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Overview of noun close
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")

2. conclusion, end, close, closing, ending -- (the last section of a communication; "in conclusion I want to say...")

3. finale, close, closing curtain, finis -- (the concluding part of any performance)

Overview of verb close
1. close, shut -- (move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut; "Close the door"; "shut the window")

2. close, shut -- (become closed; "The windows closed with a loud bang")

3. close up, 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."; "close up the shop")

4. close -- (finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.); "The meeting was closed with a charge by the chairman of the board")

5. conclude, close -- (come to a close; "The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin")

6. close -- (complete a business deal, negotiation, or an agreement; "We closed on the house on Friday"; "They closed the deal on the building")

7. close -- (be priced or listed when trading stops; "The stock market closed high this Friday"; "My new stocks closed at $59 last night")

8. close -- (engage at close quarters; "close with the enemy")

9. close -- (cause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop)

10. close -- (change one's body stance so that the forward shoulder and foot are closer to the intended point of impact)

11. close, come together -- (come together, as if in an embrace; "Her arms closed around her long lost relative")

12. close -- (draw near; "The probe closed with the space station")

13. close -- (bring together all the elements or parts of; "Management closed ranks")

14. close -- (bar access to; "Due to the accident, the road had to be closed for several hours")

15. close, fill up -- (fill or stop up; "Can you close the cracks with caulking?")

16. close up, close -- (unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of; "close the circuit"; "close a wound"; "close a book"; "close up an umbrella")

17. close -- (finish a game in baseball by protecting a lead; "The relief pitcher closed with two runs in the second inning")

Overview of adj close
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")

2. close -- (close in relevance or relationship; "a close family"; "we are all...in close sympathy with..."; "close kin"; "a close resemblance")

3. near, close, nigh -- (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")

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")

6. close, tight -- ((of a contest or contestants) evenly matched; "a close contest"; "a close election"; "a tight game")

7. close, confining -- (crowded; "close quarters")

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")

9. close, tight -- (of textiles; "a close weave"; "smooth percale with a very tight weave")

10. close -- (strictly confined or guarded; "kept under close custody")

11. close -- (confined to specific persons; "a close secret")

12. close, snug, close-fitting -- (fitting closely but comfortably; "a close fit")

13. close -- (used of hair or haircuts; "a close military haircut")

14. cheeseparing, close, near, penny-pinching, skinny -- (giving or spending with reluctance; "our cheeseparing administration"; "very close (or near) with his money"; "a penny-pinching miserly old man")

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")

Overview of adv close
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")

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