1. [Adjective]: not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances; "near neighbors"; "in the near future"; "they are near equals"; "his nearest approach to success"; "a very near thing"; "a near hit by the bomb"; "she was near tears"; "she was close to tears";

2. [Adjective]: close in relevance or relationship; "a close family"; "we are close sympathy with..."; "close kin"; "a close resemblance"

3. [Adjective]: at or within a short distance in space or time or having elements near each other; "close to noon"; "how close are we to town?"; "a close formation of ships"

4. [Noun]: the last section of a communication; "in conclusion I want to say..."

5. [Noun]: the concluding part of any performance

6. [Noun]: the temporal end; the concluding time; "the stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell"; "the market was up at the finish"; "they were playing better at the close of the season"

7. [Adverb]: near in time or place or relationship; "as the wedding day drew near"; "stood near the door"; "don''t shoot until they come near"; "getting near to the true explanation"; "her mother is always near"; "The end draws nigh"; "the bullet didn''t come close";

8. [Adverb]: in an attentive manner; "he remained close on his guard"

9. used of hair or haircuts; "a close military haircut"

10. confined to specific persons; "a close secret"

11. of textiles; "a close weave"; "smooth percale with a very tight weave"

12. marked by fidelity to an original; "a close translation"; "a faithful copy of the portrait"; "a faithful rendering of the observed facts"

13. crowded; "close quarters"

14. giving or spending with reluctance; "our cheeseparing administration"; "very close (or near) with his money"; "a penny-pinching miserly old man"

15. fitting closely but comfortably; "a close fit"

16. strictly confined or guarded; "kept under close custody"

17. lacking fresh air; "a dusty airless attic"; "the dreadfully close atmosphere"; "hot and stuffy and the air was blue with smoke"

18. rigorously attentive; strict and thorough; "close supervision"; "paid close attention"; "a close study"; "kept a close watch on expenditures"

19. inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information; "although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it"

20. (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched; "a close contest"; "a close election"; "a tight game"

21. [Verb]: come together, as if in an embrace; "Her arms closed around her long lost relative"

22. [Verb]: cause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop

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

24. [Verb]: come to a close; "The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin"

25. [Verb]: finish a game in baseball by protecting a lead; "The relief pitcher closed with two runs in the second inning"

26. [Verb]: unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of; "close the circuit"; "close a wound"

27. [Verb]: become closed; "The windows closed with a loud bang"

28. [Verb]: bar access to; "Due to the accident, the road had to be closed for several hours"

29. [Verb]: draw near; "The probe closed with the space station"

30. [Verb]: change one''s body stance so that the forward shoulder and foot are closer to the intended point of impact

31. [Verb]: engage at close quarters; "close with the enemy"

32. [Verb]: 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."

33. [Verb]: be priced or listed when trading stops; "The stock market closed high this Friday"; "My new stocks closed at $59 last night"

34. [Verb]: complete a business deal, negotiation, or an agreement; "We closed on the house on Friday"; "They closed the deal on the building"

35. [Verb]: move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut; "Close the door"; "shut the window"

36. [Verb]: fill or stop up; "Can you close the cracks with caulking?"

37. [Verb]: bring together all the elements or parts of; "Management closed ranks"

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