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Adjective close has 15 senses
  1. close - at or within a short distance in space or time or having elements near each other; "close to noon"; "how close are we to town?"; "a close formation of ships"
    Antonyms:
    distant, away, deep, extreme, far-flung, out-of-town, yonder, yon, nonadjacent
  2. close - close in relevance or relationship; "a close family"; "we are all...in close sympathy with..."; "close kin"; "a close resemblance"
    Antonyms:
    distant, faraway, loosely knit, remote, removed, ulterior
  3. near, close - not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances; "near neighbors"; "in the near future"; "they are near equals"; "his nearest approach to success"; "a very near thing"; "a near hit by the bomb"; "she was near tears"; "she was close to tears"; "had a close call"
  4. close - rigorously attentive; strict and thorough; "close supervision"; "paid close attention"; "a close study"; "kept a close watch on expenditures"
    Antonym:
    careless (indirect, via careful)
  5. close, faithful - marked by fidelity to an original; "a close translation"; "a faithful copy of the portrait"; "a faithful rendering of the observed facts"
    Antonym: inaccurate (indirect, via accurate)
  6. close, tight - (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched; "a close contest"; "a close election"; "a tight game"
    Antonym: unequal (indirect, via equal)
  7. close, confining - crowded; "close quarters"
    Antonym: unconfined (indirect, via confined)
  8. airless, close, stuffy, unaired - lacking fresh air; "a dusty airless attic"; "the dreadfully close atmosphere"; "hot and stuffy and the air was blue with smoke"
    Antonym: ventilated (indirect, via unventilated)
  9. close, tight - of textiles; "a close weave"; "smooth percale with a very tight weave"
    Antonym: coarse (indirect, via fine)
  10. close - strictly confined or guarded; "kept under close custody"
    Antonym:
    unrestrained (indirect, via restrained)
  11. close - confined to specific persons; "a close secret"
    Antonym:
    public (indirect, via private)
  12. close, snug, close-fitting - fitting closely but comfortably; "a close fit"
    Antonym: loose (indirect, via tight)
  13. close - used of hair or haircuts; "a close military haircut"
    Antonym:
    long (indirect, via short)
  14. cheeseparing, close, near, penny-pinching - giving or spending with reluctance; "our cheeseparing administration"; "very close (or near) with his money"; "a penny-pinching miserly old man"
    Antonym: generous (indirect, via stingy)
  15. close, closelipped, closemouthed, secretive, tightlipped - inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information; "although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it"
    Antonyms: communicative, communicatory (indirect, via uncommunicative)
Adverbial close has 2 senses
  1. near, nigh, close - near in time or place or relationship; "as the wedding day drew near"; "stood near the door"; "don't shoot until they come near"; "getting near to the true explanation"; "her mother is always near"; "The end draws nigh"; "the bullet didn't come close"; "don't get too close to the fire"
  2. close, closely, tight - in an attentive manner; "he remained close on his guard"
Noun close has 3 senses
  1. stopping point, finale, finis, finish, last, conclusion, close - the temporal end; the concluding time; "the stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell"; "the market was up at the finish"; "they were playing better at the close of the season"
    --1 is a kind of end, ending
    Derived forms: verb close7, verb close5, verb close1
  2. conclusion, end, close, closing, ending - the last section of a communication; "in conclusion I want to say..."
    --2 is a kind of section, subdivision
    --2 is a part of narration, recital, yarn; address, speech
    --2 has particulars:
     anticlimax, bathos; epilogue, epilog; epilogue, epilog; peroration; finale, coda
  3. finale, close, closing curtain, finis - the concluding part of any performance
    --3 is a kind of finish, finishing
    Derived form: verb close7
Verb close has 17 senses
  1. close, fold, shut down, close down - cease to operate or cause to cease operating; "The owners decided to move and to close the factory"; "My business closes every night at 8 P.M."
    Antonyms: open, open up
    Derived forms: noun closer1, noun closure7, noun close1, noun closing4
    Sample sentence:
    The business is going to close
  2. close - complete a business deal, negotiation, or an agreement; "We closed on the house on Friday"; "They closed the deal on the building"
    --2 is one way to
    end, terminate
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
  3. close, shut - move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut; "Close the door"; "shut the window"
    Antonyms: open, open up
    Derived forms: noun closure6, noun closing1
    Sample sentence:
    They want to close the doors
  4. close - bar access to; "Due to the accident, the road had to be closed for several hours"
    --4 is one way to
    barricade, block, blockade, stop, block off, block up, bar
    Derived forms: noun closure6, noun closing1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  5. close - finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.); "The meeting was closed with a charge by the chairman of the board"
    --5 is one way to
    end, terminate
    Antonyms: open
    Derived forms: noun closure7, noun close1, noun closing5
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  6. close - draw near; "The probe closed with the space station"
    --6 is one way to
    approach, near, come on, go up, draw near, draw close, come near
    Derived forms: noun closure1, noun closing3
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
  7. conclude, close - come to a close; "The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin"
    --7 is one way to end, stop, finish, terminate, cease
    Derived forms: noun close1, noun close3, noun closing2, noun closing5
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
  8. close, shut - become closed; "The windows closed with a loud bang"
    --8 is one way to change state, turn
    Antonyms: open, open up
    Derived form: noun closing1
    Sample sentence:
    The doors close
  9. close, come together - come together, as if in an embrace; "Her arms closed around her long lost relative"
    --9 is one way to move
    Sample sentence:
    Something is ----ing PP
  10. close - unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of; "close the circuit"; "close a wound"
    --10 is one way to
    join, bring together
    Derived form: noun closing3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  11. close - bring together all the elements or parts of; "Management closed ranks"
    --11 is one way to
    join, bring together
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  12. close - engage at close quarters; "close with the enemy"
    --12 is one way to
    prosecute, engage, pursue
    Derived form: noun closing3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s PP
  13. close - be priced or listed when trading stops; "The stock market closed high this Friday"; "My new stocks closed at $59 last night"
    --13 is one way to
    trade
    Sample sentence:
    Something is ----ing PP
  14. close - cause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop
    --14 is one way to
    end, terminate
    Antonyms: open
    Derived forms: noun closure7, noun closing1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  15. close - change one's body stance so that the forward shoulder and foot are closer to the intended point of impact
    --15 is one way to
    move
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  16. close, fill up - fill or stop up; "Can you close the cracks with caulking?"
    --16 is one way to fill
    Derived forms: noun closure6, noun closing1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  17. close - finish a game in baseball by protecting a lead; "The relief pitcher closed with two runs in the second inning"
    --17 is one way to
    complete, finish
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
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