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General dictionaries General (33 matching dictionaries)
  1. close, close, the close: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  2. close: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  3. close: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  4. close: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  5. close, close, close, close, close: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  6. close: Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary, 11th Edition [home, info]
  7. Close, close: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. close: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. Close: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. close: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. close: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. close: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. close: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. close (adj.), close (v.): Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  15. close: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  16. close: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  17. close, close: Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms [home, info]
  18. CLOSE, Close (To The Edit), Close (album), Close (disambiguation), Close (street), Close (surname), The Close: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  19. close: Cambridge International Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs [home, info]
  20. Close: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  21. close: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  22. close: Rhymezone [home, info]
  23. close: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  24. close: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  25. close: All About Homonyms [home, info]
  26. Close: 1911 edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica [home, info]
  27. close: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  28. close: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  29. close: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  30. Close, close: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  31. close: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]

Art dictionaries Art (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. Close: Epicurus.com Cheese Glossary [home, info]
  2. Close: Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (12 matching dictionaries)
  1. Close: MoneyGlossary.com [home, info]
  2. close: Webster's New World Law Dictionary [home, info]
  3. close: Travel Industry Dictionary [home, info]
  4. close: INVESTORWORDS [home, info]
  5. CLOSE: Accounting Glossary [home, info]
  6. close: Glossary of Legal Terms [home, info]
  7. Close: Bloomberg Financial Glossary [home, info]
  8. CLOSE: Bouvier's Law Dictionary 1856 Edition [home, info]
  9. Close: Investopedia [home, info]
  10. Close (street), close: Legal dictionary [home, info]
  11. Close: Financial dictionary [home, info]
  12. close: BusinessDictionary.com [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (3 matching dictionaries)
  1. close: CCI Computer [home, info]
  2. close: Webopedia [home, info]
  3. Close (street), close: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (1 matching dictionary)
  1. Close (street), close: Medical dictionary [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (4 matching dictionaries)
  1. CLOSE: Navajo Code Talkers' Dictionary [home, info]
  2. close: Sound-Alike Words [home, info]
  3. CLOSE: Acronym Finder [home, info]
  4. close: Idioms [home, info]

Science dictionaries Science (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. close: Archaeology Wordsmith [home, info]
  2. -close: PlanetMath Encyclopedia [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. close, close: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

Tech dictionaries Tech (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. Close: Glossary of Cheese Terms [home, info]
  2. Close: Urban Conservation Glossary [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (close)

noun:  the concluding part of any performance
noun:  the last section of a communication
noun:  the temporal end; the concluding time ("They were playing better at the close of the season")
verb:  draw near ("The probe closed with the space station")
verb:  come together, as if in an embrace ("Her arms closed around her long lost relative")
verb:  change one's body stance so that the forward shoulder and foot are closer to the intended point of impact
verb:  cause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop
verb:  engage at close quarters ("Close with the enemy")
verb:  finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.) ("The meeting was closed with a charge by the chairman of the board")
verb:  cease to operate or cause to cease operating ("The owners decided to move and to close the factory")
verb:  be priced or listed when trading stops ("The stock market closed high this Friday")
verb:  finish a game in baseball by protecting a lead ("The relief pitcher closed with two runs in the second inning")
verb:  complete a business deal, negotiation, or an agreement ("We closed on the house on Friday")
verb:  unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of ("Close the circuit")
verb:  move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut ("Close the door")
verb:  become closed ("The windows closed with a loud bang")
verb:  fill or stop up ("Can you close the cracks with caulking?")
verb:  bar access to ("Due to the accident, the road had to be closed for several hours")
verb:  bring together all the elements or parts of ("Management closed ranks")
verb:  come to a close ("The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin")
adjective:  used of hair or haircuts ("A close military haircut")
adjective:  fitting closely but comfortably ("A close fit")
adjective:  confined to specific persons ("A close secret")
adjective:  strictly confined or guarded ("Kept under close custody")
adjective:  of textiles ("A close weave")
adjective:  marked by fidelity to an original ("A close translation")
adjective:  rigorously attentive; strict and thorough ("Close supervision")
adjective:  at or within a short distance in space or time or having elements near each other ("Close to noon")
adjective:  close in relevance or relationship ("A close family")
adjective:  inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information ("Although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it")
adjective:  crowded ("Close quarters")
adjective:  (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched ("A close contest")
adjective:  lacking fresh air ("The dreadfully close atmosphere")
adjective:  not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances ("She was close to tears")
adjective:  giving or spending with reluctance ("Very close (or near) with his money")
adverb:  in an attentive manner ("He remained close on his guard")
adverb:  near in time or place or relationship ("The bullet didn't come close")
name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 25000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #3191)

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