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Pronunciation: klōz
v. t.1.To stop, or fill up, as an opening; to shut; as, to close the eyes; to close a door.
[imp. & p. p. Closed (klōzd); p. pr. & vb. n. Closing.]
2.To bring together the parts of; to consolidate; as, to close the ranks of an army; - often used with up.
3.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.
One frugal supper did our studies close.
- Dryden.
4.To come or gather around; to inclose; to encompass; to confine.
The depth closed me round about.
- Jonah ii. 5.
A closed sea
a sea within the jurisdiction of some particular nation, which controls its navigation.
v. i.1.To come together; to unite or coalesce, as the parts of a wound, or parts separated.
2.To end, terminate, or come to a period; as, the debate closed at six o'clock.
3.To grapple; to engage in hand-to-hand fight.
To close on
to come to a mutual agreement; to agree on or join in.
To close with
a - To accede to; to consent or agree to; as, to close with the terms proposed.
- Sir W. Temple.
b - To make an agreement with.
To close with the land
(Naut.) to approach the land.
n.1.The manner of shutting; the union of parts; junction.
The doors of plank were; their close exquisite.
- Chapman.
2.Conclusion; cessation; ending; end.
His long and troubled life was drawing to a close.
- Macaulay.
3.A grapple in wrestling.
4.(Mus.) The conclusion of a strain of music; cadence.
1.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.
2.A narrow passage leading from a street to a court, and the houses within.
3.(Law) The interest which one may have in a piece of ground, even though it is not inclosed.
a.1.Shut fast; closed; tight; as, a close box.
From a close bower this dainty music flowed.
- Dryden.
2.Narrow; confined; as, a close alley; close quarters.
3.Oppressive; without motion or ventilation; causing a feeling of lassitude; - said of the air, weather, etc.
4.Strictly confined; carefully quarded; as, a close prisoner.
5.Out of the way observation; secluded; secret; hidden.
"Her close intent."
- Spenser.
6.Disposed to keep secrets; secretive; reticent.
7.Having the parts near each other; dense; solid; compact; as applied to bodies; viscous; tenacious; not volatile, as applied to liquids.
8.Concise; to the point; as, close reasoning.
9.Adjoining; near; either in space; time, or thought; - often followed by to.
Plant the spring crocuses close to a wall.
- Mortimer.
10.Short; as, to cut grass or hair close.
11.Intimate; familiar; confidential.
12.Nearly equal; almost evenly balanced; as, a close vote.
13.Difficult to obtain; as, money is close.
14.Parsimonious; stingy.
15.Adhering strictly to a standard or original; exact; strict; as, a close translation.
16.Accurate; careful; precise; also, attentive; undeviating; strict; not wandering; as, a close observer.
17.(Phon.) Uttered with a relatively contracted opening of the mouth, as certain sounds of e and o in French, Italian, and German; - opposed to open.
Close borough
See under Borough.
Close breeding
See under Breeding.
Close communion
communion in the Lord's supper, restricted to those who have received baptism by immersion.
Close corporation
a body or corporation which fills its own vacancies.
Close fertilization
(Bot.) See Fertilization.
Close harmony
(Mus.) compact harmony, in which the tones composing each chord are not widely distributed over several octaves.
Close time
a fixed period during which killing game or catching certain fish is prohibited by law.
Close vowel
(Pron.) a vowel which is pronounced with a diminished aperture of the lips, or with contraction of the cavity of the mouth.
Close to the wind
(Naut.) directed as nearly to the point from which the wind blows as it is possible to sail; closehauled; - said of a vessel.
adv.1.In a close manner.
2.Secretly; darkly.
Noun1.Closeclose - 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"
2.close - the last section of a communication; "in conclusion I want to say..."
3.close - the concluding part of any performance
Verb1.close - 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."
Antonyms:
open, open up - start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning; "open a business"
2.close - complete a business deal, negotiation, or an agreement; "We closed on the house on Friday"; "They closed the deal on the building"
3.close - move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut; "Close the door"; "shut the window"
Synonyms: shut
Antonyms:
open, open up - cause to open or to become open; "Mary opened the car door"
4.close - bar access to; "Due to the accident, the road had to be closed for several hours"
5.close - finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.); "The meeting was closed with a charge by the chairman of the board"
Antonyms:
open - begin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals, etc.; "He opened the meeting with a long speech"
6.close - draw near; "The probe closed with the space station"
7.close - come to a close; "The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin"
Synonyms: conclude
8.close - become closed; "The windows closed with a loud bang"
Synonyms: shut
Antonyms:
open, open up - become open; "The door opened"
9.close - come together, as if in an embrace; "Her arms closed around her long lost relative"
Synonyms: come together
10.close - unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of; "close the circuit"; "close a wound"
11.close - bring together all the elements or parts of; "Management closed ranks"
12.close - engage at close quarters; "close with the enemy"
13.close - be priced or listed when trading stops; "The stock market closed high this Friday"; "My new stocks closed at $59 last night"
14.close - cause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop
Antonyms:
open - display the contents of a file or start an application as on a computer
15.close - change one's body stance so that the forward shoulder and foot are closer to the intended point of impact
16.close - fill or stop up; "Can you close the cracks with caulking?"
Synonyms: fill up
17.close - finish a game in baseball by protecting a lead; "The relief pitcher closed with two runs in the second inning"
Adj.1.close - 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"
Antonyms:
distant - separated in space or time or coming from or going to a distance; "the distant past"; "distant villages"; "the sound of distant traffic"; "a distant sound"; "a distant telephone call"
2.close - close in relevance or relationship; "a close family"; "we are all...in close sympathy with..."; "close kin"; "a close resemblance"
Antonyms:
distant - far apart in relevance or relationship; "a distant cousin"; "a distant likeness"
3.close - 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"
Synonyms: near
4.close - rigorously attentive; strict and thorough; "close supervision"; "paid close attention"; "a close study"; "kept a close watch on expenditures"
5.close - marked by fidelity to an original; "a close translation"; "a faithful copy of the portrait"; "a faithful rendering of the observed facts"
Synonyms: faithful
6.close - (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched; "a close contest"; "a close election"; "a tight game"
Synonyms: tight
7.close - crowded; "close quarters"
Synonyms: confining
8.close - lacking fresh air; "a dusty airless attic"; "the dreadfully close atmosphere"; "hot and stuffy and the air was blue with smoke"
Synonyms: airless, stuffy, unaired
9.close - of textiles; "a close weave"; "smooth percale with a very tight weave"
Synonyms: tight
10.close - strictly confined or guarded; "kept under close custody"
11.close - confined to specific persons; "a close secret"
12.close - fitting closely but comfortably; "a close fit"
Synonyms: close-fitting, snug
13.close - used of hair or haircuts; "a close military haircut"
14.close - giving or spending with reluctance; "our cheeseparing administration"; "very close (or near) with his money"; "a penny-pinching miserly old man"
15.close - inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information; "although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it"
Adv.1.close - 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"
Synonyms: near, nigh
2.close - in an attentive manner; "he remained close on his guard"
Synonyms: tight, closely

CLOSE. Signifies the interest in the soil, and not merely a close or enclosure in the common acceptation of the term. Doct. & Stud. 307 East, 207 2 Stra. 1004; 6 East, 1541 Burr. 133 1 Ch. R. 160.
     2. In every case where one man has a right to exclude another from his land, the law encircles it, if not already enclosed, with an imaginary fence; and entitles him to a compensation in damages for the injury he sustains by the act of another passing through his boundary, denominating the injurious act a breach of the enclosure. Hamm. N. P. 151; Doct. & Stud. dial. 1, c. 8, p. 30; 2 Whart. 430.
     3. An ejectment will not lie for a close. 11 Rep. 55; 1 Rolle's R. 55 Salk. 254 Cro. Eliz. 235; Adams on Eject. 24.

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