close close  /ˈkloʊs/


  1. (n) the temporal end; the concluding time
  2. (n) the last section of a communication
  3. (n) the concluding part of any performance
  4. (v) move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut
  5. (v) become closed
  6. (v) cease to operate or cause to cease operating
  7. (v) finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.)
  8. (v) come to a close
  9. (v) complete a business deal, negotiation, or an agreement
  10. (v) be priced or listed when trading stops
  11. (v) engage at close quarters
  12. (v) cause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop
  13. (v) change one's body stance so that the forward shoulder and foot are closer to the intended point of impact
  14. (v) come together, as if in an embrace
  15. (v) draw near
  16. (v) bring together all the elements or parts of
  17. (v) bar access to
  18. (v) fill or stop up
  19. (v) unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of
  20. (v) finish a game in baseball by protecting a lead
  21. (adj) at or within a short distance in space or time or having elements near each other
  22. (adj) close in relevance or relationship
  23. (adj) not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances
  24. (adj) rigorously attentive; strict and thorough
  25. (adj) marked by fidelity to an original
  26. (adj) (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched
  27. (adj) crowded
  28. (adj) lacking fresh air
  29. (adj) of textiles
  30. (adj) strictly confined or guarded
  31. (adj) confined to specific persons
  32. (adj) fitting closely but comfortably
  33. (adj) used of hair or haircuts
  34. (adj) giving or spending with reluctance
  35. (adj) inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information
  36. (adv) near in time or place or relationship
  37. (adv) in an attentive manner


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  1. Close Vote On Controversial 10-Year Tax Abatement By Philadelphia City Council

    It was a close vote this past week as Philadelphia City Council decided to revise the city's controversial 10-year tax abatement on new construction.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: CBS Philadelphia

  2. Actress Glenn Close to Speak on Mental Illness

    Actress Glenn Close is planning to visit Nebraska this fall to talk about the stigma of mental illness.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: WOWT Omaha

  3. Close call for Worth County tree service worker

    A tree-service worker had a close call on Thursday afternoon after his bucket lift malfunctioned, bringing him dangerous close to live electrical wires according to
    on June 15, 2013     Source: WFXL Southwest Georgia


  1. "We are so close," said Wesley Sneijder, who scored the go-ahead goal. "There is nothing bigger than the World Cup."
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Wesley Sneijder Source: Washington Post

  2. "A guy that's won 14 majors, he's got a lot of game," Els said, "I think he's very close. I haven't played with him in about a year. I think his ball-striking was pretty good the last two days. His short game is pretty sharp, he just didn't...
    on Jun 18, 2010 By: Tiger Wood Source: FOXNews

  3. "At this point, it does not threaten the site, but we know that these tracks can change, and we're paying very close attention to it," Allen said in a briefing Saturday. "We know the weather is unpredictable and we could have a sudden,...
    on Jun 27, 2010 By: Thad W Allen Source: USA Today

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