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Close Definition and Meaning

By Fiza Rafique & Urooj Arif — Updated on January 29, 2024
"Close" refers to a short distance or nearness in space, time, or relationship. e.g., The library is close to my house.
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Close Definitions

Physical Proximity: Close describes being at a short distance away.
The bus stop is close to the school.
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End of an Event: Close means to bring something to an end.
The store will close at 8 PM.
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Narrow Margin: Close refers to a small gap or difference.
The election was won by a close margin.
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Ending a Conversation: Close can mean to conclude a discussion or negotiation.
Let's close this meeting with a vote.
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Emotional Bonding: Close indicates a strong personal bond or relationship.
She is very close with her grandmother.
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Intimate Space: Close can mean physically near, invading personal space.
He stood too close during the conversation.
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Seal or Shut: Close means to make something not open.
Please close the door gently.
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Near in Time: Close indicates a short time before or after something.
The holiday is close; we should prepare.
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Careful or Detailed: Close can describe paying careful attention.
He read the instructions with a close eye.
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Almost Similar: Close can imply being nearly the same.
Their opinions on the topic were very close.
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Being near in space or time. See Usage Note at redundancy.
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Being near in relationship
Close relatives.
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Bound by mutual interests, loyalties, or affections; intimate
Close friends.
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Having little or no space between elements or parts; tight and compact
A close weave.
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Being near the surface; short
A close haircut.
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Being on the brink of
Close to tears.
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Decided by a narrow margin; almost even
A close election.
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Faithful to the original
A close copy.
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Very attentive; rigorous; thorough
A close reading.
Close supervision.
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Shut; closed.
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Shut in; enclosed.
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Confining or narrow; crowded
Close quarters.
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Fitting tightly
Close garments.
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Warm and humid or stuffy
Close weather.
A close room.
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Confined to specific persons or groups
A close secret.
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Strictly confined or guarded
Kept under close custody.
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Secretive; reticent
Was close about her personal life.
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Giving or spending with reluctance; stingy
He is known to be close with his money.
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Not easily acquired; scarce
Money was close.
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(Linguistics) Pronounced with the tongue near the palate, as the ee in meet. Used of vowels.
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Marked by more rather than less punctuation, especially commas.
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To move (a door, for example) so that an opening or passage is covered or obstructed; shut.
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To bar access to
Closed the road for repairs.
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To fill or stop up
Closed the cracks with plaster.
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To stop the operations of permanently or temporarily
Closed down the factory.
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To make unavailable for use
Closed the area to development.
Closed the database to further changes.
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To bring to an end; terminate
Close a letter.
Close a bank account.
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To bring together all the elements or parts of
Management closed ranks and ostracized the troublemaker.
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To join or unite; bring into contact
Close a circuit.
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To draw or bind together the edges of
Close a wound.
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(Sports) To modify (one's stance), as in baseball or golf, by turning the body so that the forward shoulder and foot are closer to the intended point of impact with the ball.
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To complete the final details or negotiations on
Close a deal.
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(Archaic) To enclose on all sides.
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To become shut
The door closed quietly.
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To come to an end; finish
The book closes on a hopeful note.
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To reach an agreement; come to terms
We close on the house next week.
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To cease operation
The shop closes at six.
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To be priced or listed at a specified amount when trading ends
Stocks closed higher on Monday.
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To engage at close quarters
Closed with the enemy.
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To draw near
The orbiter closed with the space station in preparation for docking.
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To come together
My arms closed around the little child.
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(Baseball) To finish a game by protecting a lead. Used of relief pitchers.
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The act of closing.
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A conclusion; a finish
The meeting came to a close.
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(Music) The concluding part of a phrase or theme; a cadence.
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(klōs) An enclosed place, especially land surrounding or beside a cathedral or other building.
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(klōs) Chiefly British A narrow way or alley.
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(Archaic) A fight at close quarters.
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In a close position or manner; closely
Stayed close together.
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(physical) To remove a gap.
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To obstruct (an opening).
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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.
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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
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To move to a position preventing fluid from flowing.
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To move to a position allowing electricity to flow.
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To grapple; to engage in close combat.
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To finish, to terminate.
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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
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To come to an end.
The debate closed at six o'clock.
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(marketing) To make a sale.
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To make the final outs, usually three, of a game.
He has closed the last two games for his team.
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To terminate an application, window, file or database connection, etc.
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To cancel or reverse (a trading position).
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To come or gather around; to enclose; to encompass; to confine.
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(surveying) To have a vector sum of 0; that is, to form a closed polygon.
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(intransitive) To do the tasks (putting things away, locking doors, etc.) required to prepare a store or other establishment to shut down for the night.
Whoever closed last night forgot to turn off the closet light.
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(Philippines) To turn off; to switch off.
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An end or conclusion.
We owe them our thanks for bringing the project to a successful close.
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The manner of shutting; the union of parts; junction.
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(sales) The point at the end of a sales pitch when the consumer is asked to buy.
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A grapple in wrestling.
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(music) The conclusion of a strain of music; cadence.
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(music) A double bar marking the end.
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The time when checkin staff will no longer accept passengers for a flight.
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An enclosed field.
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(chiefly British) A street that ends in a dead end.
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(Scotland) A very narrow alley between two buildings, often overhung by one of the buildings above the ground floor.
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(Scotland) The common staircase in a tenement.
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A cathedral close.
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(legal) The interest which one may have in a piece of ground, even though it is not enclosed
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Closed, shut.
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Narrow; confined.
A close alley; close quarters
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At a little distance; near.
Is your house close?
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Intimate; well-loved.
He is a close friend.
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(legal) Of a corporation or other business entity, closely held.
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Oppressive; without motion or ventilation; causing a feeling of lassitude.
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Hot, humid, with no wind.
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Articulated with the tongue body relatively close to the hard palate.
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Strictly confined; carefully guarded.
A close prisoner
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(obsolete) Out of the way of observation; secluded; secret; hidden.
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Nearly equal; almost evenly balanced.
A close contest
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Short.
To cut grass or hair close
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(archaic) Dense; solid; compact.
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(archaic) Concise; to the point.
Close reasoning
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(dated) Difficult to obtain.
Money is close.
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(dated) Parsimonious; stingy.
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Adhering strictly to a standard or original; exact.
A close translation; a close copy
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Accurate; careful; precise; also, attentive; undeviating; strict.
The patient was kept under close observation.
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Marked, evident.en
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Almost, but not quite (getting to an answer or goal); near
No, but you were close.
We were so close to winning!
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To stop, or fill up, as an opening; to shut; as, to close the eyes; to close a door.
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To bring together the parts of; to consolidate; as, to close the ranks of an army; - often used with up.
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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.
One frugal supper did our studies close.
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To come or gather around; to inclose; to encompass; to confine.
The depth closed me round about.
But now thou dost thyself immure and closeIn some one corner of a feeble heart.
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To come together; to unite or coalesce, as the parts of a wound, or parts separated.
What deep wounds ever closed without a scar?
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To end, terminate, or come to a period; as, the debate closed at six o'clock.
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To grapple; to engage in hand-to-hand fight.
They boldly closed in a hand-to-hand contest.
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The manner of shutting; the union of parts; junction.
The doors of plank were; their close exquisite.
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Conclusion; cessation; ending; end.
His long and troubled life was drawing to a close.
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A grapple in wrestling.
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The conclusion of a strain of music; cadence.
At every close she made, the attending throngReplied, and bore the burden of the song.
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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.
Closes surrounded by the venerable abodes of deans and canons.
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A narrow passage leading from a street to a court, and the houses within.
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The interest which one may have in a piece of ground, even though it is not inclosed.
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Shut fast; closed; tight; as, a close box.
From a close bower this dainty music flowed.
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Narrow; confined; as, a close alley; close quarters.
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Oppressive; without motion or ventilation; causing a feeling of lassitude; - said of the air, weather, etc.
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.
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Strictly confined; carefully quarded; as, a close prisoner.
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Out of the way observation; secluded; secret; hidden.
"Her close intent."
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Disposed to keep secrets; secretive; reticent.
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Having the parts near each other; dense; solid; compact; as applied to bodies; viscous; tenacious; not volatile, as applied to liquids.
The golden globe being put into a press, . . . the water made itself way through the pores of that very close metal.
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Concise; to the point; as, close reasoning.
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Adjoining; near; either in space; time, or thought; - often followed by to.
Plant the spring crocuses close to a wall.
The thought of the Man of sorrows seemed a very close thing - not a faint hearsay.
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Short; as, to cut grass or hair close.
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Intimate; familiar; confidential.
League with you I seekAnd mutual amity, so strait, so close,That I with you must dwell, or you with me.
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Nearly equal; almost evenly balanced; as, a close vote.
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Difficult to obtain; as, money is close.
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Parsimonious; stingy.
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Adhering strictly to a standard or original; exact; strict; as, a close translation.
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Accurate; careful; precise; also, attentive; undeviating; strict; not wandering; as, a close observer.
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Uttered with a relatively contracted opening of the mouth, as certain sounds of e and o in French, Italian, and German; - opposed to open.
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In a close manner.
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Secretly; darkly.
A wondrous vision which did close implyThe course of all her fortune and posterity.
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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
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The last section of a communication;
In conclusion I want to say...
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The concluding part of any performance
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Cease to operate or cause to cease operating;
The owners decided to move and to close the factory
My business closes every night at 8 P.M.
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Complete a business deal, negotiation, or an agreement;
We closed on the house on Friday
They closed the deal on the building
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Move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut;
Close the door
Shut the window
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Bar access to;
Due to the accident, the road had to be closed for several hours
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Finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.);
The meeting was closed with a charge by the chairman of the board
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Draw near;
The probe closed with the space station
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Come to a close;
The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin
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Become closed;
The windows closed with a loud bang
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Come together, as if in an embrace;
Her arms closed around her long lost relative
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Unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of;
Close the circuit
Close a wound
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Bring together all the elements or parts of;
Management closed ranks
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Engage at close quarters;
Close with the enemy
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Be priced or listed when trading stops;
The stock market closed high this Friday
My new stocks closed at $59 last night
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Cause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop
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Change one's body stance so that the forward shoulder and foot are closer to the intended point of impact
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Fill or stop up;
Can you close the cracks with caulking?
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Finish a game in baseball by protecting a lead;
The relief pitcher closed with two runs in the second inning
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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
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Close in relevance or relationship;
A close family
We are all...in close sympathy with...
Close kin
A close resemblance
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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
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Rigorously attentive; strict and thorough;
Close supervision
Paid close attention
A close study
Kept a close watch on expenditures
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Marked by fidelity to an original;
A close translation
A faithful copy of the portrait
A faithful rendering of the observed facts
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(of a contest or contestants) evenly matched;
A close contest
A close election
A tight game
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Crowded;
Close quarters
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Lacking fresh air;
A dusty airless attic
The dreadfully close atmosphere
Hot and stuffy and the air was blue with smoke
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Of textiles;
A close weave
Smooth percale with a very tight weave
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Strictly confined or guarded;
Kept under close custody
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Confined to specific persons;
A close secret
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Fitting closely but comfortably;
A close fit
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Used of hair or haircuts;
A close military haircut
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Giving or spending with reluctance;
Our cheeseparing administration
Very close (or near) with his money
A penny-pinching miserly old man
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Inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information;
Although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it
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Near in time or place or relationship;
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In an attentive manner;
He remained close on his guard
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Close Example Sentences

She held the gift close to her heart.
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The game was a close call.
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The shop is close to closing time.
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The birds flew close to the ground.
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Please close your books and listen.
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The door won't close properly.
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Their answers were very close, almost identical.
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We live close to the beach.
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My birthday is close to Christmas.
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We need to close this deal by Friday.
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The race was too close to call.
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They had a close friendship since childhood.
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Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.
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She made a close examination of the painting.
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As it gets close to winter, it becomes colder.
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Close Idioms & Phrases

Close to home

Affecting someone very personally.
The documentary on climate change really hit close to home for Sarah.
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Close ranks

To unite and work together, especially in a difficult situation.
The team members closed ranks to complete the project on time after their leader resigned.
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Close the door on

To put an end to an opportunity or possibility.
By turning down the job offer, he effectively closed the door on a potential career in finance.
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Close at hand

Something that is nearby or readily available.
Keep your phone close at hand in case I need to contact you.
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Close the book on

To stop thinking about or dealing with a matter.
After the case was solved, the detective was ready to close the book on it.
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Close quarters

A situation where people are in a small space together.
Tensions often rise when people are living in close quarters.
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Close-knit

Describing a group of people who are very close and supportive of each other.
We have a close-knit community that always helps each other in times of need.
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Close shave

Similar to "close call," meaning a situation where something bad almost happened.
That car came out of nowhere; it was a close shave!
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Close call

A situation where an undesirable outcome was narrowly avoided.
It was a close call when Jane nearly missed her flight but made it just in time.
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Close to the vest

Similar to "close to the chest," meaning to keep one's intentions or strategies secret.
She keeps her business plans close to the vest.
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Close the deal

To finalize an agreement or arrangement.
After weeks of negotiation, we finally closed the deal.
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Close to the chest

Keeping one's plans, thoughts, or feelings secret.
He plays his cards close to the chest, so it's hard to know what he's thinking.
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Close the loop

To finish all parts of a task or process.
We need to close the loop on this project by getting client feedback.
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Close-minded

Not willing to consider different ideas or opinions.
He's quite close-minded about new technology.
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Close to the bone

A remark or joke that is uncomfortably close to the truth.
His comment about my work ethic was a bit too close to the bone.
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Close the gap

To reduce a difference or disparity.
The new policy aims to close the gap between the rich and the poor.
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Close to the mark

Very accurate or nearly correct.
Her guess was pretty close to the mark.
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Close to the ground

Being in a position to be very aware of the most recent developments or changes.
As a local journalist, she keeps her ear close to the ground.
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Close to the wind

To act in a way that is barely within the rules or laws.
The company's tax avoidance strategy sails close to the wind.
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Close to one's heart

Something that one cares about deeply.
Charitable work is a cause close to her heart.
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Common Curiosities

How is close used in a sentence?

As a verb: Please close the door. As an adjective: They live in a close community.
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How do we divide close into syllables?

As a single-syllable word, close is not divided into syllables.
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How many syllables are in close?

There is one syllable in close.
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What is the verb form of close?

The verb form of close is to close, as in closing something.
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What is the root word of close?

The root word of close is the Latin claudere.
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What is a stressed syllable in close?

In close, the entire word forms a single stressed syllable.
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Why is it called close?

Close is derived from the Old French clos, meaning enclosed or confined, which in turn comes from the Latin claudere, meaning to shut or block.
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What is the first form of close?

The first form (base form) of close is close.
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What part of speech is close?

Close can be a verb, adjective, adverb, or noun, depending on the context.
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What is the singular form of close?

Close itself can be singular as a verb, adjective, or noun.
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What is the plural form of close?

The plural form is not applicable to close as a verb or adjective. As a noun, it can be closes in certain contexts, like stock market closes.
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What is the pronunciation of close?

Close is pronounced as /kloʊz/.
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What is the second form of close?

The second form (past tense) of close is closed.
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Is close an abstract noun?

Close is not typically an abstract noun; it is more concrete in its noun and adjective forms.
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Is close a countable noun?

As a noun, close is usually not countable, except in specific contexts like a close in a piece of music.
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What is another term for close?

Another term for close (as a verb) is shut, and (as an adjective) is near.
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Is the word close Gerund?

Closing is the gerund form of the verb close.
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Is the word “close” a Direct object or an Indirect object?

Close can be neither; it's a verb or adjective. However, in sentences, it can act on direct objects, e.g., She closes the window.
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What is the opposite of close?

The opposite of close (verb) is open, and (adjective) is far.
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Is close a noun or adjective?

Close can be both a noun and an adjective, depending on usage.
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Is close a negative or positive word?

The connotation of close can be either negative or positive, depending on the context.
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Is the word close imperative?

Close can be imperative when used as a command, e.g., Close the door.
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Which vowel is used before close?

There's no specific vowel used before close; it depends on the sentence structure.
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Is close a collective noun?

Close is not typically a collective noun.
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Is the close term a metaphor?

Close can be used metaphorically, depending on context.
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Which preposition is used with close?

Prepositions like to, by, with can be used with close in different contexts.
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What is the third form of close?

The third form (past participle) of close is closed.
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Is close an adverb?

Close can also function as an adverb, as in stand close.
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Is close a vowel or consonant?

Close is a word consisting of both vowels and consonants.
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Which determiner is used with close?

Determiners like the, this, that, can be used with close depending on the sentence.
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Which conjunction is used with close?

Conjunctions like and, but, or while can be used with close, depending on sentence construction.
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Which article is used with close?

Both definite (the) and indefinite (a, an) articles can be used with close, depending on the context.
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