the end or conclusion, as of a speech.
something that closes; a fastening, as of a purse.
the final phase of a transaction, especially the meeting at which procedures are carried out in the execution of a contract for the sale of real estate.
an act or instance of failing or going bankrupt: an increase in bank closings.
concluding; ending; final.
- half-closing, adjective
- self-closing, adjective
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How to use closing in a sentence
The e-closing rooms are also designed to host the final closings.
When the customer is buying a house, the purchase and mortgage closings usually happen at the same time.
Step 6 is the part of closing often known as “post closing.”
With each announcement of another closing I find myself wondering if I could have done more as a customer.Is the Government Just Going to Watch the Restaurant Industry Die? | Elazar Sontag | August 28, 2020 | Eater
When making those tough decisions, media companies will lean toward closing non-core domestic operations.‘Not enough money to go around’: US digital-media publishers curb international expansion | Lucinda Southern | August 26, 2020 | Digiday
I had a feeling that Turkish authorities were closing their eyes.
The family was taking some private moments for a closing of the coffin in keeping with Chinese ritual.
Both were dead certain “security” had gotten to her and were closing in on us.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind | Brin-Jonathan Butler | December 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But for some of us, while its closing was sad, it was a tempered sadness.The Bookstore That Bewitched Mick Jagger, John Lennon, and Greta Garbo | Felice Picano | December 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The early reaction to Shami closing his account is similarly alarmed.
He knew that not only was it a signal for the closing of the city gates, but it was also a warning that bedtime was at hand.Our Little Korean Cousin | H. Lee M. Pike
Hard up as we are for shell he thinks it best to blaze it away freely before closing and to trust our bayonets when we get in.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
I shall speak of these in succession, beginning with the oldest and closing with the newest that has come under my observation.Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
During that fortnight of silence the whole of the Turkish Empire has been moving—closing in—on the Dardanelles.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
closing the holes again and blowing harder, we get the scale an octave higher.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building | George Laing Miller
Cultural definitions for closing
Usually applied to real estate transactions, it refers to delivery of the deed of ownership from the owner to the buyer in return for full payment.
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