fastened latched
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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  • latched — adj. secured by means of a latch against opening. Syn: fastened. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fastened — adj. 1. affixed. Opposite of {unaffixed}. Syn: secured. [WordNet 1.5] 2. secured against opening; of doors, hatches, etc. Syn: latched. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blind — 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blinking winking — 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • buttoned vs unbuttoned — 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • squinched squinting — 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • latch — latch1 [ lætʃ ] noun count an object for keeping a door, gate, etc. fastened shut, consisting of a metal bar that fits into a hole or SLOT latch latch 2 [ lætʃ ] verb transitive to fasten a door, gate, etc. with a latch ,latch on phrasal verb… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • latch — I UK [lætʃ] / US noun [countable] Word forms latch : singular latch plural latches 1) an object for keeping a door, gate etc fastened shut, consisting of a metal bar that fits into a hole or slot 2) a lock for a door that needs a key to open it… …   English dictionary

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