closing

noun
clos·​ing | \ ˈklō-ziŋ How to pronounce closing (audio) \

Definition of closing

1 : a concluding part (as of a speech)
2 : a closable gap (as in an article of clothing)
3 : a meeting of parties to a real-estate deal for formally transferring title

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Examples of closing in a Sentence

the closing of the local school We met with our lawyer before the closing on our new house.

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This led, among other things, to the closing of hundreds of polls. Bree Newsome, SELF, "The 2018 Midterm Elections Proved That Change Must Happen from the Ground Up," 15 Nov. 2018 Was each closing of my correspondence depleting the impact of everything that had come before? Chloe Schama, Vogue, "“XOXO”: What Does Your Email Sign-Off Say About You?," 20 Sep. 2018 Beyond saying goodbye to a music festival that showcased acts big and small from the worlds of punk and alternative rock, the closing of Warped Tour also feels like a farewell to a place that embraced fans from different walks of life. Angel E. Fraden, Teen Vogue, "Warped Tour: 9 People of Color Share Their Experiences With the Music Festival," 4 Aug. 2018 According to the Wall Street Journal, Abigail Klem, president of the Ivanka Trump brand, announced the closing to the company's 18 employees on Tuesday, with Ivanka Trump, the person, expected to speak to them later in the day. Ana Colon, Glamour, "Ivanka Trump's Fashion Brand Is Shutting Down," 24 July 2018 Temple University history professor Kenneth Finkel is fine with the closing of the Philadelphia History Museum. Aubrey Nagle, Philly.com, "Local Dems oppose SCOTUS pick, school board hosts first public meeting | Morning Newsletter," 10 July 2018 The staff of Queen Vic was informed Thursday about the closing. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "Queen Vic Pub to shutter mid-July," 6 July 2018 At the closing ceremony, she was seen in a private box alongside her mother, Doria Ragland, and Mulroney. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Meet Meghan Markle's Best Friend Jessica Mulroney," 20 Feb. 2019 The closing ceremony on night seven of my stay is one of many memorable scenes. Daisy Finer, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Golden Door Is the World's Most Iconic Spa," 21 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of closing

1596, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of closing was in 1596

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closing

noun

English Language Learners Definition of closing

: a situation or occurrence in which a business or organization shuts down and stops its operations
: the last part of a letter or speech
: a meeting in which the owners of a house formally give ownership of the house to other people

closing

noun
clos·​ing | \ ˈklō-ziŋ How to pronounce closing (audio) \

Legal Definition of closing

: the fulfillment or performance of a contract especially for the sale of real estate also : a meeting at which the closing of a contract takes place represented us at the closing

Note: At the closing for the completion of the sale of real property, the purchase price is paid and title is transferred to the purchaser or mortgagor.

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