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To remove a gap.
To obstruct (an opening).
To move so that an opening is closed.
(RQ:Byron Childe Harold)
- If I close my eyes I can see Marie today as I saw her then. Round, rosy face, snub nose, dark hair piled up in a chignon.
To make (e.g. a gap) smaller.
To grapple; to engage in close combat.
1856-1858, (w), ''History of the Reign of Phillip II''
- They boldly closed in a hand-to-hand contest.
To finish, to terminate.
To put an end to; to conclude; to complete; to finish; to consummate.
- One frugal supper did our studies close.
To come to an end.
To make a sale.
To make the final outs, usually three, of a game.
- The depth closed me round about.
1633, (w), ''The Church''
- But now Thou dost Thyself immure and close / In some one corner of a feeble heart; / Where yet both Sinne and Satan, Thy old foes, / Do pinch and straiten Thee, and use much art / To gain Thy thirds' and little part.
''We owe them our thanks for bringing the project to a successful close.''
The manner of shutting; the union of parts; junction.
(RQ:Homer Chapman Odysseys)
The point at the end of a pitch when the consumer is asked to buy.
1983, Charles B. Roth, Roy Alexander, ''Secrets of Closing Sales'' (page 110)
- Regardless of the situation, the minute you feel it's time for the close, try it.
- At every close she made, the attending throng / Replied, and bore the burden of the song.
The time when checkin staff will no longer accept passengers for a flight.
1526, William Tyndale, trans. ''Bible'', Matthew chapter 8:
- There is nothinge so close, that shall not be openned, and nothinge so hyd that shall not be knowen.
1830, (w) ''The History of Chemistry'', Vol. 1, pp. 30-31:
- As the alchymists were assiduous workmen—as they mixed all the metals, salts, &c... and subjected such mixtures to the action of heat in close vessels, their labours were occasionally repaid by the discovery of new substances...
- I mounted into the window-seat: gathering up my feet, I sat cross-legged, like a Turk; and, having drawn the red moreen curtain nearly close, I was shrined in double retirement.
''a close alley; close quarters''
(RQ:Dickens Pickwick Papers)
- a close prison
At a little distance; near.
(quote-journal)| title=End of the peer show| passage=Finance is seldom romantic. But the idea of peer-to-peer lending comes close. This is an industry that brings together individual savers and lenders on online platforms. Those that want to borrow are matched with those that want to lend.
Of a corporation or other business entity, held.
Oppressive; without motion or ventilation; causing a feeling of lassitude.
(RQ:Bacon Sylva Sylvarum)
(quote-book)|title=(w)|chapter=X| passage=He sighed drowsily. The atmosphere of the auction room was close; you weren't allowed to smoke; and altogether he was beginning to regret that he had come.
(senseid) Articulated with the tongue body relatively close to the hard palate.
Strictly confined; carefully guarded.
''a close prisoner''
Out of the way of observation; secluded; secret; hidden.
- He yet kept himself close because of Saul.
(RQ:Spenser Faerie Queene)
Nearly equal; almost evenly balanced.
''a close contest''
''to cut grass or hair close''
Dense; solid; compact.
- The golden globe being put into a press, ... the water made itself way through the pores of that very close metal.
Concise; to the point.
1690, (w), ''Translations'' (Preface)
- Where the original is close no version can reach it in the same compass.
Difficult to obtain.
''Money is close.''
1837, (w), ''Twice-Told Tales'', Volume I: "Mr. Higginbotham's Catastrophe":
- ... he was a crusty old fellow, as close as a vice.
1852-1853, (w), ''House|Bleak House''
- Though a hard-grained man, close, dry, and silent, he can enjoy old wine with the best. He has a priceless bin of port in some artful cellar under the Fields, which is one of his many secrets.
Adhering strictly to a standard or original; exact.
''a close translation''
Accurate; careful; precise; also, attentive; undeviating; strict.
''The patient was kept under close observation.''
An enclosed field.
The common staircase in a tenement.
(RQ:Macaulay History of England)
The interest which one may have in a piece of ground, even though it is not enclosed.
(feminine singular of)
(feminine singular past participle of)