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[n] the concluding part of any performance
[n] the last section of a communication; "in conclusion I want to say..."
[n] the temporal end; the concluding time; "the stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell"; "the market was up at the finish"; "they were playing better at the close of the season"
[adv] near in time or place or relationship; "as the wedding day drew near"; "stood near the door"; "don't shoot until they come near"; "getting near to the true explanation"; "her mother is always near"; "The end draws nigh"; "the bullet didn't come close"; "don't get too close to the fire"
[adv] in an attentive manner; "he remained close on his guard"
[adj] marked by fidelity to an original; "a close translation"; "a faithful copy of the portrait"; "a faithful rendering of the observed facts"
[adj] rigorously attentive; strict and thorough; "close supervision"; "paid close attention"; "a close study"; "kept a close watch on expenditures"
[adj] not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances; "near neighbors"; "in the near future"; "they are near equals"; "his nearest approach to success"; "a very near thing"; "a near hit by the bomb"; "she was near tears"; "she was close to tears"; "had a close call"
[adj] at or within a short distance in space or time or having elements near each other; "close to noon"; "how close are we to town?"; "a close formation of ships"
[adj] close in relevance or relationship; "a close family"; "we are all...in close sympathy with..."; "close kin"; "a close resemblance"
[adj] inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information; "although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it"
[adj] crowded; "close quarters"
[adj] (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched; "a close contest"; "a close election"; "a tight game"
[adj] giving or spending with reluctance; "our cheeseparing administration"; "very close (or near) with his money"; "a penny-pinching miserly old man"
[adj] used of hair or haircuts; "a close military haircut"
[adj] fitting closely but comfortably; "a close fit"
[adj] confined to specific persons; "a close secret"
[adj] strictly confined or guarded; "kept under close custody"
[adj] of textiles; "a close weave"; "smooth percale with a very tight weave"
[adj] lacking fresh air; "a dusty airless attic"; "the dreadfully close atmosphere"; "hot and stuffy and the air was blue with smoke"
[v] complete a business deal, negotiation, or an agreement; "We closed on the house on Friday"; "They closed the deal on the building"
[v] unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of; "close the circuit"; "close a wound"
[v] move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut; "Close the door"; "shut the window"
[v] become closed; "The windows closed with a loud bang"
[v] fill or stop up; "Can you close the cracks with caulking?"
[v] bar access to; "Due to the accident, the road had to be closed for several hours"
[v] bring together all the elements or parts of; "Management closed ranks"
[v] draw near; "The probe closed with the space station"
[v] come together, as if in an embrace; "Her arms closed around her long lost relative"
[v] cause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop
[v] engage at close quarters; "close with the enemy"
[v] finish or terminate; of meetings, speeches, etc. "The meeting was closed with a charge by the chairman of the board"
[v] 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."
[v] come to a close; "The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin"

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