Meaning of CLOSING in English

CLOSING

I. adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

an opening/closing ceremony (= at the beginning or end of a special event )

I stayed for the closing ceremony.

closing date

The closing date for applications is 6 August.

closing time

the closing date (= the last day you can officially do something )

The closing date for applications is April 30th.

the last/latter/closing years of sth

He changed his opinion during the last years of his life.

the later/final/closing stages

She was well cared for during the final stages of her life.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

ceremony

The following day, the feast of the immaculate conception, there was a closing ceremony in St Peter's Square.

I want to take part in both the opening and closing ceremonies .

The gates were slammed in their faces so that preparations for the closing ceremony could take place.

A time capsule containing personal messages of hope for the next generation will be buried during closing ceremonies .

date

And providing you are eligible and you reply by the closing date , your acceptance into the Personal Accident Plan is guaranteed.

I urge you to seriously consider this offer and to ensure that you reply before the closing date .

The closing dates were strictly adhered to by the Office of Works.

By the closing date for nominations for the leadership contest of Nov. 15 only Thatcher and Heseltine had been nominated.

The closing date for entries is April 19 and application forms are available from the sports complex on.

Details of the exchanges have been circulated to Wirral schools and the closing date for applications is November 13.

The first entry drawn after the closing date which matches the judges' decision will win.

The closing date for 1993 entries is 1 June.

decade

The closing decades of the twentieth century tell a story that would bitterly disappoint those early preachers.

From the closing decades of the eighteenth century Sunday schools began to make a contribution, but how significant a one?

minutes

The hamstring pull which put Lydon out of the Test series was sustained in the closing minutes of a 50-4 win over Chorley.

United deserved the win, but they nearly lost it in the closing minutes .

Richard Gay, their teenage stand-off, set up the decisive try as Hull came from 7-4 behind in the closing minutes .

John Hendrie burst through in the closing minutes , but his strong shot was pushed away for a corner by Bob Bolder.

A five-metre scrum in the closing minutes saw them splinter the Quins pack for Charles to touch down.

But Brenda Howe and Bollington scored in the closing minutes to give Chemsford their first league point.

He was replaced in the closing minutes in Dublin by Rob Wainwright, who returns to the replacements' bench.

price

Many studies have used daily closing prices .

The 100p represents a 21% premium on the closing price earlier in the week.

Daily implied volatility estimates were made from the closing prices of options on index futures.

speech

Both prosecution and defence lawyers gave eloquent closing speeches .

A few moments later, acquitted defendant Daniel Winter, who'd been listening to the closing speeches , ran from the building.

Ross Perot in his closing speech made an interesting and related point.

A latecomer listening only to the closing speeches might have been forgiven for thinking the two learned gentlemen were summarising different cases.

In practice this order will also be followed for the purposes of cross-examination and closing speeches unless the court directs otherwise.

The prosecution is expected to start its closing speech today.

Sir Humphrey's closing speech was masterful.

The case was adjourned until Monday when the jury will hear closing speeches .

stage

In the closing stages McVie and substitute Paul Gaston had chances for a consolation strike.

Ian Snodin played in the closing stages of the 1986-87 title-winning season.

He had already considered returning to London in the closing stages of the war, but had thought better of it.

Luca Cumani's well-related filly figured prominently until fading in the closing stages .

She was passed in the closing stages of the race, having led throughout the 5,000-metre event.

Mark Bright had two excellent chances to steal it in the closing stages but a draw was perhaps fair.

Pears felt groggy in the closing stages and found it difficult to concentrate.

time

Outside, it is closing time and we have drawn a blank.

As closing time drew near, the children grew less.

Planning officer Peter Wilson, recommending approval, said the couple had agreed to make closing time 10.30.

It was just before closing time when a girl dropped an envelope in my lap.

It started in Fat Harry's, long after the nominal closing time , across a table littered with empty glasses.

The electric bell began to buzz for closing time .

But for the kind of shopping that Boy was doing there was no five o'clock, there was no closing time .

At closing time , a friend walked with her to a nearby nightclub, Pasha's.

years

In the closing years of his life he suffered serious illness.

From at least the closing years of the eighteenth century the decline of gentry involvement and even tolerance of plebeian sports was evident.

Many adult children gain great happiness from caring for a much-loved parent in the closing years of their life.

By the closing years of this era some nonconformists were living quite well.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

After the defense finishes its closing argument, the prosecution will have the opportunity to reply.

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

I turned on the TV just in time to catch the closing minutes of the race.

In his closing remarks, Pollard emphasized the need for more research.

In his closing speech, he thanked the organizers of the conference.

In the closing shot of the film, Hoffman walks away from the camera without looking back.

Marcos is expected to address the closing session of the conference later Monday.

The closing paragraphs were very moving.

The closing scene of 'Casablanca' is one of the great moments of film history.

the closing years of the 20th century

The rider from the Netherlands is still in the lead as the Tour de France enters its closing stage today.

The UN was set up during the closing stages of World War II.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

From at least the closing years of the eighteenth century the decline of gentry involvement and even tolerance of plebeian sports was evident.

John Hendrie burst through in the closing minutes, but his strong shot was pushed away for a corner by Bob Bolder.

Luca Cumani's well-related filly figured prominently until fading in the closing stages.

The closing date for entries is March 31, 1992.

The closing date for submissions was 7 November 1988.

The hamstring pull which put Lydon out of the Test series was sustained in the closing minutes of a 50-4 win over Chorley.

They also put a closing date on the offer which meant there was no time to try again.

Yet the bowlers defended well, and only Richardson mastered them so that the closing overs were tense.

II. noun

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Before the closing of the railway from Hull to the coastal town of Hornsea, Sutton was a station on the way.

He is voicing the complaint of all old people about the closing down of their universe.

Repair work on damaged Hurricane wings began with the closing of the Shell Machine Shop in 1943.

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