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Overview of noun closing

The noun closing has 5 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (2) shutting, closing

(the act of closing something)

2. conclusion, end, close, closing, ending

(the last section of a communication; "in conclusion I want to say...")

3. closing, closure

(approaching a particular destination; a coming closer; a narrowing of a gap; "the ship's rapid rate of closing gave them little time to avoid a collision")

4. closure, closedown, closing, shutdown

(termination of operations; "they regretted the closure of the day care center")

5. completion, culmination, closing, windup, mop up

(a concluding action)

Overview of verb close

The verb close has 17 senses? (first 6 from tagged texts)
1. (32) close, shut

(move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut; "Close the door"; "shut the window")

2. (20) close, shut

(become closed; "The windows closed with a loud bang")

3. (18) close up, close, fold, shut down, close down

(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. (13) close

(finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.); "The meeting was closed with a charge by the chairman of the board")

5. (2) conclude, close

(come to a close; "The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin")

6. (1) close

(complete a business deal, negotiation, or an agreement; "We closed on the house on Friday"; "They closed the deal on the building")

7. close

(be priced or listed when trading stops; "The stock market closed high this Friday"; "My new stocks closed at $59 last night")

8. close

(engage at close quarters; "close with the enemy")

9. close

(cause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop)

10. close

(change one's body stance so that the forward shoulder and foot are closer to the intended point of impact)

11. close, come together

(come together, as if in an embrace; "Her arms closed around her long lost relative")

12. close

(draw near; "The probe closed with the space station")

13. close

(bring together all the elements or parts of; "Management closed ranks")

14. close

(bar access to; "Due to the accident, the road had to be closed for several hours")

15. close, fill up

(fill or stop up; "Can you close the cracks with caulking?")

16. close up, close

(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

(finish a game in baseball by protecting a lead; "The relief pitcher closed with two runs in the second inning")

Overview of adj closing

The adj closing has 1 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (3) closing

(final or ending; "the closing stages of the election"; "the closing weeks of the year"; "the closing scene of the film"; "closing remarks") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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