compressed tight
closed closed adj. 1. having an opening obstructed. [Narrower terms: {blind}] Also See: {obstructed}, {sealed}, {shut}, {unopen}, {closed}. Antonym: {open}. [WordNet 1.5]

2. (Math.) of a curve or surface: having no end points or boundary curves; of a set: having members that can be produced by a specific operation on other members of the same set; of an interval: containing both its endpoints. {open} [WordNet 1.5]

3. Being in a position to obstruct an opening; -- especially of doors. [Narrower terms: {fastened, latched}] Also See: {closed}. Antonym: {open}.

Syn: shut, unopen. [WordNet 1.5]

4. having skin drawn so as to obstruct the opening; -- used of mouth or eyes. Opposite of {open}. he sat quietly with closed eyes [Narrower terms: {blinking, winking}; {compressed, tight}; {squinched, squinting}]

Syn: shut. [WordNet 1.5]

5. requiring union membership; -- of a workplace; as, a closed shop. [prenominal] [WordNet 1.5]

6. closed with shutters. [WordNet 1.5]

7. hidden from the public; as, a closed ballot. [WordNet 1.5]

8. not open to the general public; as, a closed meeting. [WordNet 1.5]

9. unsympathetic; -- of a person's attitude. a closed mind unreceptive to new ideas [WordNet 1.5]

10. surrounded by walls. a closed porch

Syn: closed in(predicate). [WordNet 1.5]

11. made compact by bending or doubling over; as, a closed map.

Syn: folded. [WordNet 1.5]

12. closed or fastened with or as if with buttons. [Narrower terms: {buttoned (vs. unbuttoned)}] [WordNet 1.5]

13. not engaged in activity; -- of an organization or business establishment. the airport is closed because of the weather; the many closed shops and factories made the town look deserted

Syn: shut down. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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