Associations to the word «Close»

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CLOSE, verb. (physical) To remove a gap.
CLOSE, verb. To obstruct (an opening).
CLOSE, verb. To move so that an opening is closed.
CLOSE, verb. To make (e.g. a gap) smaller.
CLOSE, verb. To grapple; to engage in close combat.
CLOSE, verb. (social) To finish, to terminate.
CLOSE, verb. To put an end to; to conclude; to complete; to finish; to consummate.
CLOSE, verb. To come to an end.
CLOSE, verb. (marketing) To make a sale.
CLOSE, verb. (baseball) (pitching) To make the final outs, usually three, of a game.
CLOSE, verb. (figurative) (computing) To terminate an application, window, file or database connection, etc.
CLOSE, verb. To come or gather around; to enclose; to encompass; to confine.
CLOSE, verb. (surveying) To have a vector sum of 0; that is, to form a closed polygon.
CLOSE, noun. An end or conclusion.
CLOSE, noun. The manner of shutting; the union of parts; junction.
CLOSE, noun. A grapple in wrestling.
CLOSE, noun. (music) The conclusion of a strain of music; cadence.
CLOSE, noun. (music) A double bar marking the end.
CLOSE, adjective. (now rare) Closed, shut.
CLOSE, adjective. Narrow; confined.
CLOSE, adjective. At a little distance; near.
CLOSE, adjective. Intimate; well-loved.
CLOSE, adjective. (legal) Of a corporation or other business entity, closely held.
CLOSE, adjective. Oppressive; without motion or ventilation; causing a feeling of lassitude.
CLOSE, adjective. (Ireland, England, Scotland) (weather) Hot, humid, with no wind.
CLOSE, adjective. (linguistics) (phonetics) (of a vowel) Articulated with the tongue body relatively close to the hard palate.
CLOSE, adjective. Strictly confined; carefully guarded.
CLOSE, adjective. (obsolete) Out of the way of observation; secluded; secret; hidden.
CLOSE, adjective. Nearly equal; almost evenly balanced.
CLOSE, adjective. Short.
CLOSE, adjective. (archaic) Dense; solid; compact.
CLOSE, adjective. (archaic) Concise; to the point.
CLOSE, adjective. (dated) Difficult to obtain.
CLOSE, adjective. (dated) Parsimonious; stingy.
CLOSE, adjective. Adhering strictly to a standard or original; exact.
CLOSE, adjective. Accurate; careful; precise; also, attentive; undeviating; strict.
CLOSE, adjective. Marked, evident.
CLOSE, noun. (now rare) An enclosed field.
CLOSE, noun. (British) A street that ends in a dead end.
CLOSE, noun. (Scotland) A very narrow alley between two buildings, often overhung by one of the buildings above the ground floor.
CLOSE, noun. (Scotland) The common staircase in a tenement.
CLOSE, noun. A cathedral close.
CLOSE, noun. (legal) The interest which one may have in a piece of ground, even though it is not enclosed.
CLOSE AS WAX, adjective. (simile) (colloquial) Miserly.
CLOSE BY, preposition. Close, near, nearby: in proximity (to).
CLOSE BY, preposition. With a noun-phrase complement.
CLOSE BY, preposition. With no explicit complement.
CLOSE BY, preposition. With the preposition to introducing a noun-phrase complement.
CLOSE BY, preposition. Preceding and modifying a noun.
CLOSE CALL, noun. A situation in which an injury or other undesirable outcome is narrowly avoided.
CLOSE CALLS, noun. Plural of close call
CLOSE DOWN, verb. (ambitransitive) To stop trading as a business.
CLOSE DOWN, verb. (transitive) To surround someone, as to impede their movement.
CLOSE ENCOUNTER, noun. (ufology) A supposed observation, or observation of evidence, of extraterrestrial beings or their craft.
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS, noun. Plural of close encounter
CLOSE ENOUGH FOR GOVERNMENT WORK, adjective. (idiomatic) (humorous) (disparaging) (slang) Good enough; not worth the time or effort of perfecting.
CLOSE HARMONY, noun. A style of music where the chords are arranged within a narrow range, and the vocal styles of two or more singers either complement or are similar to each other.
CLOSE HELMET, noun. A helmet that entirely covers the head, including the face.
CLOSE HELMETS, noun. Plural of close helmet
CLOSE IN, verb. (transitive) To enclose, lock up inside something.
CLOSE IN ON, verb. (idiomatic) To enclose around; to tighten or shrink; to collapse.
CLOSE IN ON, verb. (idiomatic) To catch up with in a chase; to near the end of a pursuit.
CLOSE IN ON, verb. (idiomatic) To near a goal or completion.
CLOSE OF BUSINESS, noun. The end of the business day.
CLOSE OF PLAY, noun. (cricket) The end of a day's play
CLOSE OF PLAY, noun. (tennis) The end of the final game (not to be confused with set or match) during a day at the All England Tennis Championships (Wimbledon)
CLOSE OF PLAY, noun. (idiomatic) The end of the working day
CLOSE OFF, verb. To seal or block the entrance to a road, an area, or a building so that people cannot enter.
CLOSE ONE'S EYES, verb. (idiomatic) To ignore.
CLOSE ONE'S EYES AND THINK OF ENGLAND, verb. (idiomatic) To accept (rather than fight)—and distract oneself so as to be able to endure—bad or unwanted sex, or by extension any unpleasant but inevitable experience.
CLOSE OUT, verb. (transitive) to terminate; to call the end of.
CLOSE OUT, verb. (surfing) Of a wave, to break all at once, instead of progressively along its length.
CLOSE OUT, verb. (computing) To terminate a computer program.
CLOSE OUT, verb. Exclude by blocking all opportunities to enter or join.
CLOSE PROTECTION, noun. Professionally trained bodyguards.
CLOSE QUARTER, noun. (nautical) any of several strong wooden barriers erected across the deck of a merchant sailing ship, having loopholes through which muskets could be fired to resist boarding attacks
CLOSE QUARTERS, noun. Plural of close quarter
CLOSE QUARTERS, noun. Very near proximity.
CLOSE RANKS, verb. (idiomatic) to regroup forces, especially when this involves overlooking differences in order to face a challenge or adverse situation. Often implies making a show of unity, especially to the public.
CLOSE SEASON, noun. (sport) The time of year when no competition takes place.
CLOSE SEASON, noun. (hunting) (fishing) The time of year when hunting or fishing is not permitted.
CLOSE SEASONS, noun. Plural of close season
CLOSE SHAVE, noun. A shave that is very short or near the skin.
CLOSE SHAVE, noun. (idiomatic) A near accident or mishap; a dangerous or risky encounter or incident.
CLOSE SHAVES, noun. Plural of close shave
CLOSE STOOL, noun. Alternative form of close-stool
CLOSE STOOLE, noun. Alternative form of close-stool
CLOSE THE DOOR ON, verb. Alternative form of shut the door on
CLOSE THE FACE, verb. (idiomatic) (cricket) To turn the face of the bat inwards, in order to hit the ball to the leg side.
CLOSE THE STABLE DOOR AFTER THE HORSE HAS BOLTED, verb. (idiomatic) To attempt to prevent a problem only to find it has already happened
CLOSE TIME, noun. A fixed period during which killing game or catching certain fish is prohibited by law.
CLOSE TO, adverb. (of quantifiers of nouns) Approximately
CLOSE TO, adverb. (informal) Nearly; almost
CLOSE TO, preposition. Near.
CLOSE TO HOME, adverb. (idiomatic) Affecting people close to, or within, ones family circle.
CLOSE TO ONE'S VEST, adverb. Alternative form of close to the vest
CLOSE TO THE VEST, adverb. In a reserved or secretive manner.
CLOSE TO THE WIND, adjective. Used other than as an idiom: see close to,‎ the,‎ wind.
CLOSE TO THE WIND, adjective. Near a limit of feasibility or compliance with law or morality.
CLOSE TO THE WIND, adverb. Used other than as an idiom: see close to,‎ the,‎ wind.
CLOSE TO THE WIND, adverb. (nautical) In a direction almost opposite to that from which the wind is blowing
CLOSE TO THE WIND, adverb. Near a limit of feasibility or compliance with law or morality.
CLOSE UP, verb. To move people closer together.
CLOSE UP, verb. To shut a building or a business for a period of time.
CLOSE UP, verb. To heal a cut or other wound
CLOSE UP SHOP, verb. (idiomatic) To stop what one is doing, especially the context of a business.

Dictionary definition

CLOSE, 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".
CLOSE, noun. The last section of a communication; "in conclusion I want to say...".
CLOSE, noun. The concluding part of any performance.
CLOSE, verb. Move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut; "Close the door"; "shut the window".
CLOSE, verb. Become closed; "The windows closed with a loud bang".
CLOSE, 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."; "close up the shop".
CLOSE, verb. Finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.); "The meeting was closed with a charge by the chairman of the board".
CLOSE, verb. Come to a close; "The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin".
CLOSE, verb. Complete a business deal, negotiation, or an agreement; "We closed on the house on Friday"; "They closed the deal on the building".
CLOSE, verb. Be priced or listed when trading stops; "The stock market closed high this Friday"; "My new stocks closed at $59 last night".
CLOSE, verb. Engage at close quarters; "close with the enemy".
CLOSE, verb. Cause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop.
CLOSE, verb. Change one's body stance so that the forward shoulder and foot are closer to the intended point of impact.
CLOSE, verb. Come together, as if in an embrace; "Her arms closed around her long lost relative".
CLOSE, verb. Draw near; "The probe closed with the space station".
CLOSE, verb. Bring together all the elements or parts of; "Management closed ranks".
CLOSE, verb. Bar access to; "Due to the accident, the road had to be closed for several hours".
CLOSE, verb. Fill or stop up; "Can you close the cracks with caulking?".
CLOSE, verb. 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, verb. Finish a game in baseball by protecting a lead; "The relief pitcher closed with two runs in the second inning".
CLOSE, 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".
CLOSE, adverb. In an attentive manner; "he remained close on his guard".
CLOSE, 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".
CLOSE, adjective. Close in relevance or relationship; "a close family"; "we are close sympathy with..."; "close kin"; "a close resemblance".
CLOSE, 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".
CLOSE, adjective. Rigorously attentive; strict and thorough; "close supervision"; "paid close attention"; "a close study"; "kept a close watch on expenditures".
CLOSE, adjective. Marked by fidelity to an original; "a close translation"; "a faithful copy of the portrait"; "a faithful rendering of the observed facts".
CLOSE, adjective. (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched; "a close contest"; "a close election"; "a tight game".
CLOSE, adjective. Crowded; "close quarters".
CLOSE, adjective. Lacking fresh air; "a dusty airless attic"; "the dreadfully close atmosphere"; "hot and stuffy and the air was blue with smoke".
CLOSE, adjective. Of textiles; "a close weave"; "smooth percale with a very tight weave".
CLOSE, adjective. Strictly confined or guarded; "kept under close custody".
CLOSE, adjective. Confined to specific persons; "a close secret".
CLOSE, adjective. Fitting closely but comfortably; "a close fit".
CLOSE, adjective. Used of hair or haircuts; "a close military haircut".
CLOSE, adjective. Giving or spending with reluctance; "our cheeseparing administration"; "very close (or near) with his money"; "a penny-pinching miserly old man".
CLOSE, adjective. Inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information; "although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it".

Wise words

To use the same words is not a sufficient guarantee of understanding; one must use the same words for the same genus of inward experience; ultimately one must have one's experiences in common.
Friedrich Nietzsche