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Definition of close:

  1. A double bar marking the end.
  2. A grapple in wrestling.
  3. A narrow passage leading from a street to a court, and the houses within.
  4. Accurate; careful; precise; also, attentive; undeviating; strict; not wandering; as, a close observer.
  5. Adhering strictly to a standard or original; exact; strict; as, a close translation.
  6. Adjoining; near; either in space; time, or thought; - often followed by to.
  7. An inclosed place; especially, a small field or piece of land surrounded by a wall, hedge, or fence of any kind; - specifically, the precinct of a cathedral or abbey.
  8. Concise; to the point; as, close reasoning.
  9. Conclusion; cessation; ending; end.
  10. Difficult to obtain; as, money is close.
  11. Disposed to keep secrets; secretive; reticent.
  12. Having the parts near each other; dense; solid; compact; as applied to bodies; viscous; tenacious; not volatile, as applied to liquids.
  13. In a close manner.
  14. Intimate; familiar; confidential.
  15. Narrow; confined; as, a close alley; close quarters.
  16. Nearly equal; almost evenly balanced; as, a close vote.
  17. Oppressive; without motion or ventilation; causing a feeling of lassitude; - said of the air, weather, etc.
  18. Out of the way observation; secluded; secret; hidden.
  19. Parsimonious; stingy.
  20. Secretly; darkly.
  21. Short; as, to cut grass or hair close.
  22. Shut fast; closed; tight; as, a close box.
  23. Strictly confined; carefully quarded; as, a close prisoner.
  24. The conclusion of a strain of music; cadence.
  25. The interest which one may have in a piece of ground, even though it is not inclosed.
  26. The manner of shutting; the union of parts; junction.
  27. To bring to an end or period; to conclude; to complete; to finish; to end; to consummate; as, to close a bargain; to close a course of instruction.
  28. To bring together the parts of; to consolidate; as, to close the ranks of an army; - often used with up.
  29. To come or gather around; to inclose; to encompass; to confine.
  30. To come together; to unite or coalesce, as the parts of a wound, or parts separated.
  31. To end, terminate, or come to a period; as, the debate closed at six o'clock.
  32. To grapple; to engage in hand- to- hand fight.
  33. To stop, or fill up, as an opening; to shut; as, to close the eyes; to close a door.
  34. Uttered with a relatively contracted opening of the mouth, as certain sounds of e and o in French, Italian, and German; - opposed to open.


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