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Meaning of close

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adv 1: 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" [syn: {near}, {nigh}, {close}]
      2: in an attentive manner; "he remained close on his guard"
         [syn: {close}, {closely}, {tight}]
      adj 1: 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" [ant:
      2: close in relevance or relationship; "a close family"; "we are close sympathy with..."; "close kin"; "a close
         resemblance" [ant: {distant}, {remote}]
      3: 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" [syn: {near},
         {close}, {nigh}] [ant: {far}]
      4: rigorously attentive; strict and thorough; "close
         supervision"; "paid close attention"; "a close study"; "kept
         a close watch on expenditures"
      5: marked by fidelity to an original; "a close translation"; "a
         faithful copy of the portrait"; "a faithful rendering of the
         observed facts" [syn: {close}, {faithful}]
      6: (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched; "a close
         contest"; "a close election"; "a tight game" [syn: {close},
      7: crowded; "close quarters" [syn: {close}, {confining}]
      8: lacking fresh air; "a dusty airless attic"; "the dreadfully
         close atmosphere"; "hot and stuffy and the air was blue with
         smoke" [syn: {airless}, {close}, {stuffy}, {unaired}]
      9: of textiles; "a close weave"; "smooth percale with a very
         tight weave" [syn: {close}, {tight}]
      10: strictly confined or guarded; "kept under close custody"
      11: confined to specific persons; "a close secret"
      12: fitting closely but comfortably; "a close fit" [syn:
          {close}, {snug}, {close-fitting}]
      13: used of hair or haircuts; "a close military haircut"
      14: giving or spending with reluctance; "our cheeseparing
          administration"; "very close (or near) with his money"; "a
          penny-pinching miserly old man" [syn: {cheeseparing},
          {close}, {near}, {penny-pinching}, {skinny}]
      15: inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging
          information; "although they knew her whereabouts her friends
          kept close about it" [syn: {close}, {closelipped},
          {closemouthed}, {secretive}, {tightlipped}]
      n 1: 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" [syn: {stopping point}, {finale}, {finis},
           {finish}, {last}, {conclusion}, {close}]
      2: the last section of a communication; "in conclusion I want to
         say..." [syn: {conclusion}, {end}, {close}, {closing},
      3: the concluding part of any performance [syn: {finale},
         {close}, {closing curtain}, {finis}]
      v 1: move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make
           shut; "Close the door"; "shut the window" [syn: {close},
           {shut}] [ant: {open}, {open up}]
      2: become closed; "The windows closed with a loud bang" [syn:
         {close}, {shut}] [ant: {open}, {open up}]
      3: 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" [syn:
         {close up}, {close}, {fold}, {shut down}, {close down}] [ant:
         {open}, {open up}]
      4: finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.); "The meeting
         was closed with a charge by the chairman of the board" [ant:
      5: come to a close; "The concert closed with a nocturne by
         Chopin" [syn: {conclude}, {close}]
      6: complete a business deal, negotiation, or an agreement; "We
         closed on the house on Friday"; "They closed the deal on the
      7: be priced or listed when trading stops; "The stock market
         closed high this Friday"; "My new stocks closed at $59 last
      8: engage at close quarters; "close with the enemy"
      9: cause a window or an application to disappear on a computer
         desktop [ant: {open}]
      10: change one's body stance so that the forward shoulder and
          foot are closer to the intended point of impact
      11: come together, as if in an embrace; "Her arms closed around
          her long lost relative" [syn: {close}, {come together}]
      12: draw near; "The probe closed with the space station"
      13: bring together all the elements or parts of; "Management
          closed ranks"
      14: bar access to; "Due to the accident, the road had to be
          closed for several hours"
      15: fill or stop up; "Can you close the cracks with caulking?"
          [syn: {close}, {fill up}]
      16: unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of;
          "close the circuit"; "close a wound"; "close a book"; "close
          up an umbrella" [syn: {close up}, {close}]
      17: finish a game in baseball by protecting a lead; "The relief
          pitcher closed with two runs in the second inning"

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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