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closer, comparative; closest, superlative;
  1. A short distance away or apart in space or time
    • - the hotel is close to the sea
    • - her birthday and her wedding date were close together
    • - why don't we go straight to the shops, as we're so close?
    • - the months of living in close proximity to her were taking their toll
  2. With very little or no space in between; dense
    • - cloth with a closer weave
    • - this work occupies over 1,300 pages of close print
  3. Very near to (being or doing something)
    • - on a good day the climate in LA is close to perfection
    • - she was close to tears
  4. (of a competitive situation) Won or likely to be won by only a small amount or distance
    • - the race will be a close contest
  5. (of a final position in a competition) Very near to the competitor immediately in front
    • - she finished a close second
  6. Narrowly enclosed
    • - animals in close confinement
  7. (of hair or grass) Very short or near the surface
    • - the ground will need to be level enough to allow close mowing
  8. Denoting a family member who is part of a person's immediate family, typically a parent or sibling
    • - the family history of cancer in close relatives
  9. (of a person or relationship) On very affectionate or intimate terms
    • - they had always been very close, with no secrets at all
  10. (of a connection or resemblance) Strong
    • - the college has close links with many other institutions
  11. (of observation, examination, etc.) Done in a careful and thorough way
    • - we need to keep a close eye on this project
    • - pay close attention to what your body is telling you about yourself
  12. Carefully guarded
    • - his whereabouts are a close secret
  13. Not willing to give away money or information; secretive
    • - you're very close about your work, aren't you?
  14. Following faithfully an original or model
    • - the debate about close or free translation
  15. Uncomfortably humid or airless
    • - a close, hazy day
    • - it was very close in the dressing room
  1. Move or cause to move so as to cover an opening
    • - she jumped into the train just as the doors were closing
    • - they had to close the window because of the insects
  2. Block up (a hole or opening)
    • - glass doors close off the living room from the hall
    • - Stephen closed his ears to the sound
  3. Bring two parts of (something) together so as to block its opening or bring it into a folded state
    • - Loretta closed her mouth
    • - Ron closed the book
  4. Gradually get nearer to someone or something
    • - they plotted a large group of aircraft about 130 miles away and closing fast
  5. Come into contact with (something) so as to encircle and hold it
    • - my fist closed around the weapon
  6. Make (an electric circuit) continuous
    • - this will cause a relay to operate and close the circuit
  7. Bring or come to an end
    • - the members were thanked for attending, and the meeting was closed
    • - the concert closed with “Silent Night”
    • - the closing stages of the election campaign
  8. (of a business, organization, or institution) Cease to be in operation or accessible to the public, either permanently or at the end of a working day or other period of time
    • - the factory is to close with the loss of 150 jobs
    • - the country has been closed to outsiders for almost 50 years
  9. Finish speaking or writing
    • - we close with a point about truth
    • - Nellie's closing words
  10. Bring (a business transaction) to a satisfactory conclusion
    • - he closed a deal with a metal dealer
  11. Remove all the funds from (a bank account) and cease to use it

  12. Make (a data file) inaccessible after use, so that it is securely stored until required again

  1. The end of an event or of a period of time or activity
    • - the afternoon drew to a close
  2. The end of a day's trading on a stock market
    • - at the close the Dow Jones average was down 13.52 points
  3. The conclusion of a phrase; a cadence

  4. The shutting of something, esp. a door
    • - the door jerked to a close behind them
  1. In a position so as to be very near to someone or something; with very little space between
    • - they stood close to the door
    • - he was holding her close

  1. near: 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"
  2. 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"
  3. move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut; "Close the door"; "shut the window"
  4. stopping point: 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"
  5. conclusion: the last section of a communication; "in conclusion I want to say..."
  6. close in relevance or relationship; "a close family"; "we are close sympathy with..."; "close kin"; "a close resemblance"
  7. The claustrum, which is suspected to be present in all mammals, is a fairly thin (fraction of 1 mm to multiple mms) vertical curved sheet of subcortical gray matter oriented sagittally between the white matter tracts of the external capsule and extreme capsule. ...
  8. Close is the sixth studio album by Kim Wilde, released in 1988.
  9. A cul-de-sac (literally "bottom of bag") is a word of French and romance language like Norman, Occitan, Catalan etc. ...
  10. "Close (to the Edit)" was a single by Art of Noise, released on various formats in May 1984. It was closely related to their earlier single (and hip-hop club hit) "Beatbox", and indeed a slightly longer version of "Close (to the Edit)" had previously been released under the title "Beatbox ( ...
  11. Close (We Stroke the Flames is the second single from German synthpop group Camouflage's fourth album Bodega Bohemia, released in 1993.
  12. Norwich (or) is a city in England. It is the regional administrative centre and county town of Norfolk. During the 11th century, Norwich was the second largest city in England, after London, and one of the most important places in the kingdom.
  13. An end of something; To obstruct (an opening); To move so that an opening is closed; To put an end to; To make (e.g. ...
  14. (closed) Sealed, made inaccessible or impassable; not open; Not operating or conducting trade; Non public (as in closed source); Having an open complement; Such that its image under the specified operation is contained in it; Lacking a free variable
  15. (closeness) The state of being physically close; The state of being friends; The state of being mean or stingy; The state of being secretive; The shortest path between two vertices in a graph
  16. (closing) The end or conclusion of something; The final procedure in a house sale when documents are signed and recorded; Coming after all others
  17. (CLOSED) Describes wines that are concentrated and have character, yet are shy in aroma or flavor.
  18. (Closed) There are times in a wine’s maturation process when it seems to retreat into itself. Its aromas close down and flavors become tight and restrained. Usually, in a few months, the wine will open up again. See Open.
  19. (Closed) A wine that is not very aromatic.
  20. (Closed) A tasting term to describe a wine where there is no, or very little, aroma or flavour. Many wines, after the exuberant flavours they offer in youth, ‘close down’ in this way before they ‘open out’ again as they enter a mature phase.
  21. (Closed) No hits allowed (For OSF’s and OAF’s).
  22. (Closed) A wine that doesn't smell much. Many fine wines go through a 'closed' or 'dumb' period as part of their development.
  23. (Closed) Qualities of a wine that have yet to present themselves.  Often, complex wines that are closed,
  24. (Closed) a racket angle that allows the top of the ball to be struck
  25. The term closed is used to denote that the wine is not showing its potential, which remains locked in because it is too young. ...