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Definition 1: not open or affording passage or access - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • the many closed streets made travel difficult
  • our neighbors peeped from behind closed curtains

(closed is similar to ...) closed to traffic

"the repaving results in many blocked streets"

(closed is similar to ...) having the curtains or draperies closed or pulled shut

"the drawn draperies kept direct sunlight from fading the rug"

(closed is similar to ...) (of a container) having a stopper in the opening

"the tightly stoppered bottles"

(closed is similar to ...) not open; not opening

(means also ...) shut off to passage or view or hindered from action

"a partially obstructed passageway" "an obstructed view" "justice obstructed is not justice"

(means also ...) not open

"the door slammed shut"

(means also ...) closed or secured with or as if with a seal

"my lips are sealed" "the package is still sealed" "the premises are sealed"

Definition 2: (set theory) of an interval that contains both its endpoints - [adjective denoting all]

(closed belongs to category ...) a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement

Definition 3: used especially of mouth or eyes - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • he sat quietly with closed eyes
  • his eyes were shut against the sunlight

Synonyms for closed in the sense of this definition

(closed is similar to ...) closing the eyes intermittently and rapidly

"he stood blinking in the bright sunlight"

(closed is similar to ...) pressed tightly together

"with lips compressed"

(closed is similar to ...) having eyes half closed in order to see better

"squinched eyes"

Definition 4: not open - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • the door slammed shut

Synonyms for closed in the sense of this definition

(means also ...) not open or affording passage or access

"the many closed streets made travel difficult" "our neighbors peeped from behind closed curtains"

Definition 5: blocked against entry - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a closed porch

Synonyms for closed in the sense of this definition

(closed is similar to ...) closed in or surrounded or included within

"an enclosed porch" "an enclosed yard" "the enclosed check is to cover shipping and handling"

Definition 6: not open to the general public - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a closed meeting

(closed is similar to ...) subject to restriction or subjected to restriction

"of restricted importance"

Definition 7: with shutters closed - [adjective satellite denoting all]

(closed is similar to ...) provided with shutters or shutters as specified; often used in combination

"a church with a shuttered belfry and spire" "green-shuttered cottages"

Definition 8: requiring union membership - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a closed shop

(closed is similar to ...) of trade unions

"the union movement" "union negotiations" "a union-shop clause in the contract"

Definition 9: not having an open mind - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a closed mind unreceptive to new ideas

Synonyms for closed in the sense of this definition

(closed is similar to ...) not receptive

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