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5 definitions found
 for closing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Close \Close\ (kl[=o]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Closed
     (kl[=o]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. Closing.] [From OF. & F. clos,
     p. p. of clore to close, fr. L. claudere; akin to G.
     schliessen to shut, and to E. clot, cloister, clavicle,
     conclude, sluice. Cf. Clause, n.]
     1. To stop, or fill up, as an opening; to shut; as, to close
        the eyes; to close a door.
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     2. To bring together the parts of; to consolidate; as, to
        close the ranks of an army; -- often used with up.
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     3. To bring to an end or period; to conclude; to complete; to
        finish; to end; to consummate; as, to close a bargain; to
        close a course of instruction.
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              One frugal supper did our studies close. --Dryden.
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     4. To come or gather around; to inclose; to encompass; to
        confine.
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              The depth closed me round about.      --Jonah ii. 5.
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              But now thou dost thyself immure and close
              In some one corner of a feeble heart. --Herbert.
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     A closed sea, a sea within the jurisdiction of some
        particular nation, which controls its navigation.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  closing \closing\ adj.
     final or ending; terminal; as, the closing stages of the
     election; the closing weeks of the year; the closing scene of
     the film; closing remarks. Opposite of opening. [Narrower
     terms: year-end]
     [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  closing \closing\ n.
     1. the act of closing something.
  
     Syn: shutting.
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     2. the last section of a communication.
  
     Syn: conclusion, close, ending.
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     3. termination of operations.
  
     Syn: closure, closedown, shutdown.
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     4. a concluding action.
  
     Syn: completion, culmination, windup, mop up.
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     5. (Commerce) the final action in a commercial transaction,
        especially the meeting between buyer and seller (and in
        some cases mortgagee), or their representatives, in a
        transaction for sale of real estate in which all documents
        are signed and all procedures carried out to complete the
        sale; -- called also real estate closing.
        [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  closing
      adj 1: final or ending; "the closing stages of the election";
             "the closing weeks of the year"; "the closing scene of
             the film"; "closing remarks" [ant: opening]
      n 1: the act of closing something [syn: shutting, closing]
           [ant: opening]
      2: the last section of a communication; "in conclusion I want to
         say..." [syn: conclusion, end, close, closing,
         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" [syn: closing,
         closure]
      4: termination of operations; "they regretted the closure of the
         day care center" [syn: closure, closedown, closing,
         shutdown]
      5: a concluding action [syn: completion, culmination,
         closing, windup, mop up]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  60 Moby Thesaurus words for "closing":
     abandonment, accommodation, adjustment, arrangement, blockade,
     breakoff, capping, cease, ceasing, cessation, close, closure,
     concluding, conclusion, consummative, consummatory, crowning,
     culminating, culminative, decline, desinence, desistance,
     discontinuance, discontinuation, end, ending, eventual, final,
     finish, finishing, hindmost, homestretch, lag, lapse, last lap,
     last round, last stage, latest, latter, occlusion, perfecting,
     perfective, period, relinquishment, renunciation, sealing,
     settlement, shutdown, shutting, shutting up, signature, signing,
     solemnization, stop, stopping, surcease, terminal, terminating,
     termination, ultimate
  
  

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