- 1. shutting, closing, motion, movement, move, motility
- usage: the act of closing something
- 2. conclusion, end, close, closing, ending, section, subdivision
- usage: the last section of a communication; "in conclusion I want to say..."
- 3. closing, closure, approach, approaching, coming
- usage: approaching a particular destination; a coming closer; a narrowing of a gap; "the ship's rapid rate of closing gave them little time to avoid a collision"
- 4. closure, closedown, closing, shutdown, termination, ending, conclusion
- usage: termination of operations; "they regretted the closure of the day care center"
- 5. completion, culmination, closing, windup, mop up, termination, ending, conclusion
- usage: a concluding action
- 1. close, shut
- usage: move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut; "Close the door"; "shut the window"
- 2. close, shut, change state, turn
- usage: become closed; "The windows closed with a loud bang"
- 3. close up, close, fold, shut down, close down
- usage: cease to operate or cause to cease operating; "The owners decided to move and to close the factory"; "My business closes every night at 8 P.M."; "close up the shop"
- 4. close, end, terminate
- usage: finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.); "The meeting was closed with a charge by the chairman of the board"
- 5. conclude, close, end, stop, finish, terminate, cease
- usage: come to a close; "The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin"
- 6. close, end, terminate
- usage: complete a business deal, negotiation, or an agreement; "We closed on the house on Friday"; "They closed the deal on the building"
- 7. close, trade
- usage: be priced or listed when trading stops; "The stock market closed high this Friday"; "My new stocks closed at $59 last night"
- 8. close, prosecute, engage, pursue
- usage: engage at close quarters; "close with the enemy"
- 9. close, end, terminate
- usage: cause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop
- 10. close, move
- usage: change one's body stance so that the forward shoulder and foot are closer to the intended point of impact
- 11. close, come together, move
- usage: come together, as if in an embrace; "Her arms closed around her long lost relative"
- 12. close, approach, near, come on, go up, draw near, draw close, come near
- usage: draw near; "The probe closed with the space station"
- 13. close, join, bring together
- usage: bring together all the elements or parts of; "Management closed ranks"
- 14. close, barricade, block, blockade, stop, block off, block up, bar
- usage: bar access to; "Due to the accident, the road had to be closed for several hours"
- 15. close, fill up, fill
- usage: fill or stop up; "Can you close the cracks with caulking?"
- 16. close up, close, join, bring together
- usage: unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of; "close the circuit"; "close a wound"; "close a book"; "close up an umbrella"
- 17. close, complete, finish
- usage: finish a game in baseball by protecting a lead; "The relief pitcher closed with two runs in the second inning"
WordNet 3.0 Copyright © 2006 by Princeton University.
- 1. closing (vs. opening), concluding, final, last, terminal, terminative, year-end
- usage: final or ending; "the closing stages of the election"; "the closing weeks of the year"; "the closing scene of the film"; "closing remarks"
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