- 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
Acting legend talks about what role is closest to her heart.Gena Rowlands on Her Favorite ‘Woman’|The Daily Beast Video|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But each of the recordings listed below deserves yours closest attention.The Best Albums of 2014|Ted Gioia|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro had been among those who responded on 9/11, and he had lost some of his closest comrades.Rescue at One World Trade Center|Michael Daly|November 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Scheiber inferred that Jarrett “is the closest we have to a human decoder ring” capable of unveiling “the real Barack Obama.”Valerie Jarrett, Obama Consigliere—and Democracy Killer|James Poulos|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They would travel by train, and the trains would pass through Dresden, the East German city closest to Prague.How the Fall of the Berlin Wall Radicalized Putin|Masha Gessen|November 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They are all sworn to the closest secrecy; have been told that our lives depend upon their discretion.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
It is doubtful if the closest seeing would reveal the cause of the solar spots.Outlines of the Earth's History|Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
But the closest examination no longer will reveal traces of that playwrights distinctive handiwork, while a ratio of 17 per cent.The Fatal Dowry|Philip Massinger
In suicidal cases it is especially in the morning hours that patients need the closest surveillance.Essays In Pastoral Medicine|Austin Malley
Of course I was where the current set in the closest to the shore—I knowed enough for that.Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
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