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parts of speech:
verb, adjective, adverb, noun
phrases:
close in on
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part of speech: verb
pronunciation: kloz
inflections: closed, closes, closing
definition 1: to stop up; shut.
Close the door.
synonyms:
shut, stop
antonyms:
open
similar words:
bolt, confine, coop, enclose, fill, latch, lock, padlock, pen, seal, wall
definition 2: to block; obstruct.
The police closed the street.
synonyms:
block, choke, obstruct, seal, stop, stop up
antonyms:
open
similar words:
bar, barricade, blockade, clog, jam, plug
definition 3: to end; finish.
She closed the speech with a funny story.
synonyms:
conclude, finish, wind up
antonyms:
begin, open
similar words:
adjourn, complete
definition 4: to draw together; join.
Close the curtains.
antonyms:
open
similar words:
attach, bind, connect, couple, fuse, join, link, unite
definition 5: to become closed or shut.
The elevator doors closed.
antonyms:
open
similar words:
fold
definition 6: to end.
The show will close tomorrow.
synonyms:
end, stop, terminate, wind up
antonyms:
open
similar words:
adjourn, cease, halt
definition 7: to stop working; become no longer available for business.
The restaurant will close in an hour.
synonyms:
shut down
similar words:
adjourn, stop
phrase: close in on
 
part of speech: adjective
pronunciation: klos
inflections: closer, closest
definition 1: near in space or time.
It is close to the end of the movie.
synonyms:
imminent, near
antonyms:
distant, far, remote
similar words:
adjacent, immediate, neighboring, on hand
definition 2: near in relation or association.
My sister is my closest relative.
synonyms:
familiar, intimate
antonyms:
distant
similar words:
bosom, dear, fast, immediate, loving, near, special
definition 3: tight, confining, or shut in.
It was difficult to live in such close quarters.
synonyms:
confining, tight
antonyms:
roomy, spacious
similar words:
compact, crowded, narrow
definition 4: narrow; nearly decided another way.
The race was close, but he finally won.
synonyms:
narrow, neck and neck, tight
antonyms:
one-sided
similar words:
near
definition 5: careful or thorough.
Pay close attention.I gave the story a close reading.
synonyms:
accurate, careful, conscientious, faithful, minute, strict
antonyms:
casual
similar words:
alert, exact, focused, intent, near, precise, scrupulous, thorough, true, watchful
 
part of speech: adverb
pronunciation: klos
inflections: closer, closest
definition: in a close manner; near.
The comet passed very close to the earth.
synonyms:
near, nearby
antonyms:
far
similar words:
next
 
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: kloz
definition: an end.
We will leave at the close of the day.
synonyms:
conclusion, end, finish
antonyms:
opening, outset
similar words:
completion, finale
derivations: closed (adj.), closing (adj.), closely (adv.), closeness (n.)
Homophone Note
The words close and clothes have similar sounds. To choose the right spelling, remember that clothes are made out of cloth.
Word Builder: close +
  • closely:
    in a close way.
  • closing:
    the end or last part of something.
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