1. At or within a short distance in space or time or having elements near each other (synset 300448955)
    "close to noon"; "how close are we to town?"; "a close formation of ships"
  2. Close in relevance or relationship (synset 300453543)
    "a close family"; "we are close sympathy with..."; "close kin"; "a close resemblance"
  3. Not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances (synset 300446553)
    "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"
  4. Rigorously attentive;
    Strict and thorough (synset 300310743)
    "close supervision"; "paid close attention"; "a close study"; "kept a close watch on expenditures"
  5. Marked by fidelity to an original (synset 300022256)
    "a close translation"; "a faithful copy of the portrait"; "a faithful rendering of the observed facts"
  6. (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched (synset 300893915)
    "a close contest"; "a close election"; "a tight game"
  7. Crowded (synset 300560964)
    "close quarters"
  8. Lacking fresh air (synset 302519542)
    "a dusty airless attic"; "the dreadfully close atmosphere"; "hot and stuffy and the air was blue with smoke"
  9. Of textiles (synset 302240484)
    "a close weave"; "smooth percale with a very tight weave"
  10. Strictly confined or guarded (synset 302007394)
    "kept under close custody"
  11. Confined to specific persons (synset 301865308)
    "a close secret"
  12. Fitting closely but comfortably (synset 301450828)
    "a close fit"
  13. Used of hair or haircuts (synset 301439442)
    "a close military haircut"
  14. Giving or spending with reluctance (synset 301116967)
    "our cheeseparing administration"; "very close (or near) with his money"; "a penny-pinching miserly old man"
  15. Inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information (synset 300502916)
    "although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it"
  1. The temporal end;
    The concluding time (synset 115292365)
    "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"
  2. The last section of a communication (synset 106410044)
    "in conclusion I want to say..."
  3. The concluding part of any performance (synset 100211646)
  1. Near in time or place or relationship (synset 400411619)
    "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. In an attentive manner (synset 400507682)
    "he remained close on his guard"
  1. Move so that an opening or passage is obstructed;
    Make shut (synset 201347791)
    "Close the door"; "shut the window"
  2. Become closed (synset 201349660)
    "The windows closed with a loud bang"
  3. Cease to operate or cause to cease operating (synset 202431242)
    "The owners decided to move and to close the factory"; "My business closes every night at 8 P.M."; "close up the shop"
  4. Finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.) (synset 202430760)
    "The meeting was closed with a charge by the chairman of the board"
  5. Come to a close (synset 202616663)
    "The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin"
  6. Complete a business deal, negotiation, or an agreement (synset 200765876)
    "We closed on the house on Friday"; "They closed the deal on the building"
  7. Be priced or listed when trading stops (synset 202760151)
    "The stock market closed high this Friday"; "My new stocks closed at $59 last night"
  8. Engage at close quarters (synset 202380710)
    "close with the enemy"
  9. Cause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop (synset 202145254)
  10. Change one's body stance so that the forward shoulder and foot are closer to the intended point of impact (synset 202108781)
  11. Come together, as if in an embrace (synset 202058465)
    "Her arms closed around her long lost relative"
  12. Draw near (synset 202058306)
    "The probe closed with the space station"
  13. Bring together all the elements or parts of (synset 201610192)
    "Management closed ranks"
  14. Bar access to (synset 201481053)
    "Due to the accident, the road had to be closed for several hours"
  15. Fill or stop up (synset 201425939)
    "Can you close the cracks with caulking?"
  16. Unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of (synset 201294544)
    "close the circuit"; "close a wound"; "close a book"; "close up an umbrella"
  17. Finish a game in baseball by protecting a lead (synset 200352791)
    "The relief pitcher closed with two runs in the second inning"

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