Closing
Close Close (kl[=o]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Closed} (kl[=o]zd); 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. [1913 Webster]

2. To bring together the parts of; to consolidate; as, to close the ranks of an army; -- often used with up. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

One frugal supper did our studies close. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

4. To come or gather around; to inclose; to encompass; to confine. [1913 Webster]

The depth closed me round about. --Jonah ii. 5. [1913 Webster]

But now thou dost thyself immure and close In some one corner of a feeble heart. --Herbert. [1913 Webster]

{A closed sea}, a sea within the jurisdiction of some particular nation, which controls its navigation. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Closing — may refer to: The closing of a letter or e mail: see Valediction or Complimentary close The termination or closure of a business Closing (real estate), the final step in executing a real estate transaction Closing (sales), making a sale Closing… …   Wikipedia

  • closing — adj. final or ending; terminal; as, the closing stages of the election; the closing weeks of the year; the closing scene of the film; closing remarks. Opposite of {opening}. [Narrower terms: {year end}] [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • closing — n. 1. the act of closing something. Syn: shutting. [WordNet 1.5] 2. the last section of a communication. Syn: conclusion, close, ending. [WordNet 1.5] 3. termination of operations. Syn: closure, closedown, shutdown. [WordNet 1.5] 4. a concluding… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Closing — (im deutschen auch Schließen) ist eine morphologische Basis Operation in der digitalen Bildverarbeitung. Anwendung findet der Operator beim Filtern von Bildern; durch das Schließen lassen sich lokal begrenzte dunkle Störungen in einem Bild… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • closing — ▪ I. closing clos‧ing 1 [ˈkləʊzɪŋ ǁ ˈkloʊ ] noun 1. [countable, uncountable] when a shop or company stops operating permanently: • The risk of injury did not justify the closing of the factory. • The firm has announced a series of short term… …   Financial and business terms

  • closing — I noun 1. the act of closing something (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑shutting • Ant: ↑opening • Derivationally related forms: ↑close, ↑shut ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • closing — clos|ing1 [ˈkləuzıŋ US ˈklou ] adj [only before noun] happening or done at the end of an event or a period of time closing remarks/words/ceremony etc ▪ The judge gave his closing speech to the jury. closing stages/seconds/minutes etc ▪ in the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Closing — The end of a trading session. The closing of a trading day halts trading on exchanges. After hours trading still occurs until 8 pm. An action which will eliminate your position in a security. Closing a position is done by taking an action which… …   Investment dictionary

  • closing — [[t]klo͟ʊzɪŋ[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n The closing part of an activity or period of time is the final part of it. → See also close He entered RAF service in the closing stages of the war... They almost won the match in the closing minutes... The north… …   English dictionary

  • closing — 1 adjective (only before noun) happening or done at the end of a period of time or event: closing remarks/words/speech/ceremony: Yeltsin s closing speech was a call for a referendum on land ownership. | closing stages/seconds/minutes etc: The UN… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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