Definition for closer (2 of 3)
Definition for closer (3 of 3)
verb (used with object), closed, clos·ing.
verb (used without object), closed, clos·ing.
adjective, clos·er, clos·est.
- 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).
Origin of close
SYNONYMS FOR close
Examples from the Web for closer
“The closer we get to ‘16, the tougher it’s going to be, so I hope we start quickly,” he said.Can This Republican Bring the GOP Back to Its Senses on Immigration?|Tim Mak|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Bratton might have said something that was closer to a real-world moral equivalence.
By Jerome Groopman, New Yorker Researchers get closer to outwitting a killer.
But does that bring the movie any closer to explaining his mind?
But could it be that these devices are actually bringing us closer together?
"He'll make him cry," said Mrs. Bindle with conviction, hugging Little Joe closer and increasing the swaying movement.Mrs. Bindle|Hebert Jenkins
He smiledbut it was closer to a leerand lunged into his cabin.A Place in the Sun|C.H. Thames
What was there in all the world worth the closer knitting of these strong blood ties?The Battle Ground|Ellen Glasgow
How the enemy were drawing closer and closer and closer, and how they were being held back with courage, which, alas!Secret Service|Cyrus Townsend Brady
As they got closer to downtown Kowloon, however, Chinese predominated, with only a sprinkling of what were evidently Englishmen.The Caves of Fear|John Blaine
British Dictionary definitions for closer (1 of 2)
Derived Formsclosely, adverbcloseness, noun
Word Origin for close
British Dictionary definitions for closer (2 of 2)
- euphemistic to die
- (often foll by to) to ignore
Derived Formscloser, noun
Idioms and Phrases with closer
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