close vs clothes :


  • n  the temporal end; the concluding time
    they were playing better at the close of the season
  • 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
    The windows closed with a loud bang
  • v  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.
    close up the shop
  • v  finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.)
    The meeting was closed with a charge by the chairman of the board
  • v  come to a close
    The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin
  • v  complete a business deal, negotiation, or an agreement
    We closed on the house on Friday
    They closed the deal on the building
  • v  be priced or listed when trading stops
    The stock market closed high this Friday
    My new stocks closed at $59 last night
  • v  engage at close quarters
    close with the enemy
  • 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
    Her arms closed around her long lost relative
  • v  draw near
    The probe closed with the space station
  • v  bring together all the elements or parts of
    Management closed ranks
  • v  bar access to
    Due to the accident, the road had to be closed for several hours
  • v  fill or stop up
    Can you close the cracks with caulking?
  • v  unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of
    close the circuit
    close a wound
    close a book
    close up an umbrella
  • v  finish a game in baseball by protecting a lead
    The relief pitcher closed with two runs in the second inning
  • a  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
  • a  close in relevance or relationship
    a close family
    we are close sympathy with...
    close kin
    a close resemblance
  • a  not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances
    she was close to tears
    had a close call
  • s  rigorously attentive; strict and thorough
    close supervision
    paid close attention
    a close study
    kept a close watch on expenditures
  • s  marked by fidelity to an original
    a close translation
  • s  (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched
    a close contest
    a close election
  • s  crowded
    close quarters
  • s  lacking fresh air
    the dreadfully close atmosphere
  • s  of textiles
    a close weave
  • s  strictly confined or guarded
    kept under close custody
  • s  confined to specific persons
    a close secret
  • s  fitting closely but comfortably
    a close fit
  • s  used of hair or haircuts
    a close military haircut
  • s  giving or spending with reluctance
    very close (or near) with his money
  • s  inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information
    although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it
  • r  near in time or place or relationship
    the bullet didn't come close
    don't get too close to the fire
  • r  in an attentive manner
    he remained close on his guard

  • n  clothing in general
    he always bought his clothes at the same store
  • v  provide with clothes or put clothes on
  • v  furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors
  • v  cover as if with clothing
News & Articles

  • Clothes dryer starts fire at Worcester Technical High School
    WORCESTER - A fire in a gas clothes dryer set off sprinklers and alarms at Worcester Technical High School Thursday night.
    June 14, 2013 - Worcester Telegram & Gazette
  • Police catch alleged burglar hiding in clothes dryer
    Police in New Rochelle, N.Y., caught a suspected burglar hiding in a clothes dryer, local ABC-affiliate WABC reports. Police responded to a burglar alarm at the home of Aaron and Gwen Stone. When they arrived they saw a man inside the home, so they called for backup, according to the station. The alleged burglar, 19-year-old Gabriel [...]
    June 13, 2013 - The Sideshow via Yahoo! News
  • 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 ...
    June 12, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News