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  1. [adverb] 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"
    Synonyms: near, nigh

  2. [adverb] in an attentive manner; "he remained close on his guard"
    Synonyms: ly, tight

  3. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: stopping point, finale, finis, finish, last, conclusion

  4. [noun] the last section of a communication; "in conclusion I want to say..."
    Synonyms: conclusion, end, closing, ending

  5. [noun] the concluding part of any performance
    Synonyms: finale, closing curtain, finis

  6. [verb] 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."
    Synonyms: fold, shut down, down

  7. [verb] complete a business deal, negotiation, or an agreement; "We closed on the house on Friday"; "They closed the deal on the building"

  8. [verb] move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut; "Close the door"; "shut the window"
    Synonyms: shut

  9. [verb] bar access to; "Due to the accident, the road had to be closed for several hours"

  10. [verb] finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.); "The meeting was closed with a charge by the chairman of the board"

  11. [verb] draw near; "The probe closed with the space station"

  12. [verb] come to a close; "The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin"
    Synonyms: conclude

  13. [verb] become closed; "The windows closed with a loud bang"
    Synonyms: shut

  14. [verb] come together, as if in an embrace; "Her arms closed around her long lost relative"
    Synonyms: come together

  15. [verb] unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of; "close the circuit"; "close a wound"

  16. [verb] bring together all the elements or parts of; "Management closed ranks"

  17. [verb] engage at close quarters; "close with the enemy"

  18. [verb] be priced or listed when trading stops; "The stock market closed high this Friday"; "My new stocks closed at $59 last night"

  19. [verb] cause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop

  20. [verb] change one's body stance so that the forward shoulder and foot are closer to the intended point of impact

  21. [verb] fill or stop up; "Can you close the cracks with caulking?"
    Synonyms: fill up

  22. [verb] finish a game in baseball by protecting a lead; "The relief pitcher closed with two runs in the second inning"

  23. [adjective] 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"

  24. [adjective] close in relevance or relationship; "a close family"; "we are close sympathy with..."; "close kin"; "a close resemblance"

  25. [adjective] 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"
    Synonyms: near

  26. [adjective] rigorously attentive; strict and thorough; "close supervision"; "paid close attention"; "a close study"; "kept a close watch on expenditures"

  27. [adjective] marked by fidelity to an original; "a close translation"; "a faithful copy of the portrait"; "a faithful rendering of the observed facts"
    Synonyms: faithful

  28. [adjective] (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched; "a close contest"; "a close election"; "a tight game"
    Synonyms: tight

  29. [adjective] crowded; "close quarters"
    Synonyms: confining

  30. [adjective] lacking fresh air; "a dusty airless attic"; "the dreadfully close atmosphere"; "hot and stuffy and the air was blue with smoke"
    Synonyms: airless, stuffy, unaired

  31. [adjective] of textiles; "a close weave"; "smooth percale with a very tight weave"
    Synonyms: tight

  32. [adjective] strictly confined or guarded; "kept under close custody"

  33. [adjective] confined to specific persons; "a close secret"

  34. [adjective] fitting closely but comfortably; "a close fit"
    Synonyms: snug, -fitting

  35. [adjective] used of hair or haircuts; "a close military haircut"

  36. [adjective] giving or spending with reluctance; "our cheeseparing administration"; "very close (or near) with his money"; "a penny-pinching miserly old man"
    Synonyms: cheeseparing, near, penny-pinching

  37. [adjective] inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information; "although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it"
    Synonyms: lipped, mouthed, secretive, tightlipped


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