closed

[ klohzd ]
/ kloʊzd /
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adjective

Origin of closed

Middle English word dating back to 1175–1225; see origin at close, -ed2
Related formshalf-closed, adjectivesem·i·closed, adjectivewell-closed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for half-closed (1 of 2)

half-closed


adjective

partially closedwith half-closed eyes

British Dictionary definitions for half-closed (2 of 2)

closed

/ (kləʊzd) /

adjective

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Word Origin and History for half-closed

closed


adj.

c.1200, past participle adjective from close (v.). Closed circuit is attested from 1827; closed shop in union sense from 1904; closed system first recorded 1896 in William James.

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