"closes" in the noun sense
1. stopping point, finale, finis, finish, last, conclusion, close
the temporal end the concluding time
"the stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell"
"the market was up at the finish"
"they were playing better at the close of the season"
2. conclusion, end, close, closing, ending
the last section of a communication
"in conclusion I want to say..."
3. finale, close, closing curtain, finis
the concluding part of any performance
"closes" in the verb sense
1. close, shut
move so that an opening or passage is obstructed make shut
"Close the door"
"shut the window"
2. close, shut
"The windows closed with a loud bang"
3. close up, close, fold, shut down, close down
cease to operate or cause to cease operating
"The owners decided to move and to close the factory"
"My business closes every night at 8 P.M."
"close up the shop"
finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.
"The meeting was closed with a charge by the chairman of the board"
5. conclude, close
come to a close
"The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin"
complete a business deal, negotiation, or an agreement
"We closed on the house on Friday"
"They closed the deal on the building"
be priced or listed when trading stops
"The stock market closed high this Friday"
"My new stocks closed at $59 last night"
engage at close quarters
"close with the enemy"
cause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop
change one's body stance so that the forward shoulder and foot are closer to the intended point of impact
11. close, come together
come together, as if in an embrace
"Her arms closed around her long lost relative"
"The probe closed with the space station"
bring together all the elements or parts of
"Management closed ranks"
bar access to
"Due to the accident, the road had to be closed for several hours"
15. close, fill up
fill or stop up
"Can you close the cracks with caulking?"
16. close up, close
unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of
"close the circuit"
"close a wound"
"close a book"
"close up an umbrella"
finish a game in baseball by protecting a lead
"The relief pitcher closed with two runs in the second inning"
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