Meaning of CLOSING in English

CLOSING

I. clos ‧ ing 1 /ˈkləʊzɪŋ $ ˈkloʊ-/ BrE AmE adjective [only before noun]

[ Word Family: noun : close, ↑ closure , ↑ closing ; adjective : ↑ closed , ↑ closing ; verb : ↑ close ]

happening or done at the end of an event or a period of time OPP opening

closing remarks/words/ceremony etc

The judge gave his closing speech to the jury.

closing stages/seconds/minutes etc

in the closing years of his life

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THESAURUS

■ the one that comes at the end

▪ last [only before noun] happening or existing at the end, with no others after:

What time does the last train leave?

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Our house is the last one on the right.

▪ final [only before noun] last in a series of actions, events, parts of a story etc:

It’s the final game of the championship tomorrow.

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the final scene of the film

▪ closing [only before noun] used about the last part of a long period of time, or of an event, book etc that has been exciting or interesting:

the closing years of the twentieth century

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Barnes scored the winning goal in the closing minutes of the game.

▪ concluding [only before noun] used about the last part of a piece of writing, a speech, or an organized event, that ends it in a definite way:

the concluding section of the report

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the judge’s concluding remarks

▪ penultimate /peˈnʌltəmət, peˈnʌltɪmət, pə-/ [only before noun] the one before the last one:

the penultimate chapter

II. closing 2 BrE AmE noun [uncountable]

[ Word Family: noun : close, ↑ closure , ↑ closing ; adjective : ↑ closed , ↑ closing ; verb : ↑ close ]

the shutting of a factory, school, hospital etc permanently OPP opening

closing of

the closing of an old railway station

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