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parts of speech:
verb, adjective, adverb
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part of speech: verb
pronunciation: kloz
inflections: closed, closes, closing
definition 1: to shut.
Close the door.
synonyms:
shut
antonyms:
open
similar words:
confine, enclose, fill, lock, seal
definition 2: to end; finish.
She closed her speech with a funny story.
synonyms:
conclude, finish, wind up
antonyms:
begin
similar words:
complete
definition 3: to become shut.
The elevator doors closed.
 
part of speech: adjective
pronunciation: klos
inflections: closer, closest
definition 1: near in space or time.
The school is close to downtown.It is close to the end of the movie.
antonyms:
distant, far, remote
similar words:
immediate
definition 2: near in relation.
I invited my close friends to the party.
similar words:
dear, fast, immediate
 
part of speech: adverb
pronunciation: klos
inflections: closer, closest
definition: in a close way; near.
She held her baby close.
synonyms:
near, nearby
antonyms:
far
similar words:
next
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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