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Meanings for close

uncomfortably humid and lacking in breezes or wind

stopping point, finale, finis, finish, last, conclusion, close(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"

conclusion, end, close, closing, ending(noun)

the last section of a communication

"in conclusion I want to say..."

finale, close, closing curtain, finis(adj)

the concluding part of any performance


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"


close in relevance or relationship

"a close family"; "we are close sympathy with..."; "close kin"; "a close resemblance"

near, close, nigh(adj)

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"; "had a close call"


rigorously attentive; strict and thorough

"close supervision"; "paid close attention"; "a close study"; "kept a close watch on expenditures"

close, faithful(adj)

marked by fidelity to an original

"a close translation"; "a faithful copy of the portrait"; "a faithful rendering of the observed facts"

close, tight(adj)

(of a contest or contestants) evenly matched

"a close contest"; "a close election"; "a tight game"

close, confining(adj)


"close quarters"

airless, close, stuffy, unaired(adj)

lacking fresh air

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

close, tight(adj)

of textiles

"a close weave"; "smooth percale with a very tight weave"


strictly confined or guarded

"kept under close custody"


confined to specific persons

"a close secret"

close, snug, close-fitting(adj)

fitting closely but comfortably

"a close fit"


used of hair or haircuts

"a close military haircut"

cheeseparing, close, near, penny-pinching, skinny(adj)

giving or spending with reluctance

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

close, closelipped, closemouthed, secretive, tightlipped(verb)

inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information

"although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it"

close, shut(verb)

move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut

"Close the door"; "shut the window"

close, shut(verb)

become closed

"The windows closed with a loud bang"

close up, close, fold, shut down, close down(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."; "close up the shop"


finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.)

"The meeting was closed with a charge by the chairman of the board"

conclude, close(verb)

come to a close

"The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin"


complete a business deal, negotiation, or an agreement

"We closed on the house on Friday"; "They closed the deal on the building"


be priced or listed when trading stops

"The stock market closed high this Friday"; "My new stocks closed at $59 last night"


engage at close quarters

"close with the enemy"


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


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

close, come together(verb)

come together, as if in an embrace

"Her arms closed around her long lost relative"


draw near

"The probe closed with the space station"


bring together all the elements or parts of

"Management closed ranks"


bar access to

"Due to the accident, the road had to be closed for several hours"

close, fill up(verb)

fill or stop up

"Can you close the cracks with caulking?"

close up, close(verb)

unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of

"close the circuit"; "close a wound"; "close a book"; "close up an umbrella"


finish a game in baseball by protecting a lead

"The relief pitcher closed with two runs in the second inning"

near, nigh, close(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"; "don't get too close to the fire"

close, closely, tight(adverb)

in an attentive manner

"he remained close on his guard"

an open space wholly or partly enclosed (as by buildings or walls)

a garden in a close at the center of the complex

the stopping of a process or activity

at the close of the evening

the last part of a process or action

managed to conduct the negotiations to a satisfactory close

having little space between items or parts

the soldiers marched in close formation against the enemy

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

showing little difference in the standing of the competitors

the election results were so close that the votes had to be recounted

closely acquainted

a small wedding ceremony that was limited to close friends

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

giving or sharing as little as possible

the kind of folks who are very close when charity calls

lacking fresh air

a small room with an uncomfortably close atmosphere

meeting the highest standard of accuracy

a close analysis of the box-office performance of action movies

at, within, or to a short distance or time

the stranded passengers drew close for reassurance

to position (something) so as to prevent passage through an opening

be sure to close the gate when you leave

to stop the operations of

the merchant will close the store if business doesn't improve

to bring (an event) to a natural or appropriate stopping point

we'll close the assembly with the singing of our national anthem

to come to an end

the services closed with a short prayer

to come near or nearer

the two groups closed with each other from opposite sides of the field

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Example Sentences of close

Stay close to me.

I had a close shave.

Can I close the door?

He is my close friend.

I forgot to close the door.

I have to close the windows.

I want to close the account.

I forgot to close the window.

I asked Tom to close the door.

I forgot to close the curtains.

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Synonyms for close

termination refinement coating closing last polish coda finish culture ending end cultivation ratiocination finishing finis finale stopping point closing curtain goal final stage death destination decision conclusion determination shutting culmination terminal mop up remainder completion remnant destruction shutdown oddment closedown closure windup skinny tightlipped cheeseparing snug penny pinching stuffy faithful airless nigh close fitting tight confining closemouthed near unaired secretive closelipped near(a) good approximate nigh(a) dear pissed blind drunk besotted rigorous slopped soused mingy blotto squiffy pixilated cockeyed crocked fuddled stiff mean compressed sozzled taut nasty plastered miserly sloshed stringent pie eyed smashed soaked wet loaded limiting restricting constraining constrictive stodgy cozy cosy scraggy boney weedy tight fitting tightfitting underweight tightly fitting tight fitting scrawny exclude shut down come together fold close down conclude keep out fill up close up shut shut out block pen up belt up button up impede be quiet dummy up clam up keep mum obstruct obturate turn up fold up shut up jam occlude reason out reason resolve make full fill most well nigh virtually about nearly almost closely fast intimately narrow muggy oppressive close off shut off cover cul de sac nearby close by wind up terminate intimate high close out exit abutting adjacent adjoining attached beside bordering conterminous contiguous coterminous neighboring next limited restricted condensed packed secret solid firm compact reserved niggardly dense stop complete choke stop up bring to a period unite coalesce be brought together be concluded closed shut fast hidden private taciturn reticent not communicative of few words retired withdrawn concealed secluded pent up confined stagnant motionless uncomfortable thick approaching nearly intense intent unremitting earnest fixed accurate precise exact strict nice parsimonious stingy penurious close fisted close handed illiberal ungenerous closer proximity latch closes lock vicinity strong straits strait farm document approximately intensive narrowly closures bridge court courtyard enclosure inclosure patio quad quadrangle yard arrest arrestment cease cessation check cutoff discontinuance discontinuation expiration halt lapse offset shutoff stay stoppage surcease capper consummation endgame grand finale homestretch mop up wrap up crowded jam packed serried close up immediate next door proximate down to the wire hairbreadth neck and neck nip and tuck bosom buddy buddy chummy especial familiar friendly inseparable inward dark tight mouthed uncommunicative cheap chintzy closefisted niggard pinching pinchpenny spare sparing stinting tightfisted uncharitable breathless stifling suffocating delicate fine hairline mathematical pinpoint refined spot on around by hard in make steek close (down) round (off or out) wrap up break off break up dead end determine die discontinue elapse expire go leave off let up pass quit wink (out) approach belly up close in come up draw on

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Close in different languages

  • قريب, أغلق, قفلArabic
  • yakın, qapamaqAzerbaijani
  • яҡынBashkir
  • блізкі, зачыняць, зачыніцьByelorussian
  • близък край задънена улица затварям завършек закриване приключвам закривам Bulgarian
  • বন্ধ করাBengali
  • pròxim cloure tancar Catalan
  • blízký zavřít Czech
  • mwll agos trymaidd mwrn Welch
  • lukke tæt Danish
  • drückend schwül nah sackgasse schließen beenden zumachen German
  • tu, xeEstonian
  • κλείνω Κοντά Greek
  • korligita proksima fermi fini Esperanto
  • cercano íntimo cerca acercarse fin conclusión tapar acortar cerrar terminar concluir achicar cierre finalizar Spanish
  • sulgema Estonian
  • نزدیک بستن Persian
  • läheinen loppu lopettaa pienentää sulkeutua sulkea päättää päätös umpikuja kiinni Finnish
  • proche près mettre fin à terminer finir conclusion achèvement clore fermer conclure fin cul-de-sac boucher French
  • dlúth dún druid Irish
  • faisg, dlùth, clobhsa, dùinScots Gaelic
  • rematar, terminar, pechar, pór finGalician
  • קרוב, קרובה, סגרHebrew
  • पास बंद करना बंद करे Hindi
  • pwòch
  • becsuk bezárás Hungarian
  • մոտ մոտիկ փակել Armenian
  • vicin, proxime, clauder, concluder, terminarInterlingua
  • dekat tutup Indonesian
  • klozarEsperanto
  • vicino vicina terminare chiudere concludere fine Italian
  • לִסְגוֹרformer Hebrew
  • 近い, 閉じる, 閉める, 閉まるJapanese
  • ახლო დახურვა Georgian
  • ជិត, បិទCambodian
  • ಮುಚ್ಚಿ Kannada
  • 닫다, 닫기Korean
  • nêzik نزیک داخستن کۆتایی Kurdish
  • claudo prope Latin
  • schléissen, zoumaachenLuxembourgish
  • ໃກ້, ອັດLao
  • artimas uždaryti Lithuanian
  • tuvs slēgt aizdarīt aiztaisīt aizvērt Latvian
  • taupiri, korire, tata, mutunga, pā, whakamutu, whakaotinga, whakaotiMaori
  • menutup Malay
  • temm, agħlaqMaltese
  • ပိတ်Burmese
  • nabije drukkend dichtbij zwoel dichten dichtdoen sluiten beëindigen verkleinen Dutch
  • nær avslutte lukke stenge lukk Norwegian
  • barrar, tancar, sarrar, tamparOccitan
  • zamknąć zamykać blisko Polish
  • próximo vizinho perto fechar encerrar concluir cerrar terminar Portuguese
  • serrar, sarar, sarrar, serrer, finirRomance
  • aproape termina finisa închide Romanian
  • близкий закрытие тупик завершение закрыть закрывать сокращать завершать окончание завершить заканчивать сократить закончить Russian
  • serrai, serrareSardinian
  • zatvoriti, затворитиSerbo
  • zavrieť Slovak
  • blízu, zapretiSlovenian
  • nära stänga avsluta Swedish
  • fungu funga Swahili
  • நெருக்கமான Tamil
  • ముగించు, మూయు, CloseTegulu
  • ปิด, งับ, หุบThai
  • saraTagalog
  • yakın kapatmak örtmek kitlemek kapat Turkish
  • закрити, зачиняти, зачинити, закриватиUkrainian
  • بند کرنا, بند کریںUrdu
  • đóng gần Vietnamese
  • שליסן, closeYiddish
  • Chinese

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