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1. close

verb. ['ˈkloʊs, ˈkloʊz'] move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut.

Synonyms

  • snap
  • roll up
  • draw
  • bang
  • bung
  • shutter
  • slat
  • seal off
  • seal
  • shut

Antonyms

  • counterfeit
  • meager
  • disadvantageous
  • unfortunate

Etymology

  • clos (French)
  • clausum (Latin)
  • closen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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How do you pronounce close?

Pronounce close as kloʊz.

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Example sentences of the word close


1. Adjective
Push it in from the big end until it is close to the smaller end.

2. Verb, base form
Insert the cooking end firmly into an item you wish to cook and close the oven door.

3. Adverb
Put the resistance up to the highest setting or very close to it.

Quotes containing the word close


1. I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.
- Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets

2. Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.
- Shel Silverstein

3. Humor has been the balm of my life, but it's been reserved for those close to me, not part of the public Lana.
- Lana Turner

2. close

adjective. ['ˈkloʊs, ˈkloʊz'] at or within a short distance in space or time or having elements near each other.

Synonyms

  • scalelike
  • adpressed
  • next
  • immediate
  • surrounding
  • imminent
  • walking
  • juxtaposed
  • encompassing
  • nestled
  • proximate
  • ambient
  • contiguous
  • enveloping
  • circumferent
  • hand-to-hand
  • close-hauled
  • close together
  • close set
  • walk-to
  • distance
  • side by side
  • adjacent
  • close-set
  • approximate
  • appressed
  • snuggled
  • impending
  • at hand
  • close at hand

Antonyms

  • past
  • noncomprehensive
  • unconnected
  • farness

Etymology

  • clos (French)
  • clausum (Latin)
  • closen (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. close

adjective. ['ˈkloʊs, ˈkloʊz'] close in relevance or relationship.

Synonyms

  • good
  • intimate
  • dear
  • close-knit
  • approximate
  • familiar
  • near
  • boon
  • buddy-buddy
  • thick
  • closely knit
  • confidential
  • chummy

Antonyms

  • near
  • nearness
  • unrelated
  • exact

Etymology

  • clos (French)
  • clausum (Latin)
  • closen (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. close

verb. ['ˈkloʊs, ˈkloʊz'] become closed.

Synonyms

  • turn
  • shut

Antonyms

  • unhealthful
  • unhealthy
  • nonintellectual

Etymology

  • clos (French)
  • clausum (Latin)
  • closen (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. close

verb. ['ˈkloʊs, ˈkloʊz'] cease to operate or cause to cease operating.

Synonyms

  • withdraw
  • retire
  • shut down
  • close up
  • close down
  • adjourn

Antonyms

  • outside
  • intelligible
  • mild
  • penetrable

Etymology

  • clos (French)
  • clausum (Latin)
  • closen (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. close

adverb. ['ˈkloʊs, ˈkloʊz'] near in time or place or relationship.

Synonyms

  • nigh

Antonyms

  • import
  • natural object

Etymology

  • clos (French)
  • clausum (Latin)
  • closen (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. close

verb. ['ˈkloʊs, ˈkloʊz'] finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.).

Synonyms

  • end

Antonyms

  • open
  • tall

Etymology

  • clos (French)
  • clausum (Latin)
  • closen (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. close

noun. ['ˈkloʊs, ˈkloʊz'] the temporal end; the concluding time.

Synonyms

  • finish
  • stopping point
  • ending
  • last
  • end
  • finis
  • finale

Antonyms

  • beginning
  • undesirability
  • unworthiness
  • badness

Etymology

  • clos (French)
  • clausum (Latin)
  • closen (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. close

adjective. ['ˈkloʊs, ˈkloʊz'] not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances.

Synonyms

  • hot
  • near
  • warm
  • distance
  • nigh
  • nearby

Antonyms

  • mediacy
  • slow
  • ultimate
  • future

Etymology

  • clos (French)
  • clausum (Latin)
  • closen (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. close

adjective. ['ˈkloʊs, ˈkloʊz'] rigorously attentive; strict and thorough.

Antonyms

  • mediate

Etymology

  • clos (French)
  • clausum (Latin)
  • closen (Middle English (1100-1500))
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