Meaning of CLOSE in English


adv secretly; darkly.

2. close ·adv in a close manner.

3. close ·noun a grapple in wrestling.

4. close ·vt parsimonious; stingy.

5. close ·noun a double bar marking the end.

6. close ·noun conclusion; cessation; ending; end.

7. close ·vt intimate; familiar; confidential.

8. close ·vt short; as, to cut grass or hair close.

9. close ·vt difficult to obtain; as, money is close.

10. close ·vt shut fast; closed; tight; as, a close box.

11. close ·vt concise; to the point; as, close reasoning.

12. close ·noun the conclusion of a strain of music; cadence.

13. close ·vt disposed to keep secrets; secretive; reticent.

14. close ·noun the manner of shutting; the union of parts; junction.

15. close ·vt narrow; confined; as, a close alley; close quarters.

xvi. close ·vt out of the way observation; secluded; secret; hidden.

xvii. close ·vt nearly equal; almost evenly balanced; as, a close vote.

xviii. close ·vt strictly confined; carefully quarded; as, a close prisoner.

xix. close ·vi to grapple; to engage in hand-to-hand fight.

xx. close ·vt a narrow passage leading from a street to a court, and the houses within.

xxi. close ·vt adjoining; near; either in space; time, or thought;

— often followed by to.

xxii. close ·vi to end, terminate, or come to a period; as, the debate closed at six o'clock.

xxiii. close ·vt adhering strictly to a standard or original; exact; strict; as, a close translation.

xxiv. close ·vi to come together; to unite or coalesce, as the parts of a wound, or parts separated.

xxv. close ·vt the interest which one may have in a piece of ground, even though it is not inclosed.

xxvi. close ·vt accurate; careful; precise; also, attentive; undeviating; strict; not wandering; as, a close observer.

xxvii. close ·noun to stop, or fill up, as an opening; to shut; as, to close the eyes; to close a door.

xxviii. close ·vt oppressive; without motion or ventilation; causing a feeling of lassitude;

— said of the air, weather, ·etc.

xxix. close ·noun to bring together the parts of; to consolidate; as, to close the ranks of an army;

— often used with up.

xxx. close ·noun to come or gather around; to inclose; to encompass; to confine.

xxxi. close ·vt having the parts near each other; dense; solid; compact; as applied to bodies; viscous; tenacious; not volatile, as applied to liquids.

xxxii. close ·vt uttered with a relatively contracted opening of the mouth, as certain sounds of e and o in french, italian, and german;

— opposed to open.

xxxiii. close ·vt an inclosed place; especially, a small field or piece of land surrounded by a wall, hedge, or fence of any kind;

— specifically, the precinct of a cathedral or abbey.

xxxiv. close ·noun to bring to an end or period; to conclude; to complete; to finish; to end; to consummate; as, to close a bargain; to close a course of instruction.

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