Meaning of CLOSURE in English


clo ‧ sure /ˈkləʊʒə $ ˈkloʊʒər/ BrE AmE noun

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

1 . [uncountable and countable] when a factory, school, hospital etc has to close permanently:

Several military bases are threatened with closure.

factory/hospital/school etc closure

the problem of school closures

closure of

the closure of St Bartholomew’s Hospital

2 . [uncountable and countable] when a road, bridge etc is closed for a short time so that people cannot use it:

On the M40, there are lane closures near Oxford.

3 . [uncountable] when an event or a period of time is brought to an end, or the feeling that something has been completely dealt with:

Funerals help give people a sense of closure.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.