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close

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of close

  1. an open space wholly or partly enclosed (as by buildings or walls) a garden in a close at the center of the complex Synonyms of 1close close, courtyard, enclosure (also inclosure), patio, quad, quadrangle, yardWords Related to 1close atrium, galleria, parvis (also parvise), peristyle; forecourt, place, plaza, square; deck, terrace; curtilage


close

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of close

  1. 1 the stopping of a process or activity at the close of the evening Synonyms of 2close arrest, arrestment, cease, cessation, check, close, closedown, closure, conclusion, cutoff, discontinuance, discontinuation, ending, expiration, finish, halt, lapse, offset, shutdown, shutoff, stay, stop, stoppage, surcease, terminationWords Related to 2close mop-up, phaseout; abeyance, break, interruption, layoff, letup, moratorium, pause, standstill, suspensionNear Antonyms of 2close extension, persistence, prolongationAntonyms of 2close continuance, continuation

  2. 2 the last part of a process or action managed to conduct the negotiations to a satisfactory close Synonyms of 2close capper, close, closing, conclusion, consummation, end, endgame, ending, finis, finish, grand finale, home stretch, mop-up, windup, wrap-upWords Related to 2close acme, apex, capstone, climax, copestone, coup de grâce (or coup de grace), crescendo, crown, culmination, high-water mark, meridian, peak, pinnacle, summit, tip-top, top, zenith; aftermath, anticlimax, coda, epilogue (also epilog), postscript; shank, tag end, tail endNear Antonyms of 2close foreword, introduction, overture, preamble, preface, prelude, prologue (also prolog)Antonyms of 2close baseline, beginning, dawn, day one, nascence, nascency, opening, start


close

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of close

  1. 1 having little space between items or parts the soldiers marched in close formation against the enemy Synonyms of close compact, crowded, dense, jam-packed, packed, serried, thick, tight Words Related to close crammed, jammed, overcrowded; crushed, massed, pressed, squeezed, wall-to-wall; airtight, snug; compacted, compressed, condensed, congested; firm, hard, solid; impenetrable, impermeable, impervious Near Antonyms of close commodious, roomy, spacious Antonyms of close airy, loose, open, uncrowded

  2. 2 not being distant in time, space, or significance my birthday is close to Christmas a shopping mall that is very close to the highway these words are close synonyms Synonyms of close close-up, immediate, near, nearby, neighboring, next-door, nigh, proximate Words Related to close abutting, adjacent, adjoining, bordering, contiguous; approaching, coming, forthcoming, oncoming, upcoming; accessible, convenient, handy; close-in, hand-to-hand Phrases at hand, to hand Near Antonyms of close divorced, removed, separated Antonyms of close away, deep, distant, far, faraway, far-off, remote

  3. 3 showing little difference in the standing of the competitors the election results were so close that the votes had to be recounted Synonyms of close down-to-the-wire, hairbreadth, narrow, neck and neck, nip and tuck, tight Words Related to close crowded

  4. 4 closely acquainted a small wedding ceremony that was limited to close friends Synonyms of close bosom, buddy-buddy, chummy, familiar, especial, friendly, inseparable, intimate, inward, near, thick, tightWords Related to close clannish, close-knit, tight-knit; affable, boon, companionable, convivial, cordial, genial, gracious, hearty; gregarious, sociable, social; comfortable, cozy, easy, snug; amicable, neighborly; confidential, secretive; adoring, affectionate, dear, devoted, fond, loving, tender, tenderhearted, warmNear Antonyms of close aloof, antisocial, cold, cool, detached, distant, frosty, remote, reserved, standoffish, unfriendly, unsociable, withdrawnAntonyms of close distant

  5. 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 Synonyms of close secretive, closemouthed, dark, reticent, tight-mouthed, uncommunicativeWords Related to close quiet, reserved, silent, taciturn, tight-lipped; discreet, prudent; clandestine, covert, furtive, hugger-mugger, secret, sneak, sneaky, stealthy, surreptitious, undercover, underhand, underhandedNear Antonyms of close candid, frank, honest, out-front, up-front; blunt, outspoken, tactlessAntonyms of close communicative, open

  6. 6 giving or sharing as little as possible the kind of folks who are very close when charity calls Synonyms of close cheap, chintzy, stingy, closefisted, mean, mingy, miserly, niggard, niggardly, parsimonious, penny-pinching, penurious, pinching, pinchpenny, spare, sparing, stinting, tight, tightfisted, uncharitable, ungenerousWords Related to close careful, chary, conserving, economical, economizing, frugal, saving, scrimping, skimping, thrifty; acquisitive, avaricious, avid, coveting, covetous, desirous, grasping, greedy, hoggish, itchy, mercenary, rapacious, selfish, shabby, small, sordid; begrudging, envious, grudging, resentful; inhospitableNear Antonyms of close altruistic, selfless, unselfish; extravagant, free, handsome, lavish, overgenerous, profuse; beneficent, benevolent, hospitable, humanitarian, philanthropic (also philanthropical); compassionate, good-hearted, greathearted, kindly, magnanimous, openhearted; thriftless, unthrifty; dissipating, frittering, prodigal, profligate, spendthrift, splurging, squandering, wasteful, wastingAntonyms of close bounteous, bountiful, charitable, freehanded, generous, liberal, munificent, openhanded, unsparing, unstinting

  7. 7 lacking fresh air a small room with an uncomfortably close atmosphere Synonyms of close breathless, stuffy, stifling, suffocatingWords Related to close airless, unventilated; fuggy; heavy, oppressive, thickNear Antonyms of close bracing, brisk, invigorating, refreshed, refreshing, restorative, reviving, sweet; ventilatedAntonyms of close airy, breezy, unstuffy

  8. 8 meeting the highest standard of accuracy a close analysis of the box-office performance of action movies Synonyms of close accurate, precise, delicate, exact, fine, hairline, mathematical, pinpoint, refined, rigorous, spot-onWords Related to close correct, right, strict, true; definite, definitive; nice, subtle; careful, fastidious, finical, finicky, meticulousNear Antonyms of close approximate, round; false, incorrect, untrue, wrong; careless, loose; indefinite, unclear, vague; doubtful, dubious, questionable, unreliable, untrustworthyAntonyms of close coarse, imprecise, inaccurate, inexact, rough

Synonym Discussion of close

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

adverb

Synonyms and Antonyms of close

  1. at, within, or to a short distance or time the stranded passengers drew close for reassurance Synonyms of close around, by, near, hard, in, nearby, nighWords Related to close hereabouts (or hereabout), hereaway (or hereaways) [dialect], thereabouts (also thereabout); along, alongside; accessibly, conveniently, handily


close

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of close

  1. 1 to position (something) so as to prevent passage through an opening be sure to close the gate when you leave Synonyms of close make [chiefly dialect], shut, steek [chiefly Scottish] Words Related to close bar, batten (down), bolt, chain, fasten, latch, lock; plug, seal, stopper; secure; bang, clap, slam Near Antonyms of close unbar, unbolt, unchain, unfasten, unlatch, unlock, unseal Antonyms of close open

  2. 2 to stop the operations of the merchant will close the store if business doesn't improve Synonyms of close close (down), close out, shut Words Related to close phase out, turn off; extinguish, quell, suppress; gag, muzzle, silence; fail, fold Near Antonyms of close build, expand Antonyms of close open, start

  3. 3 to bring (an event) to a natural or appropriate stopping point we'll close the assembly with the singing of our national anthem Synonyms of close close out, complete, conclude, end, finish, round (off or out), terminate, wind up, wrap up Words Related to close climax, crown; consummate, perfect; halt, stop, suspend Phrases put paid to [chiefly British], ring down the curtain (on) Antonyms of close begin, commence, inaugurate, open, start

  4. 4 to come to an end the services closed with a short prayer Synonyms of close break off, break up, cease, conclude, dead-end, determine, die, discontinue, elapse, end, expire, finish, go, halt, lapse, leave off, let up, pass, quit, stop, terminate, wind up, wink (out)Words Related to close desist (from), lay off (of), refrain (from); give over [British], knock off, pack (up or in); break down, conk (out), cut out, stall; pause, stay, suspend; abate, peter (out), wind downNear Antonyms of close draw out, extend, prolong, protractAntonyms of close continue, hang on, persist

  5. 5 to come near or nearer the two groups closed with each other from opposite sides of the field Synonyms of close belly up, approach, close in, come up, draw on, near, nighWords Related to close arrive, attain, come, gain, hit, land, make, reach, show up, turn up, waltz up; creep up, sneak up; adjoin, border, touch, vergeNear Antonyms of close clear out, depart, exit, go, leave, light out, pull out, quit, remove, run away, shove (off), take off, walk outAntonyms of close back (up or away), recede, retire, retreat, withdraw

Synonym Discussion of close

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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