Close - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- the last section of a communication (syn: closing, conclusion, end, ending)
- the concluding part of any performance (syn: finale, finis)
- become closed (syn: shut)
- cease to operate or cause to cease operating (syn: close down, close up, fold, shut down)
- finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.)
- come to a close (syn: conclude)
- 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 (syn: come together)
- draw near
- bring together all the elements or parts of
- bar access to
- fill or stop up (syn: fill up)
- unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of (syn: close up)
- finish a game in baseball by protecting a lead
- marked by fidelity to an original (syn: faithful)
- (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched (syn: tight)
- crowded (syn: confining)
- lacking fresh air (syn: airless, stuffy)
- strictly confined or guarded
- confined to specific persons
- fitting closely but comfortably (syn: close- fitting, snug)
- used of hair or haircuts
- giving or spending with reluctance (syn: cheeseparing, near, penny- pinching, skinny)
- inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information (syn: secretive)
- in an attentive manner (syn: closely, tight)
We had better close the windows; it looks like it's going to rain.
I forgot to close the gate.
She was having trouble closing the drawer.
Close the lid on the box tightly.
The door opened and closed so quietly that I didn't notice he had come in the room.
The box's lid closed with a bang.
Remember to close the box of cereal when you're done.
Please close your books and put them under your desks.
Close your eyes and go to sleep.
I closed my fists and got ready to fight.
We're not there yet, but we're getting close.
We stood close together to stay warm.
Christmas is getting closer and will soon be here.
Their daughters are close in age.
Close in size and shape
close in — advance or converge on
close up — cease to operate or cause to cease operating
present participle: closing
past tense: closed
past participle: closed