Close Meaning and Definition


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Close meaning

Word: Close

How to pronounce: kləʊs

Adjective

Definitions:

1. A short distance away or apart in space or time.

Example sentences: "The hotel is close to the sea"

2. Denoting a family member who is part of a person's immediate family, typically a parent or sibling.

Example sentences: "The family history of cancer in close relatives"

3. (of observation, examination, etc.) done in a careful and thorough way.

Example sentences: "Pay close attention to what your body is telling you about yourself"

4. Uncomfortably humid or airless.

Example sentences: "A close, hazy day"

5. Another term for high (sense 7 of the adjective)

Example sentences: "Its vowel height is near-close, which means the tongue is positioned similarly to a close vowel, but slightly less constricted."

Adverb

Definitions:

1. In a position so as to be very near to someone or something; with very little space between.

Example sentences: "They stood close to the door"

Verb

Definitions:

1. Move or cause to move so as to cover an opening.

Example sentences: "She jumped into the train just as the doors were closing"

2. Bring or come to an end.

Example sentences: "The members were thanked for attending and the meeting was closed"

3. (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.

Example sentences: "The factory is to close with the loss of 150 jobs"

4. Gradually get nearer to someone or something.

Example sentences: "They plotted a large group of aircraft about 130 miles away and closing fast"

Noun

Definitions:

1. The end of an event or of a period of time or activity.

Example sentences: "The afternoon drew to a close"

2. The shutting of something, especially a door.

Example sentences: "The door jerked to a close behind them"


Synonyms:

close down

shut

shut down

conclude

complete

close off

make

finish

intimate

compact

thick

end

closure

conclusion

shutdown

wink

expiration

offset

finale

tight

nearing

familiar

nigh

be shut

draw near

close in

come nearer

come together

come up

near

tightly

nearby

dense

friendly

secretive

reticent

uncommunicative

approach

immediate

neighboring

terminate

quit

stop

discontinue

halt

cease

leave off

closedown

shutoff

discontinuation

rigorous

precise

accurate

termination

cessation

discontinuance

stoppage

stuffy

stifling

airless

narrow

bosom

enclosure

faithful

fine

fold


Antonyms:

open

disconnect

open up

unlock

dissolve

unplug

detect

identify

disclose

far

remote

distant

different

spacious

various

roomy

removed

deleted


Derivations:

closer

closeness

closing

closure

closely

closed


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Close in Other Languages...

Spanish: Cerca

German: Schließen

French: Proche

Italian: Vicino

Turkish: Yak


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