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 closings and layoffs come amid unprecedented opposition from former pastors and church members.
The closings continued for three more days, ending only when the executive director, Patrick Foye, belatedly stepped in.In New Documents, the Bridgegate Cover Story Unravels | Michael Daly | January 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The latest documents make the four days of closings seem all the more reckless and reprehensible.In New Documents, the Bridgegate Cover Story Unravels | Michael Daly | January 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Stepien told Wildstein not to worry about a Sept. 18 article in The Wall Street Journal about the lane closings.In New Jersey, There’s No Exit for Chris Christie’s Bridge Trolls | Michael Daly | January 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Along with Tennessee, several other states are already reporting hospital closings and bankruptcies.
Greetings and closings are more formal when the woman addresses a masculine stranger or slight acquaintance by letter.Book of Etiquette, Volume 2 | Lillian Eichler Watson
Commanders were frequently quizzed on the probable effects of the imposition of off-limits sanctions or base closings.Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965 | Morris J. MacGregor, Jr.
Thus, closings, such as "Very truly" or "Sincerely" are in bad form.Book of Etiquette | Lillian Eichler
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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