close vs clothes : Common Errors in English

About close vs clothes

Because the TH in “clothes” is seldom pronounced distinctly, it is often misspelled “close.” Just remember the TH in “clothing,” where it is obvious. Clothes are made of cloth. Rags can also be cloths (without an E).

close Meaning(s)

  • (n) the temporal end; the concluding time
  • (n) the last section of a communication
  • (n) the concluding part of any performance
  • (v) move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut
  • (v) become closed
  • (v) cease to operate or cause to cease operating
  • (v) finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.)
  • (v) come to a close
  • (v) complete a business deal, negotiation, or an agreement
  • (v) be priced or listed when trading stops
  • (v) engage at close quarters
  • (v) cause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop
  • (v) change one's body stance so that the forward shoulder and foot are closer to the intended point of impact
  • (v) come together, as if in an embrace
  • (v) draw near
  • (v) bring together all the elements or parts of
  • (v) bar access to
  • (v) fill or stop up
  • (v) unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of
  • (v) finish a game in baseball by protecting a lead
  • (a) at or within a short distance in space or time or having elements near each other
  • (a) close in relevance or relationship
  • (a) not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances
  • (s) rigorously attentive; strict and thorough
  • (s) marked by fidelity to an original
  • (s) (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched
  • (s) crowded
  • (s) lacking fresh air
  • (s) of textiles
  • (s) strictly confined or guarded
  • (s) confined to specific persons
  • (s) fitting closely but comfortably
  • (s) used of hair or haircuts
  • (s) giving or spending with reluctance
  • (s) inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information
  • (r) near in time or place or relationship
  • (r) in an attentive manner

clothes Meaning(s)

  • (n) clothing in general

close in News

  1. Highway 202 to close for Fall City Days

    State Route 202 will close during Fall City Days on Saturday, June 15, the festival committee announced. Route 202, between milepost 21.71, which is the Preston-Fall City Road, and milepost 20.64 which is 324th Avenue S.E., will be closed between 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Snoqualmie Valley Record

  2. Cahokia district looks to close 2 schools

    Cahokia district looks to close 2 schools (AP) — Administrators of the school district in southwestern Illinois' Cahokia plan to close two schools in an effort to spare sports, music, art and physical education programs, along with some teaching jobs. The move comes as the district tries to make up for about $1.5 million in losses due to declining average attendance, a loss of revenue from ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  3. Close friend remembers fallen smokejumper

    Shasta County A close friend of the Smokejumper who was killed on Monday shared his memories of Luke Sheehy.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: KRCR TV Redding

clothes in News

  1. Zara owner sees lowest Q1 profit growth in 4 years

    Spanish clothes retailer Inditex, which owns the Zara store chain, is blaming currency fluctuations for its lowest first-quarter growth in four years. Inditex said Wednesday that profit for February through ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Europe's Clothes Dryers Consume Half As Much Energy As America's

    Like the vast majority of U.S. households, I own a clothes dryer that accounts for a non-trivial share of my electricity consumption. Like the vast majority of my fellow Americans, I would likely pay a lot less to dry my clothes if I lived in Europe.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Forbes

  3. Holmes can wear civilian clothes at murder trial

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes can wear civilian clothes instead of a jail uniform at his trial, a judge said in a ruling made public Tuesday.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

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