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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Close  \Close\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Closed};  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.] 
  1.  To  stop,  or  fill  up  as  an  opening;  to  shut;  as  to  close 
  the  eyes;  to  close  a  door. 
 
  2.  To  bring  together  the  parts  of  to  consolidate;  as  to 
  close  the  ranks  of  an  army;  --  often  used  with  up 
 
  3.  To  bring  to  an  end  or  period;  to  conclude;  to  complete;  to 
  finish;  to  end  to  consummate;  as  to  close  a  bargain;  to 
  close  a  course  of  instruction. 
 
  One  frugal  supper  did  our  studies  close  --Dryden. 
 
  4.  To  come  or  gather  around  to  inclose;  to  encompass;  to 
  confine. 
 
  The  depth  closed  me  round  about  --Jonah  ii  5. 
 
  But  now  thou  dost  thyself  immure  and  close  In  some 
  one  corner  of  a  feeble  heart.  --Herbert. 
 
  {A  closed  sea},  a  sea  within  the  jurisdiction  of  some 
  particular  nation,  which  controls  its  navigation. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  closed 
  adj  1:  not  open  or  affording  passage  or  access  "the  many  closed 
  streets  made  travel  difficult";  "our  neighbors  peeped 
  from  behind  closed  curtains"  [ant:  {open}] 
  2:  (mathematics)  of  a  curve  or  surface;  having  no  end  points  or 
  boundary  curves;  of  a  set  having  members  that  can  be 
  produced  by  a  specific  operation  on  other  members  of  the 
  same  set  of  an  interval;  containing  both  its  endpoints 
  [ant:  {open}] 
  3:  not  open  "the  door  slammed  shut"  [syn:  {shut},  {unopen}] 
  [ant:  {open}] 
  4:  used  especially  of  mouth  or  eyes;  "he  sat  quietly  with 
  closed  eyes";  "his  eyes  were  shut  against  the  sunlight" 
  [syn:  {shut}]  [ant:  {open}] 
  5:  requiring  union  membership;  "a  closed  shop"  [syn:  {closed(a)}] 
  6:  with  shutters  closed 
  7:  not  open  to  the  general  public;  "a  closed  meeting" 
  8:  not  having  an  open  mind;  "a  closed  mind  unreceptive  to  new 
  ideas"  [syn:  {unsympathetic}] 
  9:  blocked  against  entry;  "a  closed  porch"  [syn:  {closed  in(p)}] 
  10:  (of  the  wings  of  birds  and  insects)  closed  together 
  11:  shut  down  "the  airport  is  closed  because  of  the  weather"; 
  "the  many  closed  shops  and  factories  made  the  town  look 
  deserted" 




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