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close
Part of Speech: Noun
Results: 34
1. In a close manner.
Part of Speech: noun
1. To stop, or fill up, as an opening; to shut; as, to close the eyes; to close a door.
2. To bring to an end or period; to conclude; to complete; to finish; to end; to consummate; as, to close a bargain; to close a course of instruction.
9. To bring together the parts of; to consolidate; as, to close the ranks of an army; - often used with up.
Part of Speech: verb
1. To come together; to unite or coalesce, as the parts of a wound, or parts separated.
2. To end, terminate, or come to a period; as, the debate closed at six o'clock.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. A narrow passage leading from a street to a court, and the houses within.
3. Shut fast; closed; tight; as, a close box.
4. Narrow; confined; as, a close alley; close quarters.
5. Strictly confined; carefully quarded; as, a close prisoner.
8. Having the parts near each other; dense; solid; compact; as applied to bodies; viscous; tenacious; not volatile, as applied to liquids.
9. Concise; to the point; as, close reasoning.
10. Short; as, to cut grass or hair close.
11. Intimate; familiar; confidential.
13. Difficult to obtain; as, money is close.
15. Adhering strictly to a standard or original; exact; strict; as, a close translation.
16. Accurate; careful; precise; also, attentive; undeviating; strict; not wandering; as, a close observer.
17. An inclosed place; especially, a small field or piece of land surrounded by a wall, hedge, or fence of any kind; - specifically, the precinct of a cathedral or abbey.
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