Definition of Close


  • the concluding part of any performance
    - closing curtain
  • the last section of a communication
    "in conclusion I want to say..."
  • the temporal end
    the concluding time
    "the stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell"
    "the market was up at the finish"
    "they were playing better at the close of the season"
    - stopping point


  • finish a game in baseball by protecting a lead
    "The relief pitcher closed with two runs in the second inning"
  • unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of
    "close the circuit"
    "close a wound"
    "close a book"
    "close up an umbrella"
    - close up
  • fill or stop up
    "Can you close the cracks with caulking?"
    - fill up
  • bar access to
    "Due to the accident, the road had to be closed for several hours"
  • bring together all the elements or parts of
    "Management closed ranks"
  • draw near
    "The probe closed with the space station"
  • come together, as if in an embrace
    "Her arms closed around her long lost relative"
    - come together
  • change one's body stance so that the forward shoulder and foot are closer to the intended point of impact
  • cause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop
  • engage at close quarters
    "close with the enemy"
  • be priced or listed when trading stops
    "The stock market closed high this Friday"
    "My new stocks closed at $59 last night"
  • complete a business deal, negotiation, or an agreement
    "We closed on the house on Friday"
    "They closed the deal on the building"
  • come to a close
    "The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin"
  • finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.)
    "The meeting was closed with a charge by the chairman of the board"
  • 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"
    - close up - shut down - close down
  • become closed
    "The windows closed with a loud bang"
  • move so that an opening or passage is obstructed
    make shut
    "Close the door"
    "shut the window"


  • inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information
    "although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it"
    - closelipped - tightlipped
  • giving or spending with reluctance
    "our cheeseparing administration"
    "very close (or near) with his money"
    "a penny-pinching miserly old man"
    - penny pinching
  • used of hair or haircuts
    "a close military haircut"
  • fitting closely but comfortably
    "a close fit"
    - close fitting
  • confined to specific persons
    "a close secret"
  • strictly confined or guarded
    "kept under close custody"
  • of textiles
    "a close weave"
    "smooth percale with a very tight weave"
  • lacking fresh air
    "a dusty airless attic"
    "the dreadfully close atmosphere"
    "hot and stuffy and the air was blue with smoke"
  • crowded
    "close quarters"
  • (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched
    "a close contest"
    "a close election"
    "a tight game"
  • marked by fidelity to an original
    "a close translation"
    "a faithful copy of the portrait"
    "a faithful rendering of the observed facts"
  • rigorously attentive
    strict and thorough
    "close supervision"
    "paid close attention"
    "a close study"
    "kept a close watch on expenditures"
  • not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances
    "near neighbors"
    "in the near future"
    "they are near equals"
    "his nearest approach to success"
    "a very near thing"
    "a near hit by the bomb"
    "she was near tears"
    "she was close to tears"
    "had a close call"
  • close in relevance or relationship
    "a close family"
    "we are close sympathy with..."
    "close kin"
    "a close resemblance"
  • 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"


  • in an attentive manner
    "he remained close on his guard"
  • near in time or place or relationship
    "as the wedding day drew near"
    "stood near the door"
    "don't shoot until they come near"
    "getting near to the true explanation"
    "her mother is always near"
    "The end draws nigh"
    "the bullet didn't come close"
    "don't get too close to the fire"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble close

34 unscramble word found using the letters close.

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