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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.
References in classic literature ?
We hod to come close down upon the shup afore I could go ahead an' clear o' the shups on the dock- ends.
The dog was lying at Skiff Miller's feet, head close down on paws, ears erect and listening, and eyes that were quick and eager to follow the sound of speech as it fell from the lips of first one and then the other.
I observed also that they had landed, not where they had done when Friday made his escape, but nearer to my creek, where the shore was low, and where a thick wood came almost close down to the sea.
DAMMAM: Activists on Twitter have launched an organized campaign to close down all accounts that are accused of promoting Daesh-related ideologies.
So we decided to close down the television until when this situation improves or when there is an assurance from the authorities," said Aken.
MARDyN (CyHAN)- Responding to allegations that the government is preparing to close down the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoy-lu has called on the CHP to help amend the Constitution to ban the closure of political parties.
Global Banking News-January 23, 2015--Credit Suisse to close down managed lending business
AKEL's Eleni Mavrou said the government has consciously decided to close down CY and that all their actions were serving this purpose.
FAISALABAD -- PTI workers will close down 9 important entry and exit points of Faisalabad on Monday.
The Egyptian authorities continues to close down the Rafah crossing for the fifth day, consequent to the emergency after the terrorist attacks in the Sinai desert.
Admiral was one of Wednesday's biggest fallers, losing 52p to close down at 1522p.
MORE than 200 management institutes have opted to close down over the last three years owing to poor placement offers and the consequent decline in the number of students seeking admission.