- To obstruct (an opening).
- To move so that an opening is closed.
- To put an end to.
- To make (e.g. a gap) smaller.
- (surveying) To have a vector sum of 0; that is, to form a closed polygon.
- (marketing) To make a sale.
- (baseball, pitching) To make the final outs, usually three, of a game.
- (computing) To terminate a computer program or a window or file thereof.
NounClose (plural Closes)
- An end of something.
- (now rare) An enclosed field.
- (UK) A street that ends in a dead end.
- (Scotland) A very narrow alley between two buildings, often overhung by one of the buildings above the ground floor.
- A cathedral close.
- (now rare) Closed, shut.
- At a little distance; near.
- Intimate; well-loved.
- (Ireland, England, Scotland, weather) hot, humid, with no wind.
Adjectives for Close
summary; speedy; rapid; long-expected; official; bloody; glorious; victorious; tragic; rollicking; undramatic.
Adverbs for Close
securely; peremptorily; lazily; reluctantly; abruptly; grimly; instantly; spasmodically; virtually; unexpectedly; wistfully; hermetically; discreetly; summarily; officially; victoriously; tragically.
Synonyms for Close
- (obstruct (an opening)): close off, close up, cover, shut, shut off
- (move (a door)): shut
- (put an end to): end, finish, terminate, wind up, close down
- (make (a gap) smaller): narrow
- (terminate a computer program): close out, exit
- (end): end, finale
- (street): cul-de-sac
- (at a little distance): close by, near, nearby
- (intimate): intimate
- (hot, humid): muggy, oppressive
Antonyms for Close
- (obstruct (an opening)): open
- (move (a door)): open
- (put an end to): begin, commence, initiate, start
- (make (a gap) smaller): extend, widen
- (terminate a computer program): open, start
- (end): beginning, start
- (at a little distance): distant, far, far away, far off
- (intimate): aloof, cool, distant
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- From Middle English closen (“to close, enclose”), from clos (“close, shut up, confined, secret”, adjective), from Old French clos (“close, confined”, adjective), from Latin clausus (“shut up”, past participle), from claudere (“to bar, block, close, enclose, bring an end to, confine”), from Proto-Indo-European *klāw- (“key, hook, nail”), related to Latin clāvis (“key, deadbolt, bar”), clāvus (“nail, peg”), claustrum (“bar, bolt, barrier”), claustra (“dam, wall, barricade, stronghold”). Cognate with Ancient Greek κλείς (“bar, bolt, key”), German schließen (“to close, conclude, lock”), Dutch sluiten (“to close, conclude, lock”). Replaced Old English lūcan (“to close, lock, enclose”) and clȳsan (“to close, shut”).
- From French clos, from Latin clausum, participle of claudere.
- (UK) enPR: klōs, IPA: /kləʊs/, SAMPA: /kl@Us/
- Rhymes: -əʊs
- (US) IPA: /kloʊs/, SAMPA: /kloUs/
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- Rhymes: -oʊs