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To remove a gap.
To obstruct (an opening).
To move so that an opening is closed.
(RQ:Byron Childe Harold)
To make (e.g. a gap) smaller.
To move to a position preventing fluid from flowing.
To move to a position allowing electricity to flow.
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.
(RQ:Dryden Juvenal Satires)
To come to an end.
To make a sale.
To make the final outs, usually three, of a game.
To cancel or reverse (a trading position).
- 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.
To do the tasks (putting things away, locking doors, etc.) required to prepare a store or other establishment to shut down for the night.
''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.
*(RQ:Shakespeare Henry 4-1)
- 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.
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...
(RQ:Charlotte Bronte Jane Eyre)
(RQ:Dickens Pickwick Papers)
At a little distance; near.
(RQ:Maxwell Mirror and the Lamp) St. Bede's at this period of its history was perhaps the poorest and most miserable parish in the East End of London. Close-packed, crushed by the buttressed height of the railway viaduct, rendered airless by huge walls of factories, it at once banished lively interest from a stranger's mind and left only a dull oppression of the spirit.
(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.
Out of the way of observation; secluded; secret; hidden.
(RQ:Spenser Faerie Queene)
Nearly equal; almost evenly balanced.
Dense; solid; compact.
(RQ:Locke Human Understanding)
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.
1837, (w), ''Twice-Told Tales'', Volume I: "Mr. Higginbotham's Catastrophe":
- ... he was a crusty old fellow, as close as a vice.
(RQ:Dickens Bleak House)
Adhering strictly to a standard or original; exact.
Accurate; careful; precise; also, attentive; undeviating; strict.
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(R:Bouvier L)
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