close

(redirected from closely)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Idioms.
Related to closely: Closely held, Closely Related

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 periodicals archive ?
The African owl and old German owl pigeon breeds both have short beaks and are closely related, yet the African owl pigeon has a plain head, while the German owl has a head crest.
It then made a further upward adjustment of 3% to the marketability discount, because (1) the partnership was closely held with no real prospect of becoming publicly held, (2) the partnership was relatively small and not well known, (3) there was no present market for the partnership interests and (4) the partnership had a right of first refusal to purchase the interests.
We will be watching closely for new opportunities as they appear, even in Russia and Eastern Europe, although we're quite happy with what we have there already.
Bonobos and chimps are more closely related to humans than they are to gorillas.
Additionally, CPC is authorized to formulate FEI position statements on matters affecting private and closely held companies and communicate those positions to appropriate sources: organizations, government agencies, the academic community and other external interested parties.
Bayer CropScience is monitoring the disease's impact on soybeans in other countries and working closely with Brazilian counterparts.
Now that FAS 150 has been indefinitely delayed, many in the contracting business are watching closely to see if the FASB will attempt to advance the standard in the future.
As a strong partner for over 15 years, Compaq has worked extraordinarily closely with Microsoft throughout the extensive development and beta test phase of Windows XP," said Michael Larson, senior vice president and general manager of the Compaq Access Business Group.
In addition, Navy international program office is working closely with DSCA and the other services to revise the way LOA processing times are counted and ensure that these measures are consistent for all.
Therefore, the Seattle and Maryland isolates were classified as closely related (7,8) to the Georgian outbreak strain.
New accusations that noncitizens voted in the closely contested race between Republican Bob Dornan and Rep.
Between March and June, the percentage of people who said they very closely followed the Simpson trial fell from 23% to 15%, its lowest point since interest peaked at 48% in June 1994 when Simpson was arrested.