
  44. A double bar marking the end. Webster Dictionary DB
  45. To bring together the parts of; to consolidate; as, to close the ranks of an army; - often used with up. Webster Dictionary DB
  46. 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.
  47. Closeness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  48. 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.
  49. The manner or time of closing: a pause or stop: the end. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  50. An end; conclusion. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  51. An inclosed space. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  52. A grapple. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  53. A junction; meeting. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  54. An enclosed place. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  55. A narrow lane or passage. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  56. 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.
  57. 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.
  58. 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.
  59. Conclusion; end; a pause; cessation. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  60. 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
  61. In a close manner. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  62. Secretly; darkly. Webster Dictionary DB
  63. Near; tightly; narrowly; stingily. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  64. Closely. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  65. In a close manner: nearly: densely. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  66. 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.
  67. Closely; nearly; secretly. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  68. lacking fresh air; "a dusty airless attic"; "the dreadfully close atmosphere"; "hot and stuffy and the air was blue with smoke" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  69. giving or spending with reluctance; "our cheeseparing administration"; "very close (or near) with his money"; "a penny-pinching miserly old man" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  70. rigorously attentive; strict and thorough; "close supervision"; "paid close attention"; "a close study"; "kept a close watch on expenditures" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  71. 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
  72. 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
  73. (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched; "a close contest"; "a close election"; "a tight game" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  74. finish a game in baseball by protecting a lead; "The relief pitcher closed with two runs in the second inning" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  75. 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
  76. unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of; "close the circuit"; "close a wound" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  77. bar access to; "Due to the accident, the road had to be closed for several hours" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  78. bring together all the elements or parts of; "Management closed ranks" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  79. draw near; "The probe closed with the space station" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  80. change one's body stance so that the forward shoulder and foot are closer to the intended point of impact Wordnet Dictionary DB
  81. cause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop Wordnet Dictionary DB
  82. engage at close quarters; "close with the enemy" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  83. finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.); "The meeting was closed with a charge by the chairman of the board" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  84. 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
  85. close in relevance or relationship; "a close family"; "we are all...in close sympathy with..."; "close kin"; "a close resemblance" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  86. used of hair or haircuts; "a close military haircut" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  87. confined to specific persons; "a close secret" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  88. strictly confined or guarded; "kept under close custody" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  89. of textiles; "a close weave"; "smooth percale with a very tight weave" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  90. 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.
  91. 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.
  92. Confined; narrow; near; hidden. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  93. In a close manner; near. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  94. Shut; shut in; confined; secluded; secret; secretive. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  95. Near, or near together; dense; compact. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  96. Trusty; intimate; as, close friends. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  97. Watchful; strict; as, close attention. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  98. Nearly even or equal; as, a close contest. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  99. Avaricious; stingy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  100. 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.
  101. 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.

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Usage examples for close

  1. I had never been close to a baby before- never! – The Man Thou Gavest by Harriet T. Comstock
  2. She was close to the child. – The White Wolf and Other Fireside Tales by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
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