- the closing price on a stock.
- the closing prices on an exchange market.
- a narrow entry or alley terminating in a dead end.
- a courtyard enclosed except for one narrow entrance.
- to terminate the operation of; discontinue: to close down an air base because of budget cuts.
- to attempt to control or eliminate: The city must close down drug traffic.
- to approach so as to capture, attack, arrest, etc.: The hoodlums closed in on their victim.
- to surround or envelop so as to entrap: a feeling that the room was closing in upon her.
- to reduce the price of (merchandise) for quick sale: That store is closing out its stock of men's clothing.
- to liquidate or dispose of finally and completely: They closed out their interests after many years in this city.
- to come together in close array; converge: The enemy was closing up on us from both flanks.
- to bring to an end; cease: The company is closing up its overseas operations.
- to become silent or uncommunicative.
- to reduce or eliminate spacing material between (units of set type).
OTHER WORDS FOR close
Idioms about close
- from close range; in a detailed manner; intimately.
- Nautical. fully raised; at the top of the halyard: an answering pennant flown close up.Compare dip1 (def. 37).
Origin of close
synonym study for close
OTHER WORDS FROM close
How to use close in a sentence
It’s possible that immunity could be achieved at a level closer to 60 percent.The problem with Trump’s ‘herd mentality’ line isn’t the verbal flub. It’s the mass death.|Philip Bump|September 16, 2020|Washington Post
He blamed China for the pandemic and said he saved many lives by “closing up the country.”Trump, in town hall, says he wouldn’t have done anything differently on pandemic|Colby Itkowitz, Josh Dawsey, Felicia Sonmez, John Wagner|September 16, 2020|Washington Post
Lowe’s is currently on a hot streak, but the gap is wide, and closing it requires a leader like Ellison with devoted employees, according to Wahba.Lowe’s teams up with Daymond John to diversify its suppliers with a virtual pitch competition|McKenna Moore|September 15, 2020|Fortune
In recent years, summer has brought a season of fear to California, with ever-worsening wildfires closing in.Climate Change Will Force a New American Migration|by Abrahm Lustgarten, photography by Meridith Kohut|September 15, 2020|ProPublica
Big names like Tesla and Apple, which dragged the sector down last week, posted strong rallies, up 3% and 12% respectively as of Monday’s close.Tech sell off was a ‘head fake’ as stocks rebound, say analysts|Anne Sraders|September 14, 2020|Fortune
Not actual CIA agents, but U.S. government personnel who have worked very closely with the CIA, and who are fans of the show.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Those who have watched anti-gay groups closely suggest that there will be two major strategic shifts in their strategy.‘Only God’ Can Stop Gay Marriage|Tim Mak|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Because I was living with this story, I watched closely as Hollywood considered making a film about Selma.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’|Gary May|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
We are looking forward to working closely with this champion of liberty.Vaclav Klaus, Libertarian Hero, Has His Wings Clipped by Cato Institute|James Kirchick|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There are also portraits, protests, reportage and Jim Marshall was there to shoot it all—or pretty closely.The Best Coffee Table Books of 2014|Robert Birnbaum|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But it was necessary to take Silan, which the rebels hastened to strengthen, closely followed up by the Spaniards.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
We had now approached closely to the foot of the mountain-ranges, and their lofty summits were high above us in mid-air.
Their opportunities and earnings are relatively small, and in order to live they must figure closely.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
Keep closely covered with a bell glass and, in a few weeks, more or less, the baby Ferns will start to put in an appearance.How to Know the Ferns|S. Leonard Bastin
Then she bent her glance to the writing, and studied it a moment, what time the man from Paris watched her closely.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
British Dictionary definitions for close (1 of 2)
Derived forms of closeclosely, adverbcloseness, noun
Word Origin for close
British Dictionary definitions for close (2 of 2)
- euphemistic to die
- (often foll by to) to ignore
Derived forms of closecloser, noun
Other Idioms and Phrases with close
In addition to the idioms beginning with close
- close at hand
- close but no cigar
- close call
- closed book, a
- closed door
- close down
- close in
- close one's eyes to
- close out
- close ranks
- close shave
- close the books
- close the door on
- close the sale
- close to home
- close up
- at close quarters
- at close range
- behind closed doors
- keep (a close) watch
- near (close) to one's heart
- play one's cards close to one's chest
- sail close to the wind
- too close for comfort
- too close to call