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close

1
restricted or prohibited as to the type of game or fish able to be taken

close

2
1. Law private property, usually enclosed by a fence, hedge, or wall
2. Brit a courtyard or quadrangle enclosed by buildings or an entry leading to such a courtyard
3. Brit a small quiet residential road
4. the precincts of a cathedral or similar building
5. Scot the entry from the street to a tenement building
6. Music another word for cadence. A perfect cadence is called a full close an imperfect one a half close

What does it mean when you dream about closing something?

Closing a door can mean closing a chapter of one’s life. We can also close our hearts to someone or close our eyes to something.

close

[klōs]
(computer science)
To make a file unavailable to a computer program which previously had access to it.
(meteorology)
Colloquially, descriptive of oppressively still, warm, moist air, frequently applied to indoor conditions.

close

1. An enclosed space around or at the side of a building; esp. the neighborhood of a cathedral.
2. A narrow lane leading from a street.

close

(1) To finish reading or writing a document. The close function typically saves any changes made to the document and releases the file so it can be used by another application. Contrast with open.

(2) To exit an application. Contrast with launch.
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When a boy writes a letter to the underwater fish inviting them to visit, he doesn't necessarily expect their enthusiasm; but the lure of mother's pies draws even the largest fish from the ocean and soon a very fishy problem is close at hand. The large fishy drawings are zany, fun embellishments to a compelling story of an invite too good to be true.
Everything is good And brown On I'm here again With a sunshine smile upon my face My friends Are close at hand And all my inhibitions Have disappeared without a trace I'm glad I found Somebody who I can rely on.
With American, British, and Soviet armies at the borders of the Third Reich, the total defeat of Nazi Germany looked close at hand. Most importantly, nearly all of the Wehrmacht generals and SS officers also knew that the jig was up.
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But the general feeling among staff is that a good social life--such as that promoted by having their own pub close at hand and the increase in visits from family and friends--extends longevity.
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Several respondents from the academic and government research sectors felt that the ability to obtain hazard-identification information from gene expression assays, at least for some types of hazards, was close at hand. In the private sector, some felt that such ability was also close at hand, but others felt that lack of reproducibility of assays prevented any effective use of toxicogenomics data.
I encourage you to read these pages with hymnals close at hand. If, like me, you cannot read music, why not gather some members of the choir and invite them to sing?
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THE solution to helping your little ones get to sleep at the night could be close at hand with the launch of the new microwave able Beddy-Bear.
(The only other time you see so many tissue boxes close at hand is in photographs of bordellos.) We also pick up an undeniable association with the atelier, the artist's or writer's studio, where intense creative work takes place.
(Too bad every installation in the real world doesn't include installation services from the top technical talent of every vendor working together around the clock with their own company's engineering experts close at hand.)