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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]: 
 
  closing 
  adj  :  final  or  ending;  "the  closing  stages  of  the  election";  "the 
  closing  weeks  of  the  year";  "the  closing  scene  of  the 
  film";  "closing  remarks"  [ant:  {opening}] 
  n  1:  the  act  of  closing  something  [syn:  {shutting}]  [ant:  {opening}] 
  2:  the  last  section  of  a  communication;  "in  conclusion  I  want 
  to  say..."  [syn:  {conclusion},  {end},  {close},  {ending}] 
  3:  approaching  a  particular  destination;  a  coming  closer;  a 
  narrowing  of  a  gap;  "the  ship's  rapid  rate  of  closing  gave 
  them  little  time  to  avoid  a  collision"  [syn:  {closure}] 
  4:  termination  of  operations  [syn:  {closure},  {closedown},  {shutdown}] 
  5:  a  concluding  action  [syn:  {completion},  {culmination},  {windup}, 
  {mop  up}] 




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