Close v. t. [imp. & p. p. Closed p. pr. & vb. n. Closing.]
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.
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; "they regretted the closure of
the day care center" [syn: closure, closedown, shutdown]
5: a concluding action [syn: completion, culmination, windup,