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.
Recent Examples on the Web In his closing argument, Spies attacks the integrity of the investigation. Jamie Yuccas, CBS News, "Young murder victim helps solve her own cold case nearly 40 years later," 7 Nov. 2020 As Election Day 2020 draws near, Democratic nominee Joe Biden is centering his closing argument against President Donald Trump on the coronavirus pandemic and the economy. Politifact, Detroit Free Press, "Fact-checking Joe Biden’s closing arguments of the 2020 campaign," 1 Nov. 2020 His closing argument this week is that the press and people are too focused on Covid. NBC News, "Meet the Press - Nov. 01, 2020," 1 Nov. 2020 The Democratic Party is making a withering assault on President Donald Trump in a closing-argument TV ad that starts airing Thursday in South Florida. Anthony Man, sun-sentinel.com, "‘Lie, cheat and steal’ is Democrats’ description of Trump in TV ad airing in South Florida," 29 Oct. 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is centering his closing campaign argument on his ability to steer the nation through the coronavirus pandemic. Rebecca Ballhaus And Sabrina Siddiqui, WSJ, "As Biden Attacks Trump’s Handling of Coronavirus, President Says Nation ‘Rounding the Corner’," 28 Oct. 2020 The Democratic presidential nominee offered his closing argument with Election Day just one week away while attempting to go on the political offensive in Georgia, which hasn't backed a Democrat for the White House since 1992. Star Tribune, "Biden vows his unity can save country; Trump hits Midwest," 27 Oct. 2020 The former vice president offered his closing argument with Election Day just one week away while attempting to go on the political offensive in a state that hasn’t backed a Democrat for the White House since 1992. Anchorage Daily News, "Biden vows his unity can ‘save this country’ as Trump hits Midwest in busy campaign schedule," 27 Oct. 2020 The Democratic presidential nominee offered his closing argument with Election Day just one week away while attempting to go on the political offensive in Georgia, which hasn't backed a Democrat for the White House since 1992. Arkansas Online, "Biden vows unity can 'save this country'; Trump hits Midwest," 27 Oct. 2020

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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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18 Feb 2021

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“Closing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/closing. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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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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