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"


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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