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Definition 1: the concluding part of any performance - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for close in the sense of this definition

(close is a kind of ...) the act of finishing

"his best finish in a major tournament was third" "the speaker's finishing was greeted with applause"

Definition 2: the last section of a communication - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where close or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in conclusion I want to say...

Synonyms for close in the sense of this definition

(close is a kind of ...) a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical)

"he always turns first to the business section" "the history of this work is discussed in the next section"

(... is a kind of close ) a change from a serious subject to a disappointing one

(... is a kind of close ) a short passage added at the end of a literary work

"the epilogue told what eventually happened to the main characters"

(... is a kind of close ) a short speech (often in verse) addressed directly to the audience by an actor at the end of a play

(... is a kind of close ) (rhetoric) the concluding section of an oration

"he summarized his main points in his peroration"

(... is a kind of close ) the closing section of a musical composition

(... is part of close) the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events

"his narration was hesitant"

(... is part of close) the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience

"he listened to an address on minor Roman poets"

Definition 3: the temporal end; the concluding time - [noun denoting time]

Samples where close or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for close in the sense of this definition

(close is a kind of ...) the point in time at which something ends

"the end of the year" "the ending of warranty period"

Definition 4: finish a game in baseball by protecting a lead - [verb of change]

Samples where close or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The relief pitcher closed with two runs in the second inning

(close is a kind of ...) come or bring to a finish or an end

"He finished the dishes" "She completed the requirements for her Master's Degree" "The fastest runner finished the race in just over 2 hours; others finished in over 4 hours"

Definition 5: complete a business deal, negotiation, or an agreement - [verb of communication]

Samples where close or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We closed on the house on Friday
  • They closed the deal on the building

(close is a kind of ...) bring to an end or halt

"She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime" "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I"

Definition 6: move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut - [verb of contact]

Samples where close or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Close the door
  • shut the window

Synonyms for close in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of close ) close with a snapping motion

"The lock snapped shut"

(... is a kind of close ) close with a cork or stopper

(... is a kind of close ) close (a car window) by causing it to move up, as with a handle

"she rolled up the window when it started to rain"

(... is a kind of close ) move or pull so as to cover or uncover something

"draw the shades" "draw the curtains"

(... is a kind of close ) close with shutters

"We shuttered the window to keep the house cool"

(... is a kind of close ) close violently

"He slammed the door shut"

(... is a kind of close ) close the slats of (windows)

(... is a kind of close ) make tight; secure against leakage

"seal the windows"

(close has a similar meaning as ...) become closed

"The windows closed with a loud bang"

Definition 7: become closed - [verb of contact]

Samples where close or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The windows closed with a loud bang

Synonyms for close in the sense of this definition

(close is a kind of ...) undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

"We turned from Socialism to Capitalism" "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"

(close has a similar meaning as ...) move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut

"Close the door" "shut the window"

Definition 8: bar access to - [verb of contact]

Samples where close or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Due to the accident, the road had to be closed for several hours

(close is a kind of ...) render unsuitable for passage

"block the way" "barricade the streets" "stop the busy road"

Definition 9: fill or stop up - [verb of contact]

Samples where close or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Can you close the cracks with caulking?

Synonyms for close in the sense of this definition

(close is a kind of ...) plug with a substance

"fill a cavity"

(... is a kind of close ) close with or as if with a seal

"She sealed the letter with hot wax"

(... is a kind of close ) fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug

"plug the hole" "stop up the leak"

(... is a kind of close ) cause to adhere

"The wounds were coapted"

Definition 10: bring together all the elements or parts of - [verb of contact]

Samples where close or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Management closed ranks

(close is a kind of ...) cause to become joined or linked

"join these two parts so that they fit together"

Definition 11: unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of - [verb of contact]

Samples where close or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • close the circuit
  • close a wound
  • close a book
  • close up an umbrella

Synonyms for close in the sense of this definition

(close is a kind of ...) cause to become joined or linked

"join these two parts so that they fit together"

Definition 12: change one's body stance so that the forward shoulder and foot are closer to the intended point of impact - [verb of motion]

(close is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

(close belongs to category ...) a field game played with a ball (especially baseball)

Definition 13: come together, as if in an embrace - [verb of motion]

Samples where close or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Her arms closed around her long lost relative

Synonyms for close in the sense of this definition

(close is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

Definition 14: draw near - [verb of motion]

Samples where close or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The probe closed with the space station

(close is a kind of ...) move towards

"We were approaching our destination" "They are drawing near" "The enemy army came nearer and nearer"

Definition 15: cause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop - [verb of perception]

(close is a kind of ...) be the end of; be the last or concluding part of

"This sad scene ended the movie"

Samples where close or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The owners decided to move and to close the factory
  • My business closes every night at 8 P.M.
  • close up the shop

Synonyms for close in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of close ) break from a meeting or gathering

"We adjourned for lunch" "The men retired to the library"

Samples where close or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The meeting was closed with a charge by the chairman of the board

(close is a kind of ...) bring to an end or halt

"She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime" "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I"

Samples where close or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • close with the enemy

(close is a kind of ...) carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in

"She pursued many activities" "They engaged in a discussion"

Definition 19: come to a close - [verb of stative]

Samples where close or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin

Synonyms for close in the sense of this definition

(close is a kind of ...) have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical

"the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed" "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other" "My property ends by the bushes" "The symphony ends in a pianissimo"

Definition 20: be priced or listed when trading stops - [verb of stative]

Samples where close or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The stock market closed high this Friday
  • My new stocks closed at $59 last night

(close is a kind of ...) be traded at a certain price or under certain conditions

"The stock traded around $20 a share"

Definition 21: at or within a short distance in space or time or having elements near each other - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where close or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • close to noon
  • how close are we to town?
  • a close formation of ships

(close is similar to ...) close enough to be walked to

"walking distance" "the factory with the big parking lot...is more convenient than the walk-to factory"

(close is similar to ...) reduced to a small appressed thing that resembles a scale

"scalelike leaves"

(close is similar to ...) very close in space or time

"proximate words" "proximate houses"

(close is similar to ...) drawn or pressed close to someone or something for or as if for affection or protection

"saw a number of small houses nestled against the hillside" "like a baby snuggled in its mother's arms"

(close is similar to ...) placed side by side often for comparison

"juxtaposed pictures"

(close is similar to ...) being at close quarters

"hand-to-hand fighting"

(close is similar to ...) surrounding and closing in on or hemming in

"the army's enveloping maneuver"

(close is similar to ...) closely encircling

"encompassing mountain ranges" "the surrounding countryside"

(close is similar to ...) very close or connected in space or time

"contiguous events" "immediate contact" "the immediate vicinity" "the immediate past"

(close is similar to ...) set close together

"close-set eyes" "close-set teeth" "her eyes are close set"

(close is similar to ...) having the sails trimmed for sailing as close to the wind as possible

(close is similar to ...) close in space; within reach

"the town is close at hand"

(close is similar to ...) close in time; about to occur

"retribution is at hand" "some people believe the day of judgment is close at hand" "in imminent danger" "his impending retirement"

(close is similar to ...) located close together

"with heads close together" "approximate leaves grow together but are not united"

(close is similar to ...) pressed close to or lying flat against something

"adpressed hairs along the plant's stem" "igneous rocks...closely appressed by this force"

(close is similar to ...) completely enveloping

"the ambient air" "ambient sound" "the ambient temperature"

(close is similar to ...) nearest in space or position; immediately adjoining without intervening space

"had adjacent rooms" "in the next room" "the person sitting next to me" "our rooms were side by side"

(... are attributes of close) the property created by the space between two objects or points

Definition 22: close in relevance or relationship - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where close or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a close family
  • we are all...in close sympathy with...
  • close kin
  • a close resemblance

(close is similar to ...) very close in resemblance

"sketched in an approximate likeness" "a near likeness"

(close is similar to ...) very close and convivial

"boon companions"

(close is similar to ...) (used informally) associated on close terms

"a close friend" "the bartender was chummy with the regular customers" "the two were thick as thieves for months"

(close is similar to ...) held together as by social or cultural ties

"a close-knit family" "close-knit little villages" "the group was closely knit"

(close is similar to ...) denoting confidence or intimacy

"a confidential approach" "in confidential tone of voice"

(close is similar to ...) suggesting connivance

"a cozy arrangement with the police"

(close is similar to ...) with or in a close or intimate relationship

"a good friend" "my sisters and brothers are near and dear"

(close is similar to ...) having mutual interests or affections; of established friendship

"on familiar terms" "pretending she is on an intimate footing with those she slanders"

(close is similar to ...) marked by close acquaintance, association, or familiarity

"intimate friend" "intimate relations between economics, politics, and legal principles"

Definition 23: not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where close or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for close in the sense of this definition

(close is similar to ...) near or close to but not necessarily touching

"lands adjacent to the mountains" "New York and adjacent cities"

(close is similar to ...) close at hand

"the nearby towns" "concentrated his study on the nearby planet Venus"

(close is similar to ...) of a seeker; near to the object sought

"you're getting warm" "hot on the trail"

(close is similar to ...) of a seeker; very near to the object sought

"you are hot"

(... are attributes of close) the property created by the space between two objects or points

Definition 24: near in time or place or relationship - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where close or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for close in the sense of this definition

Definition 25: in an attentive manner - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where close or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he remained close on his guard

Synonyms for close in the sense of this definition

Definition 26: marked by fidelity to an original - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where close or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a close translation
  • a faithful copy of the portrait
  • a faithful rendering of the observed facts

Synonyms for close in the sense of this definition

(close is similar to ...) conforming exactly or almost exactly to fact or to a standard or performing with total accuracy

"an accurate reproduction" "the accounting was accurate" "accurate measurements" "an accurate scale"

Definition 27: rigorously attentive; strict and thorough - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where close or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • close supervision
  • paid close attention
  • a close study
  • kept a close watch on expenditures

(close is similar to ...) exercising caution or showing care or attention

"they were careful when crossing the busy street" "be careful to keep her shoes clean" "did very careful research" "careful art restorers" "careful of the rights of others" "careful about one's behavior"

Definition 28: crowded - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where close or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • close quarters

Synonyms for close in the sense of this definition

(close is similar to ...) not free to move about

Definition 29: (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where close or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a close contest
  • a close election
  • a tight game

Synonyms for close in the sense of this definition

(close is similar to ...) having the same quantity, value, or measure as another

"on equal terms" "all men are equal before the law"

Definition 30: of textiles - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where close or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a close weave
  • smooth percale with a very tight weave

Synonyms for close in the sense of this definition

(close is similar to ...) of textures that are smooth to the touch or substances consisting of relatively small particles

"wood with a fine grain" "fine powdery snow" "fine rain" "batiste is a cotton fabric with a fine weave" "covered with a fine film of dust"

Definition 31: confined to specific persons - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where close or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a close secret

(close is similar to ...) confined to particular persons or groups or providing privacy

"a private place" "private discussions" "private lessons" "a private club" "a private secretary" "private property" "the former President is now a private citizen" "public figures struggle to maintain a private life"

Definition 32: strictly confined or guarded - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where close or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • kept under close custody

(close is similar to ...) under restraint

Definition 33: used of hair or haircuts - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where close or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a close military haircut

(close is similar to ...) (primarily spatial sense) having little length or lacking in length

"short skirts" "short hair" "the board was a foot short" "a short toss"

Definition 34: giving or spending with reluctance - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where close or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • our cheeseparing administration
  • very close (or near) with his money
  • a penny-pinching miserly old man

Synonyms for close in the sense of this definition

(close is similar to ...) unwilling to spend (money, time, resources, etc.)

"she practices economy without being stingy" "an ungenerous response to the appeal for funds"

Definition 35: fitting closely but comfortably - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where close or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a close fit

Synonyms for close in the sense of this definition

(close is similar to ...) closely constrained or constricted or constricting

"tight skirts" "he hated tight starched collars" "fingers closed in a tight fist" "a tight feeling in his chest"

Definition 36: inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where close or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it

Synonyms for close in the sense of this definition

(close is similar to ...) not inclined to talk or give information or express opinions

Definition 37: lacking fresh air - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where close or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a dusty airless attic
  • the dreadfully close atmosphere
  • hot and stuffy and the air was blue with smoke

Synonyms for close in the sense of this definition

(close is similar to ...) not ventilated

"stuffy unventilated rooms"

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