Visit the forum if you have a language query!

close

Definition from Dictionary, a free dictionary
You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.
Amy Carmichael
Jump to: navigation, search
Wikipedia-logo-en.png
Wikipedia has articles on:
Wikipedia

English

Etymology 1

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] claudere

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to close

Third person singular
clos

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to close (third-person singular simple present clos, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To obstruct (an opening).
  2. To move so that it closes its opening.
    Close the door behind you when you leave.
    Jim was listening to headphones with his eyes closed.
  3. To put an end to.
    close the session
  4. To make (e.g. a gap) smaller.
    The runner in second place is closing the gap on the leader.
  5. (surveying) To have a vector sum of 0; that is, to form a closed polygon.
  6. (marketing) To make a sale.
Synonyms
Antonyms
Derived terms
Translations

Noun

Singular
close

Plural
{{{1}}}

close ({{{1}}})
  1. An end of something.
    We owe them our thanks for bringing the project to a successful close.
Synonyms
Antonyms
Translations

Etymology 2

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] clausus

Pronunciation

Adjective

close (comparative clos, superlative er)

Positive
close

Comparative
clos

Superlative
er

  1. At a little distance; near.
    Is your house close?
  2. Intimate; well-loved.
    He is a close friend.
    (law) Of a corporation or other business entity, closely held.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) hot, humid.
Synonyms
Antonyms
Derived terms
Translations

Noun

Singular
close

Plural
{{{1}}}

close ({{{1}}})
  1. (UK) A street that ends in a dead end.
  2. (Scotland) A very narrow alley between two buildings, often overhung by one of the buildings above the ground floor.
  3. A cathedral close.
Synonyms
Translations

French

Verb form

close

  1. first- and third-person singular subjunctive present of clore
  2. feminine of clos

Elsewhere on the web

En-En

En-It

En-Fr

En-El

En-Sp

En-Mul

En-De

OnelookIATEIATEIATEIATEProZDict.cc
WordnikIATELinguee
GoogleIATE