Meaning of CLOSE in English

CLOSE

I. close verb

1.

to fill an opening with an appropriate closure

be sure to close the gate

Synonyms: ||put to, shut

Related Word: bang, clap, slam; block, choke, clog, obstruct, occlude, stop; debar, exclude

Antonyms: open

2.

Synonyms: screen 3, block out, obstruct, shroud, shut off, shut out

3.

to bring or come to a limit or to a natural or appropriate stopping point

closed the meeting as soon as the discussion was over

Synonyms: complete, conclude, consummate, determine, do, end, finish, halt, terminate, ultimate, wind up, wrap up

Related Word: cease, desist, quit, stop; finalize, write off

Idioms: call it a day, set a period to

Contrasted words: begin, commence, enter (on or upon), inaugurate, initiate, start

4.

Synonyms: fill 1, block, choke, clog, congest, obstruct, occlude, plug, stop, stopper

5.

Synonyms: decrease , abate, ||bate, diminish, drain (away), dwindle, lessen, reduce, taper, taper off

6.

Synonyms: meet 6, encounter, face, front

II. close noun

1.

Synonyms: end 2, cease, cessation, conclusion, desistance, ending, finish, period, stop, termination

2.

Synonyms: finale , conclusion, end, ending, finish, windup

Antonyms: opening

III. ||close noun

Synonyms: court 1, courtyard, curtilage, enclosure, quad, quadrangle, yard

IV. close adjective

1.

Synonyms: silent 3, close-lipped, closemouthed, close-tongued, reserved, reticent, taciturn, tight-lipped, tight-mouthed, uncommunicative

Idioms: close as a clam

Contrasted words: candid, frank, plain

Antonyms: open

2.

Synonyms: stuffy 1, airless, breathless, stifling, stivy, suffocating, sultry

Related Word: humid, muggy, sticky

3.

Synonyms: stingy , cheeseparing, closefisted, miserly, ||narrow, niggardly, parsimonious, penny-pinching, penurious, tight

Antonyms: liberal

4.

having the constituent parts massed closely together

a paper of fine close texture

Synonyms: compact, crowded, dense, thick, tight

Related Word: compacted, compressed, condensed, consolidated, constricted, contracted; firm, solid, substantial; impenetrable, impermeable; close-grained

Contrasted words: lax, loose, slack; unconsolidated

5.

Synonyms: tight 3, taut, tense

6.

not far removed (as in space, time, or relationship) from something stipulated or understood

true and veritable are close synonyms

the park is very close to the river

it is close to closing time

Synonyms: immediate, near, near-at-hand, nearly, nigh, proximate; compare neighboring

Related Word: abutting, adjacent, adjoining, contiguous; convenient, handy; nearest, nearmost, next

Idioms: at hand, at one's fingers' ends ( or fingertips), under one's nose

Contrasted words: distant, far, faraway, far-off, removed

Antonyms: remote

7.

Synonyms: familiar 1, chummy, confidential, intimate, thick

Contrasted words: cool, remote, withdrawn

Antonyms: aloof

V. close adverb

into proximity with respect to space, time, or approach

hoping to come closer to the truth of the matter

Synonyms: at close hand, hard, near, nearby, nigh

Related Word: almost, nearabout, nearly

Idioms: as near as no matter ( or never mind), in hailing ( or spitting) distance, within an inch ( or an ace) of, within a stone's throw

Contrasted words: afar, distantly, far

Antonyms: remotely

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