closing meaning

Pronunciation:   "closing" in a sentence
  • Adjective: closing  klowzing
    1. Final or ending
      "the closing stages of the election"; "the closing weeks of the year"; "the closing scene of the film"; "closing remarks"
    Noun: closing  klowzing
    1. The act of closing something
      - shutting 
    2. The last section of a communication
      - 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"
      - closure 
    4. Termination of operations
      - closure, closedown, shutdown 
    5. A concluding action
      - completion, culmination, windup, mop up
    Verb: close  klowz
    1. Move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut
      "Close the door"
      - shut 
    2. Become closed
      "The windows closed with a loud bang"
      - shut 
    3. 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"
      - close up, fold, shut down, close down 
    4. Finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.)
      "The meeting was closed with a charge by the chairman of the board" 
    5. Come to a close
      "The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin"
      - conclude 
    6. Complete a business deal, negotiation, or an agreement
      "We closed on the house on Friday"; "They closed the deal on the building" 
    7. Be priced or listed when trading stops
      "The stock market closed high this Friday"; "My new stocks closed at $59 last night" 
    8. Engage at close quarters
      "close with the enemy" 
    9. Cause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop 
    10. Change one's body stance so that the forward shoulder and foot are closer to the intended point of impact 
    11. Come together, as if in an embrace
      "Her arms closed around her long lost relative"
      - come together 
    12. Draw near
      "The probe closed with the space station" 
    13. Bring together all the elements or parts of
      "Management closed ranks" 
    14. Bar access to
      "Due to the accident, the road had to be closed for several hours" 
    15. Fill or stop up
      "Can you close the cracks with caulking?"
      - fill up 
    16. Unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of
      "close the circuit"; "close a wound"; "close a book"; "close up an umbrella"
      - close up 
    17. Finish a game in baseball by protecting a lead
      "The relief pitcher closed with two runs in the second inning"

    Derived forms: closings

    See also: closer, closure, concluding, final, last, terminal, terminative, year-end

    Type of: approach, approaching, bar, barricade, block, block off, block up, blockade, bring together, cease, change state, come near, come on, coming, complete, conclusion, draw close, draw near, end, ending, engage, fill, finish, go up, join, motility, motion, move, movement, near, prosecute, pursue, section, stop, subdivision, terminate, termination, trade, turn

    Antonym: open, opening

    Part of: address, narration, recital, speech, yarn

    Encyclopedia: Close Close, Glenn


  • [Business]
    AmE / noun, adjective


    1 [U,C]

    the act of shutting sth such as a factory, hospital, school, etc. permanently:

    The plan includes the closing of some of the company's factories.

    jobs lost because of plant closings

    2 [U,C]

    the act of finishing business for the day, especially on a stock market:

    The Nikkei stock index reached a record high at Friday's closing.

    The Dow Jones was down 3.6% an hour before the closing bell.

    The FTSE has hit a three-month closing low (= the lowest prices at the end of the day for three months).

    3 [U]

    the state of being closed:

    The factory will remain open except for the regular New Year closing.

    4 [U]

    the final stage in a sale, the arranging of a loan, etc. when all the details have been agreed:

    a sale progressing from cold call to closing


    adjective [only before noun]

    coming at the end of sth:

    the closing stages of the deal


  • [Finance]
    1. The end of a trading session. The closing price is quoted in the newspaper.

  • [Law]
    In a real estate transaction, this is the final exchange in which the deed is delivered to the buyer, the title is transferred, and the agreed-on costs are paid.


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  1. police kept a close watch on the vagrants.
  2. we must not run a newspaper behind closed doors.
  3. the evening was closing down tranquilly.
  4. museums are closed to the public on mondays.
  5. they'll close it up next spring.

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