Definitions of close

  1.   lacking fresh air a dusty airless attic the dreadfully close atmosphere hot and stuffy and the air was blue with smoke
  2.   giving or spending with reluctance our cheeseparing administration very close or near with his money a penny pinching miserly old man
  3.   come to a close The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin
  4.   the concluding part of any performance
  5.   the last section of a communication in conclusion I want to say
  6.   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
  7.   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
  8.   in an attentive manner he remained close on his guard
  9.   marked by fidelity to an original a close translation a faithful copy of the portrait a faithful rendering of the observed facts
  10.   rigorously attentive strict and thorough close supervision paid close attention a close study kept a close watch on expenditures
  11.   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
  12.   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
  13.   inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it
  14.   of a contest or contestants evenly matched a close contest a close election a tight game
  15.   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
  16.   fitting closely but comfortably a close fit
  17.   come together as if in an embrace Her arms closed around her long lost relative
  18.   crowded close quarters
  19.   fill or stop up Can you close the cracks with caulking
  20.   move so that an opening or passage is obstructed make shut Close the door shut the window
  21.   become closed The windows closed with a loud bang
  22.   finish a game in baseball by protecting a lead The relief pitcher closed with two runs in the second inning
  23.   complete a business deal negotiation or an agreement We closed on the house on Friday They closed the deal on the building
  24.   unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of close the circuit close a wound
  25.   bar access to Due to the accident the road had to be closed for several hours
  26.   bring together all the elements or parts of Management closed ranks
  27.   draw near The probe closed with the space station
  28.   change one's body stance so that the forward shoulder and foot are closer to the intended point of impact
  29.   cause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop
  30.   engage at close quarters close with the enemy
  31.   finish or terminate meetings speeches etc The meeting was closed with a charge by the chairman of the board
  32.   be priced or listed when trading stops The stock market closed high this Friday My new stocks closed at 59 last night
  33.   close in relevance or relationship a close family we are all in close sympathy with close kin a close resemblance
  34.   used of hair or haircuts a close military haircut
  35.   confined to specific persons a close secret
  36.   strictly confined or guarded kept under close custody
  37.   of textiles a close weave smooth percale with a very tight weave
  38.   To stop or fill up as an opening to shut as to close the eyes to close a door
  39.   To bring to an end or period to conclude to complete to finish to end to consummate as to close a bargain to close a course of instruction
  40.   To come or gather around to inclose to encompass to confine
  41.   To come together to unite or coalesce as the parts of a wound or parts separated
  42.   To end terminate or come to a period as the debate closed at six o'clock
  43.   To grapple to engage in hand to hand fight
  44.   The manner of shutting the union of parts junction
  45.   Conclusion cessation ending end
  46.   A grapple in wrestling
  47.   The conclusion of a strain of music cadence
  48.   A double bar marking the end
  49.   A narrow passage leading from a street to a court and the houses within
  50.   The interest which one may have in a piece of ground even though it is not inclosed
  51.   Shut fast closed tight as a close box
  52.   Narrow confined as a close alley close quarters
  53.   Strictly confined carefully quarded as a close prisoner
  54.   Out of the way observation secluded secret hidden
  55.   Disposed to keep secrets secretive reticent
  56.   Having the parts near each other dense solid compact as applied to bodies viscous tenacious not volatile as applied to liquids
  57.   Concise to the point as close reasoning
  58.   Short as to cut grass or hair close
  59.   Intimate familiar confidential
  60.   Nearly equal almost evenly balanced as a close vote
  61.   Difficult to obtain as money is close
  62.   Parsimonious stingy
  63.   Adhering strictly to a standard or original exact strict as a close translation
  64.   Accurate careful precise also attentive undeviating strict not wandering as a close observer
  65.   In a close manner
  66.   Secretly darkly
  67.   To bring together the parts of to consolidate as to close the ranks of an army often used with up
  68.   An inclosed place especially a small field or piece of land surrounded by a wall hedge or fence of any kind specifically the precinct of a cathedral or abbey
  69.   Oppressive without motion or ventilation causing a feeling of lassitude said of the air weather etc
  70.   Adjoining near either in space time or thought often followed by to
  71.   Uttered with a relatively contracted opening of the mouth as certain sounds of e and o in French Italian and German opposed to open
  72.   To shut to shut up as an opening by filling to join as an electric circuit bring together end
  73.   To come together shut in terminate or make an ending followed by with grapple with an opponent to agree
  74.   An inclosed space the grounds of a cathedral or abbey an alley end cessation
  75.   Having no outlet confined without ventilation shut fast narrow secretive stingy near as in time etc intimate having its parts near each other compact fitting snugly open only to a certain few restricted by law as a game season pronounced with the lips near together as a close vowel oppressive minute precise
  76.   Near tightly narrowly stingily
  77.   Closely
  78.   Closeness
  79.   Shut up with no opening confined unventilated narrow near in time or place compact crowded hidden reserved crafty
  80.   In a close manner nearly densely
  81.   An inclosed place a small inclosed field a narrow passage of a street
  82.   To make close to draw together and unite to finish
  83.   To grow together to come to an end
  84.   The manner or time of closing a pause or stop the end
  85.   The end conclusion
  86.   An end conclusion
  87.   An inclosed space
  88.   Confined narrow near hidden
  89.   In a close manner near
  90.   To shut come to an end
  91.   To shut terminate
  92.   To shut stop end terminate conclude
  93.   To come together shut end terminate
  94.   To join coalesce agree also to join battle grapple
  95.   Shut shut in confined secluded secret secretive
  96.   Near or near together dense compact
  97.   Trusty intimate as close friends
  98.   Watchful strict as close attention
  99.   Nearly even or equal as a close contest
  100.   Avaricious stingy
  101.   A grapple
  102.   A junction meeting
  103.   An enclosed place
  104.   A narrow lane or passage
  105.   Shut fast so as to have no opening compact well guarded without ventilation stagnant confined narrow near in place or time very nearly equal secret having the quality of secrecy reserved intent attentive concise strictly adhering to the original compressed as thoughts or words intimate accurate penurious not liberal
  106.   Closely nearly densely secretly pressingly Applied to the weather warm and damp cloudy or foggy or warm and relaxing occasioning a sense of lassitude and depression Drawn as a bird in a coat of arms with the wings close and in a standing posture Close by within a little distance very near
  107.   Conclusion a grapple in wrestling To close on or upon to come to a mutual agreement To close with to accede to to consent or agree to to come to an agreement with to unite with To close with or to close in with to join closely to grapple as persons in a contest
  108.   An enclosure or place fenced in the confines of a cathedral or abbey an entry from a street a blind alley
  109.   To shut to make fast to end to conclude to fill up to unite a gap to bring nearer together to confine to enclose to unite to coalesce to end to terminate to grapple
  110.   Shut having no vent or outlet confined compact solid or dense concise brief very near private narrow crafty penurious warm oppressive as the weather
  111.   In Scot a narrow passage or entry a courtyard an inclosure
  112.   Closely nearly secretly
  113.   To shut to make fast to end or finish to cover to inclose to come or bring together to unite
  114.   Conclusion end a pause cessation

Antonyms for close

disconnect, abide, disinterested, public, cut out, outlying, farthest, wasting, disjoint, free, continuance, fat, farthermost, outspoken, disassociate, morning, continuation, handsome, false, bug out, get-go, ventilated, open up, communicatory, threshold, reviving, Begone, out front, profligate, porous, out-of-town, hospitable, munificent, clear out, disconnected, bail out, endurance, scarper, airy, refreshed, divorce, roomy, unequal, harsh, disjoined, Unclose, embark, splurging, inaccurate, found, far-off, beginning, open, coarse, dawn, invigorating, furthermost, removed, go off, communicative, aloof, vague, bail, separated, Frittering, kickoff, initiate, prologue, generous, spendthrift, genesis, altruistic, good-hearted, begin, sweet, antisocial, unclear, alpha, start, untrustworthy, persistence, ulterior, establish, away, inaugurate, thick, refreshing, detached, abidance, Dissipating, further, squandering, cool, openhanded, divorced, profuse, commencement, benevolent, inconvenient, prelude, divide, lead off, nonadjacent, distant, broad, break up, cold, incipiency, unplug, continue, preface, Unstop, standoffish, set up, intro, prolusion, innovate, frank, keep up, off the beaten track, long-distance, kick off, get off, inception, durability, Inapproachable, selfless, liberal, tactless, long, outspread, inaccessible, unblock, unselfish, reserved, expand, unstinting, uncouple, indefinite, unavailable, pull out, untrue, round, disjoin, continuity, inexact, pervious, commodious, far-flung, ramify, bighearted, push on, nascency, incipience, commence, remote, introduction, frosty, exordium, untouchable, passable, philanthropic, sever, bounteous, extravagant, openhearted, Unlink, imprecise, penetrable, dubious, compassionate, day one, furthest, farther, spacious, uncrowded, outset, candid, unyoke, ceaselessness, freehanded, lavish, deep, far, unfold, rough, sunder, Proem, overgenerous, unsociable, wasteful, preamble, bracing, honest, incorrect, unrestrained, walk out, unreachable, Unthrifty, introduce, unreliable, magnanimous, decouple, disunite, endure, withdrawn, breezy, separate, humanitarian, baseline, brisk, unfurl, vamoose, utmost, bugger off, unapproachable, greathearted, push off, Outstretch, careless, Perdure, subsistence, continuousness, thriftless, dissever, dig out, dissociate, unattainable, yonder, constitute, foreword, yon, depart, duration, questionable, beneficent, bountiful, blunt, uttermost, unfriendly, nascence, unclog, out-of-the-way, BUG OFF, persist, doubtful, extreme, wrong, clear off, freehearted, unsparing, take off, remain, approximate, unobtainable, extend, faraway, fulsome, loose, launch, permeable, unconfined, wide, kindly, onset, charitable, loosely knit, restorative, prodigal, bide.

Quotes of close

  1. If beef is your idea of 'real food for real people you'd better live real close to a real good hospital – Neal Barnard
  2. I've read a couple of things that I was sort of close to having a nervous breakdown But I don't think I was I was very very tired It was a really difficult time – Kate Bush
  3. Israelis can be proud of the vibrant democracy that they have created and I know that many Rhode Islanders share my deep appreciation for the close friendship between our two nations – Lincoln Chafee
  4. In the early days of Christianity the exercise of chastity was frequently combined with a close and romantic intimacy of affection between the sexes which shocked austere moralists – Havelock Ellis
  5. Reverse every natural instinct and do the opposite of what you are inclined to do and you will probably come very close to having a perfect golf swing – Ben Hogan
  6. The West hasn't reached its universal state as yet although its close to it but it certainly has evolved out of its warring state phase which it was in for a couple of centuries – Samuel P. Huntington
  7. I certainly don't want a child of mine to be famous or anyone I was very close to who isn't yet It's the worst thing to be trapped in your house not be able to leave – Elizabeth Hurley
  8. What you need to do is get that tape measure out and start measuring that gut Then you start working out and you start eating properly till that gut gets down close to it was when you were in your 20's Then you'll find out what your weight should be – Jack LaLanne
  9. Part of me is afraid to get close to people because I'm afraid that they're going to leave – Marilyn Manson
  10. Mostly the thought and the verse come inseparably In my poem Poetics it's as close as I come to telling how I do it – Howard Nemerov
  11. There certainly is a good 'Tex Mex' restaurant very close to our office My office is around 100 yards from it I call it Tex Mex because every couple of years it's changed hands and changed name I'm not exactly sure why – Andrew Oliver
  12. Technology tools such as laptops are the kind of help that we need A program that provides laptops for all youngsters would close a gap that most of us are not aware of or will not admit to which is a tremendous gap in the poor communities – Major R. Owens
  13. Perhaps to the uninformed it may appear unaccountable that a man should be able to retain in his memory such a variety of learning but the close alliance with each other of the different branches of science will explain the difficulty – Marcus V. Pollio
  14. Have you ever noticed that when you must struggle to hear something you close your eyes – Marilyn vos Savant
  15. You do become very close like a family but because you see each other for such an intense period of time on the set everyday You really don't end up socializing that much – Sela Ward

Usage examples for close

  1. He came close to her and tried to see her face – Winding Paths by Gertrude Page
  2. “ I am glad it is close at hand – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  3. Her arms were tired and hungry to close around her mother – Mary, Mary by James Stephens Commentator: Padraic Colum
  4. The prison is very close don't you think – A Voyage with Captain Dynamite by Charles Edward Rich
  5. It was close on three o'clock – Marcella by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  6. You were in a close place when you were hurt – Who Goes There? by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
  7. She was close to the child – The White Wolf and Other Fireside Tales by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  8. And then it was only a bit of a while longer till they came close to the city – Fairies and Folk of Ireland by William Henry Frost
  9. The boys tried to close with him – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  10. This has been a demnition close call – The Second Deluge by Garrett P. Serviss
  11. She might live a month or she might die that very night but her end was close at hand – Paul Patoff by F. Marion Crawford
  12. “ I will close the door when I am going out – The Irish Fairy Book by Various
  13. Wait I'll get up and close the window Mrs Neugass ” – Star-Dust A Story of an American Girl by Fannie Hurst
  14. It is too bad I shall never dare to close my eyes again – The Lamp in the Desert by Ethel M. Dell
  15. “ I had never been close to a baby before never – The Man Thou Gavest by Harriet T. Comstock
  16. He let out though he was very close that others had done so and that the Bank would do nothing – Ovington's Bank by Stanley J. Weyman
  17. “ Gasiharon B to stop up to close – The Iroquois Book of Rites by Horatio Hale
  18. Little by little however the Miami began to close up – The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  19. “ Mildred had heard that he was close about money – The Price She Paid by David Graham Phillips
  20. “ Sophia was very close about money matters Surely not with you Miss Pewsey ” – The Mandarin's Fan by Fergus Hume

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