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  • 1 close — vb 1 Close, shut are very close synonyms in the sense of to stop or fill in an opening by means of a closure (as a door, a gate, a lid, or a cover) and are often used interchangeably. However, they may have distinctive nuances of meaning and… …

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  • 2 Close — (kl[=o]s), a. [Compar. {Closer} (kl[=o] s[ e]r); superl. {Closest}.] [Of. & F. clos, p. p. of clore. See {Close}, v. t.] 1. Shut fast; closed; tight; as, a close box. [1913 Webster] From a close bower this dainty music flowed. Dryden. [1913… …

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  • 3 close — close1 [klōs] adj. closer, closest [ME clos < OFr < L clausus, pp. of claudere (see CLOSE2); senses under II from notion “with spaces or intervals closed up”] I denoting the fact or state of being closed or confined 1. shut; not open 2.… …

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  • 4 close — 1 vb closed, clos·ing vt 1: to bring to an end or to a state of completion closed the case close an estate by liquidating its assets closing his account 2: to con …

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  • 5 close — Ⅰ. close [1] ► ADJECTIVE 1) only a short distance away or apart in space or time. 2) (of a connection or resemblance) strong. 3) denoting someone who is part of a person s immediate family. 4) (of a relationship or the people conducting it) very… …

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  • 6 Close — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Alex Close, belgischer Radrennfahrer Brian Close, englischer Cricketspieler Charles Close, britischer Geograph Chuck Close (* 1940), US amerikanischer Maler Del Close, US amerikanischer Schauspieler und… …

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  • 7 Close — may refer to: Close (surname) In music: Close , a song by Rascal Flatts from Unstoppable Close , a song by Soul Asylum from Candy from a Stranger Close , a song by Westlife from Coast to Coast Close (to the Edit) , a song by Art of Noise Other:… …

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  • 8 close — [adj1] near, nearby abutting, across the street, adjacent, adjoining, approaching, around the corner, at hand, contiguous, convenient, give or take a little*, handy, hard by, immediate, imminent, impending, in spitting distance*, in the ball… …

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  • 9 close — close; close·ly; close·ness; close·out; close·stool; close·up; en·close; fore·close; un·close; dis·close; par·close; …

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  • 10 close — close, closely The adjective close merges into an adverb in uses such as come close, lie close, run close, stick close, etc., especially in figurative uses: • Opera and large gatherings ran each other close for first place among her dislikes J.… …

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  • 11 Close — (kl[=o]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Closed} (kl[=o]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Closing}.] [From OF. & F. clos, p. p. of clore to close, fr. L. claudere; akin to G. schliessen to shut, and to E. clot, cloister, clavicle, conclude, sluice. Cf. {Clause}, n.]… …

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  • 12 Close — Close, v. i. 1. To come together; to unite or coalesce, as the parts of a wound, or parts separated. [1913 Webster] What deep wounds ever closed without a scar? Byron. [1913 Webster] 2. To end, terminate, or come to a period; as, the debate… …

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  • 13 Close — Close, n. 1. The manner of shutting; the union of parts; junction. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The doors of plank were; their close exquisite. Chapman. [1913 Webster] 2. Conclusion; cessation; ending; end. [1913 Webster] His long and troubled life was… …

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  • 14 Close — (kl[=o]s), adv. 1. In a close manner. [1913 Webster] 2. Secretly; darkly. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] A wondrous vision which did close imply The course of all her fortune and posterity. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 15 Close — (? or ?), n. [OF. & F. clos an inclosure, fr. clos, p. p. of clore. See {Close}, v. t.] 1. 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… …

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  • 16 Close — Close, Glenn …

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  • 17 close — déclose enclose forclose éclose …

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  • 18 Close — Nom rencontré en Belgique. C est un hypocoristique du nom de baptême Niklaus (= Nicolas), formé par aphérèse. Autres formes : Clos, Closse …

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  • 19 close — close1 W1S1 [kləuz US klouz] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(shut)¦ 2¦(move parts together)¦ 3¦(shut for period of time)¦ 4¦(stop operating)¦ 5¦(end)¦ 6 close an account 7¦(in money markets)¦ 8 close a deal/sale/contract etc 9¦(offer finishes)¦ …

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  • 20 close — close1 [ klouz ] verb *** ▸ 1 shut ▸ 2 when business stops ▸ 3 stop use of road etc. ▸ 4 end/finish ▸ 5 reduce distance ▸ 6 stop business relations ▸ 7 finish business deal ▸ 8 put fingers around something ▸ 9 have value at end of day ▸ 10 join… …

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