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1 : of Close

2 : To stop, or fill up, as an opening; to shut; as, to close the eyes; to close a door.

3 : To bring together the parts of; to consolidate; as, to close the ranks of an army; -- often used with up.

4 : 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.

5 : To come or gather around; to inclose; to encompass; to confine.

6 : To come together; to unite or coalesce, as the parts of a wound, or parts separated.

7 : To end, terminate, or come to a period; as, the debate closed at six o'clock.

8 : To grapple; to engage in hand-to-hand fight.

9 : The manner of shutting; the union of parts; junction.

10 : Conclusion; cessation; ending; end.

11 : A grapple in wrestling.

12 : The conclusion of a strain of music; cadence.

13 : A double bar marking the end.

14 : 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.

15 : A narrow passage leading from a street to a court, and the houses within.

16 : The interest which one may have in a piece of ground, even though it is not inclosed.

17 : Shut fast; closed; tight; as, a close box.

18 : Narrow; confined; as, a close alley; close quarters.

19 : Oppressive; without motion or ventilation; causing a feeling of lassitude; -- said of the air, weather, etc.

20 : Strictly confined; carefully quarded; as, a close prisoner.

21 : Out of the way observation; secluded; secret; hidden.

22 : Disposed to keep secrets; secretive; reticent.

23 : Having the parts near each other; dense; solid; compact; as applied to bodies; viscous; tenacious; not volatile, as applied to liquids.

24 : Concise; to the point; as, close reasoning.

25 : Adjoining; near; either in space; time, or thought; -- often followed by to.

26 : Short; as, to cut grass or hair close.

27 : Intimate; familiar; confidential.

28 : Nearly equal; almost evenly balanced; as, a close vote.

29 : Difficult to obtain; as, money is close.

30 : Parsimonious; stingy.

31 : Adhering strictly to a standard or original; exact; strict; as, a close translation.

32 : Accurate; careful; precise; also, attentive; undeviating; strict; not wandering; as, a close observer.

33 : Uttered with a relatively contracted opening of the mouth, as certain sounds of e and o in French, Italian, and German; -- opposed to open.

34 : In a close manner.

35 : Secretly; darkly.

36 : Closely united.

37 : Firmly barred or closed.

38 : Fitting the body exactly; setting close, as a garment.

39 : Barriers with loopholes, formerly erected on the deck of a vessel to shelter the men in a close engagement with an enemy's boarders; -- called also close quarters.

40 : Covetous; niggardly.

41 : Covetous; penurious; stingy; closefisted.

42 : Under way and moving as nearly as possible toward the direction from which the wind blows; -- said of a sailing vessel.

43 : In a close manner.

44 : Secretly; privately.

45 : Cautious in speaking; secret; wary; uncommunicative.

46 : To make close.

47 : The state of being close.

48 : One who, or that which, closes; specifically, a boot closer. See under Boot.

49 : A finisher; that which finishes or terminates.

50 : The last stone in a horizontal course, if of a less size than the others, or a piece of brick finishing a course.

(50) words is found which contain close in our database

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1 : Closed

imp. & p. p.

of Close

2 : Close

n.

To stop, or fill up, as an opening; to shut; as, to close the eyes; to close a door.

3 : Close

n.

To bring together the parts of; to consolidate; as, to close the ranks of an army; -- often used with up.

4 : Close

n.

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.

5 : Close

n.

To come or gather around; to inclose; to encompass; to confine.

6 : Close

v. i.

To come together; to unite or coalesce, as the parts of a wound, or parts separated.

7 : Close

v. i.

To end, terminate, or come to a period; as, the debate closed at six o'clock.

8 : Close

v. i.

To grapple; to engage in hand-to-hand fight.

9 : Close

n.

The manner of shutting; the union of parts; junction.

10 : Close

n.

Conclusion; cessation; ending; end.

11 : Close

n.

A grapple in wrestling.

12 : Close

n.

The conclusion of a strain of music; cadence.

13 : Close

n.

A double bar marking the end.

14 : Close

v. t.

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.

15 : Close

v. t.

A narrow passage leading from a street to a court, and the houses within.

16 : Close

v. t.

The interest which one may have in a piece of ground, even though it is not inclosed.

17 : Close

v. t.

Shut fast; closed; tight; as, a close box.

18 : Close

v. t.

Narrow; confined; as, a close alley; close quarters.

19 : Close

v. t.

Oppressive; without motion or ventilation; causing a feeling of lassitude; -- said of the air, weather, etc.

20 : Close

v. t.

Strictly confined; carefully quarded; as, a close prisoner.

21 : Close

v. t.

Out of the way observation; secluded; secret; hidden.

22 : Close

v. t.

Disposed to keep secrets; secretive; reticent.

23 : Close

v. t.

Having the parts near each other; dense; solid; compact; as applied to bodies; viscous; tenacious; not volatile, as applied to liquids.

24 : Close

v. t.

Concise; to the point; as, close reasoning.

25 : Close

v. t.

Adjoining; near; either in space; time, or thought; -- often followed by to.

26 : Close

v. t.

Short; as, to cut grass or hair close.

27 : Close

v. t.

Intimate; familiar; confidential.

28 : Close

v. t.

Nearly equal; almost evenly balanced; as, a close vote.

29 : Close

v. t.

Difficult to obtain; as, money is close.

30 : Close

v. t.

Parsimonious; stingy.

31 : Close

v. t.

Adhering strictly to a standard or original; exact; strict; as, a close translation.

32 : Close

v. t.

Accurate; careful; precise; also, attentive; undeviating; strict; not wandering; as, a close observer.

33 : Close

v. t.

Uttered with a relatively contracted opening of the mouth, as certain sounds of e and o in French, Italian, and German; -- opposed to open.

34 : Close

adv.

In a close manner.

35 : Close

adv.

Secretly; darkly.

36 : Close-banded

a.

Closely united.

37 : Close-barred

a.

Firmly barred or closed.

38 : Close-bodied

a.

Fitting the body exactly; setting close, as a garment.

39 : Close-fights

n. pl.

Barriers with loopholes, formerly erected on the deck of a vessel to shelter the men in a close engagement with an enemy's boarders; -- called also close quarters.

40 : Closefisted

a.

Covetous; niggardly.

41 : Closehanded

a.

Covetous; penurious; stingy; closefisted.

42 : Closehauled

a.

Under way and moving as nearly as possible toward the direction from which the wind blows; -- said of a sailing vessel.

43 : Closely

adv.

In a close manner.

44 : Closely

adv.

Secretly; privately.

45 : Closemouthed

a.

Cautious in speaking; secret; wary; uncommunicative.

46 : Closen

v. t.

To make close.

47 : Closeness

n.

The state of being close.

48 : Closer

n.

One who, or that which, closes; specifically, a boot closer. See under Boot.

49 : Closer

n.

A finisher; that which finishes or terminates.

50 : Closer

n.

The last stone in a horizontal course, if of a less size than the others, or a piece of brick finishing a course.

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Close may refer to:

  • Close (surname)

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Contents

  • 1 English
    • 1.1 Etymology 1
      • 1.1.1 Pronunciation
      • 1.1.2 Verb
        • 1.1.2.1 Synonyms
        • 1.1.2.2 Antonyms
        • 1.1.2.3 Hyponyms
        • 1.1.2.4 Derived terms
        • 1.1.2.5 Related terms
        • 1.1.2.6 Translations
      • 1.1.3 Noun
        • 1.1.3.1 Synonyms
        • 1.1.3.2 Antonyms
        • 1.1.3.3 Translations
    • 1.2 Etymology 2
      • 1.2.1 Pronunciation
      • 1.2.2 Adjective
        • 1.2.2.1 Synonyms
        • 1.2.2.2 Antonyms
        • 1.2.2.3 Hyponyms
        • 1.2.2.4 Derived terms
      • 1.2.3 Related terms
        • 1.2.3.1 Translations
      • 1.2.4 Noun
        • 1.2.4.1 Synonyms
        • 1.2.4.2 Translations
    • 1.3 Anagrams
  • 2 French
    • 2.1 Adjective
    • 2.2 Verb
    • 2.3 Participle
    • 2.4 Anagrams
  • 3 Portuguese
    • 3.1 Noun
      • 3.1.1 Synonyms

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English closen (to close, enclose), partly continuing (in altered form) earlier Middle English clusen (to close) (from Old English clȳsan (to close, shut); compare beclose, foreclose, etc.), and partly derived from Middle English clos (close, shut up, confined, secret, adjective), from Old French clos (close, confined, adjective), from Latin clausus (shut up, past participle), from claudere (to bar, block, close, enclose, bring an end to, confine), from Proto-Indo-European *klāw- (key, hook, nail), related to Latin clāvis (key, deadbolt, bar), clāvus (nail, peg), claustrum (bar, bolt, barrier), claustra (dam, wall, barricade, stronghold). Cognate with Ancient Greek κλείς (kleís, bar, bolt, key), German schließen (to close, conclude, lock), Dutch sluiten (to close, conclude, lock). Replaced Old English lūcan (to close, lock, enclose).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: klōz, IPA(key): /kləʊz/
  • (General American) enPR: klōz, IPA(key): /kloʊz/
  • Rhymes: -əʊz
  • (file)
  • Homophone: clothes (in some dialects)

Verb[edit]

close (third-person singular simple present closes, present participle closing, simple past and past participle closed)

  1. (physical) To remove a gap.
    1. To obstruct (an opening).
    2. To move so that an opening is closed.
      Close the door behind you when you leave.
      Jim was listening to headphones with his eyes closed.
      • Lord Byron (1788-1824)
        What deep wounds ever closed without a scar?
      • 1977, Agatha Christie, chapter 2, in An Autobiography, part II, London: Collins, ISBN 978-0-00-216012-4:
        If I close my eyes I can see Marie today as I saw her then. Round, rosy face, snub nose, dark hair piled up in a chignon.
    3. To make (e.g. a gap) smaller.
      The runner in second place is closing the gap on the leader.
      to close the ranks of an army
    4. To grapple; to engage in close combat.
      • William H. Prescott (1796-1859)
        They boldly closed in a hand-to-hand contest.
  2. (social) To finish, to terminate.
    1. To put an end to; to conclude; to complete; to finish; to consummate.
      close the session;   to close a bargain;   to close a course of instruction
      • John Dryden (1631-1700)
        One frugal supper did our studies close.
    2. To come to an end.
      The debate closed at six o'clock.
    3. (marketing) To make a sale.
    4. (baseball, pitching) To make the final outs, usually three, of a game.
      He has closed the last two games for his team.
    5. (figuratively, computing) To terminate an application, window, file or database connection, etc.
  3. To come or gather around; to enclose; to encompass; to confine.
    • Bible, Jonah ii. 5
      The depth closed me round about.
    • George Herbert (1593-1633)
      But now Thou dost Thyself immure and close / In some one corner of a feeble heart; / Where yet both Sinne and Satan, Thy old foes, / Do pinch and straiten Thee, and use much art / To gain Thy thirds' and little part.
  4. (surveying) To have a vector sum of 0; that is, to form a closed polygon.
Synonyms[edit]
  • (obstruct (an opening)): close off, close up, cover, shut, shut off
  • (move (a door)): shut
  • (put an end to): end, finish, terminate, wind up, close down
  • (make (a gap) smaller): narrow
  • (terminate a computer program): close out, exit
Antonyms[edit]
  • (obstruct (an opening)): open
  • (move (a door)): open
  • (put an end to): begin, commence, initiate, start
  • (make (a gap) smaller): extend, widen
  • (terminate a computer program): open, start
Hyponyms[edit]
  • autoclose
Derived terms[edit]
Related terms[edit]
Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

close (plural closes)

  1. An end or conclusion.
    We owe them our thanks for bringing the project to a successful close.
    • Macaulay
      His long and troubled life was drawing to a close.
  2. The manner of shutting; the union of parts; junction.
    • Chapman
      The doors of plank were; their close exquisite.
  3. A grapple in wrestling.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)
  4. (music) The conclusion of a strain of music; cadence.
    • Dryden
      At every close she made, the attending throng / Replied, and bore the burden of the song.
  5. (music) A double bar marking the end.
Synonyms[edit]
  • (end): end, finale
Antonyms[edit]
  • (end): beginning, start
Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from French clos, from Latin clausum, participle of claudō.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: klōs, IPA(key): /kləʊs/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /kloʊs/
  • (file)
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -əʊs

Adjective[edit]

close (comparative closer, superlative closest)

  1. (now rare) Closed, shut.
    • 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Matthew chapter 8:
      There is nothinge so close, that shall not be openned, and nothinge so hyd that shall not be knowen.
    • Dryden
      From a close bower this dainty music flowed.
    • 1847, Charlotte Brontë Jane Eyre, chapter 1:
      I mounted into the window-seat: gathering up my feet, I sat cross-legged, like a Turk; and, having drawn the red moreen curtain nearly close, I was shrined in double retirement.
  2. Narrow; confined.
    a close alley; close quarters
    • Charles Dickens
      a close prison
  3. At a little distance; near.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 7, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
      […] St. Bede's at this period of its history was perhaps the poorest and most miserable parish in the East End of London. Close-packed, crushed by the buttressed height of the railway viaduct, rendered airless by huge walls of factories, it at once banished lively interest from a stranger's mind and left only a dull oppression of the spirit.
    • 2013 June 1, “End of the peer show”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8838, page 71:
      Finance is seldom romantic. But the idea of peer-to-peer lending comes close. This is an industry that brings together individual savers and lenders on online platforms. Those that want to borrow are matched with those that want to lend.
    Is your house close?
  4. Intimate; well-loved.
    He is a close friend.
    1. (law) Of a corporation or other business entity, closely held.
  5. Oppressive; without motion or ventilation; causing a feeling of lassitude.
    • Francis Bacon
      If the rooms be low-roofed, or full of windows and doors, the one maketh the air close, [] and the other maketh it exceeding unequal.
  6. (Ireland, England, Scotland, weather) Hot, humid, with no wind.
  7. (linguistics, phonetics, of a vowel) Articulated with the tongue body relatively close to the hard palate.
  8. Strictly confined; carefully guarded.
    a close prisoner
  9. (obsolete) Out of the way of observation; secluded; secret; hidden.
    • Bible, 1 Chron. xii. 1
      He yet kept himself close because of Saul.
    • Spenser
      her close intent
  10. Nearly equal; almost evenly balanced.
    a close contest
  11. Short.
    to cut grass or hair close
  12. (archaic) Dense; solid; compact.
    • John Locke
      The golden globe being put into a press, [] the water made itself way through the pores of that very close metal.
  13. (archaic) Concise; to the point.
    close reasoning
    • Dryden
      Where the original is close no version can reach it in the same compass.
  14. (dated) Difficult to obtain.
    Money is close.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Bartlett to this entry?)
  15. (dated) Parsimonious; stingy.
    • Hawthorne
      a crusty old fellow, as close as a vice
  16. Adhering strictly to a standard or original; exact.
    a close translation
    (Can we find and add a quotation of John Locke to this entry?)
  17. Accurate; careful; precise; also, attentive; undeviating; strict.
    The patient was kept under close observation.
  18. Marked, evident.
Synonyms[edit]
  • (at a little distance): close by, near, nearby
  • (intimate): intimate
  • (hot, humid): muggy, oppressive
  • (articulated with the tongue body relatively close to the hard palate): high
Antonyms[edit]
  • (at a little distance): distant, far, far away, far off, remote
  • (intimate): aloof, cool, distant
  • (articulated with the tongue body relatively close to the hard palate): open
Hyponyms[edit]
  • thisclose
  • ultra-close
Derived terms[edit]
  • closely
  • closeness
  • close-up

Related terms[edit]

  • close call
  • close shave
Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

close (plural closes)

  1. (now rare) An enclosed field.
  2. (Britain) A street that ends in a dead end.
  3. (Scotland) A very narrow alley between two buildings, often overhung by one of the buildings above the ground floor.
  4. (Scotland) The common staircase in a tenement.
  5. A cathedral close.
    • Macaulay
      closes surrounded by the venerable abodes of deans and canons.
  6. (law) The interest which one may have in a piece of ground, even though it is not enclosed.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Bouvier to this entry?)
Synonyms[edit]
  • (street): cul-de-sac
  • (narrow alley): For semantic relationships of this term, see alley in the Thesaurus.
Translations[edit]

Anagrams[edit]

  • Coles, coles, socle

French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

close

  1. feminine singular of clos

Verb[edit]

close

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of clore
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of clore

Participle[edit]

close

  1. feminine singular of the past participle of clore

Anagrams[edit]

  • socle

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

close m (plural closes)

  1. (photography) close-up (photography in which the subject is shown at a large scale)
  2. attitude

Synonyms[edit]

  • close-up