Synonyms for close
- 1. stopping point, finale, finis, finish, last, conclusion, close, end, ending
- usage: 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. conclusion, end, close, closing, ending, section, subdivision
- usage: the last section of a communication; "in conclusion I want to say..."
- 3. finale, close, closing curtain, finis, finish, finishing
- usage: the concluding part of any performance
- 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. close (vs. distant), adjacent, next, side by side(predicate), ambient, appressed, adpressed, approximate, close together(predicate), at hand(predicate), close at hand(predicate), imminent, impendent, impending, at hand(predicate), close at hand(predicate), close-hauled, close-set(prenominal), close set(predicate), contiguous, immediate, encompassing(prenominal), surrounding(prenominal), circumferent, enveloping(prenominal), hand-to-hand, juxtaposed, nestled, snuggled, proximate, scalelike, walk-to(prenominal), walking(prenominal)
- usage: 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"
- 2. close (vs. distant), approximate, near, boon, chummy, buddy-buddy, thick(predicate), close-knit, closely knit, confidential, cozy, dear, good, near, familiar, intimate, intimate
- usage: close in relevance or relationship; "a close family"; "we are all...in close sympathy with..."; "close kin"; "a close resemblance"
- 3. near (vs. far), close, nigh, adjacent, nearby, warm, hot
- usage: 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"
- 4. close, careful (vs. careless)
- usage: rigorously attentive; strict and thorough; "close supervision"; "paid close attention"; "a close study"; "kept a close watch on expenditures"
- 5. close, faithful, accurate (vs. inaccurate)
- usage: marked by fidelity to an original; "a close translation"; "a faithful copy of the portrait"; "a faithful rendering of the observed facts"
- 6. close, tight, equal (vs. unequal)
- usage: (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched; "a close contest"; "a close election"; "a tight game"
- 7. close, confining, confined (vs. unconfined)
- usage: crowded; "close quarters"
- 8. airless, close, stuffy, unaired, unventilated (vs. ventilated)
- usage: lacking fresh air; "a dusty airless attic"; "the dreadfully close atmosphere"; "hot and stuffy and the air was blue with smoke"
- 9. close, tight, fine (vs. coarse)
- usage: of textiles; "a close weave"; "smooth percale with a very tight weave"
- 10. close, restrained (vs. unrestrained)
- usage: strictly confined or guarded; "kept under close custody"
- 11. close, private (vs. public)
- usage: confined to specific persons; "a close secret"
- 12. close, snug, close-fitting, tight (vs. loose)
- usage: fitting closely but comfortably; "a close fit"
- 13. close, short (vs. long)
- usage: used of hair or haircuts; "a close military haircut"
- 14. cheeseparing, close, near, penny-pinching, skinny, stingy (vs. generous), ungenerous
- usage: giving or spending with reluctance; "our cheeseparing administration"; "very close (or near) with his money"; "a penny-pinching miserly old man"
- 15. close, closelipped, closemouthed, secretive, tightlipped, uncommunicative (vs. communicative), incommunicative
- usage: inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information; "although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it"
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- 1. near, nigh, close
- usage: 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"
- 2. close, closely, tight
- usage: in an attentive manner; "he remained close on his guard"
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