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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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