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an open space wholly or partly enclosed (as by buildings or walls)
  • a garden in a close at the center of the complex
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close

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1 the stopping of a process or activity
  • at the close of the evening
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2 the last part of a process or action
  • managed to conduct the negotiations to a satisfactory close
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close

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1 having little space between items or parts
  • The soldiers marched in close formation against the enemy.
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2 not being distant in time, space, or significance
  • My birthday is close to Thanksgiving.
  • a shopping mall that is very close to the highway
  • These words are close synonyms.
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at hand, to hand

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3 showing little difference in the standing of the competitors
  • The election results were so close that the votes had to be recounted.
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5 given to keeping one's activities hidden from public observation or knowledge
  • She was as close as a stone when it came to talking about her love life.
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7 lacking fresh air
  • a small room with an uncomfortably close atmosphere
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8 meeting the highest standard of accuracy
  • a close analysis of the box-office performance of action movies
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stingy, close, niggardly, parsimonious, penurious, miserly mean being unwilling or showing unwillingness to share with others. stingy implies a marked lack of generosity.
    • a stingy child, not given to sharing
close suggests keeping a tight grip on one's money and possessions.
    • folks who are very close when charity calls
niggardly implies giving or spending the very smallest amount possible.
    • the niggardly amount budgeted for the town library
parsimonious suggests a frugality so extreme as to lead to stinginess.
    • a parsimonious lifestyle notably lacking in luxuries
penurious implies niggardliness that gives an appearance of actual poverty.
    • the penurious eccentric bequeathed a fortune
miserly suggests a sordid avariciousness and a morbid pleasure in hoarding.
    • a miserly couple devoid of social conscience

close

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at, within, or to a short distance or time
  • The stranded passengers drew close for reassurance.
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at close quarters, at hand, on one's doorstep, within call


close

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1 to position (something) so as to prevent passage through an opening
  • Be sure to close the gate when you leave.
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2 to stop the operations of
  • The merchant will close the store if business doesn't improve.
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3 to bring (an event) to a natural or appropriate stopping point
  • We'll close the assembly with the singing of our national anthem.
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ring down the curtain (on)

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4 to come to an end
  • The third term closes on Friday.
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bite the dust

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5 to come near or nearer
  • The two groups closed with each other from opposite sides of the field.
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close, end, conclude, finish, complete, terminate mean to bring or come to a stopping point or limit. close usually implies that something has been in some way open as well as unfinished.
    • close a debate
end conveys a strong sense of finality.
    • ended his life
conclude may imply a formal closing (as of a meeting).
    • the service concluded with a blessing
finish may stress completion of a final step in a process.
    • after it is painted, the house will be finished
complete implies the removal of all deficiencies or a successful finishing of what has been undertaken.
    • the resolving of this last issue completes the agreement
terminate implies the setting of a limit in time or space.
    • your employment terminates after three months


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