Definition of CLOSE

noun : CLOSE

Source: WordNet 3.1

verb : CLOSE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut; "Close the door"; "shut the window" ;

  • 2. (

    ) become closed; "The windows closed with a loud bang" ;

  • 4. (

    ) finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.); "The meeting was closed with a charge by the chairman of the board" ;

  • 5. (

    ) come to a close; "The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin" ;

  • 6. (

    ) complete a business deal, negotiation, or an agreement; "We closed on the house on Friday"; "They closed the deal on the building" ;

  • 7. (

    ) be priced or listed when trading stops; "The stock market closed high this Friday"; "My new stocks closed at $59 last night" ;

  • 8. (

    ) engage at close quarters; "close with the enemy" ;

  • 9. (

    ) cause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop ;

  • 10. (

    ) change one's body stance so that the forward shoulder and foot are closer to the intended point of impact ;

  • 12. (

    ) draw near; "The probe closed with the space station" ;

  • 13. (

    ) bring together all the elements or parts of; "Management closed ranks" ;

  • 14. (

    ) bar access to; "Due to the accident, the road had to be closed for several hours" ;

  • 16. (

    ) unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of; "close the circuit"; "close a wound"; "close a book"; "close up an umbrella" ;

  • 17. (

    ) finish a game in baseball by protecting a lead; "The relief pitcher closed with two runs in the second inning" ;

Adjective : CLOSE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 2. (

    ) close in relevance or relationship; "a close family"; "we are all...in close sympathy with..."; "close kin"; "a close resemblance" ;

  • 3. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 4. (

    ) rigorously attentive; strict and thorough; "close supervision"; "paid close attention"; "a close study"; "kept a close watch on expenditures" ;

  • 5. (

    ) marked by fidelity to an original; "a close translation"; "a faithful copy of the portrait"; "a faithful rendering of the observed facts" ;

  • 6. (

    ) (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched; "a close contest"; "a close election"; "a tight game" ;