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Close

A parcel of land that is surrounded by a boundary of some kind, such as a hedge or a fence. To culminate, complete, finish, or bring to an end. To seal up. To restrict to a certain class. A narrow margin, as in a close election.

A person can close a bank account; a trial may be closed after each lawyer has concluded his or her presentation in the case at bar.

close

(Intimate), adjective allied, bosom, brotherly, confidential, dear, devoted, faithful, familiar, fast, fraternal, friendly, inseparable, strongly attached
Associated concepts: close corporation, closely held

close

(Near), adjective adjacent, adjoining, approximate, at hand, bordering, close at hand, close by, coming, contiguous, forthcoming, handy, imminent, in close proximity, in the area, in the neighborrood, in the vicinity, near at hand, nearby, neighboring, nigh, propinquus, proximal, proximate, tangent, touching, vicinal
Associated concepts: close confinement, close proximity

close

(Rigorous), adjective assiduous, attentive, conscientious, diligent, earnest, exact, hard, harsh, keen, meticulous, parcus, precise, punctilious, rigid, scrupulous, severe, sharp, stiff, strict, stringent, tenax, uncompromising, unremitting, unsparing

close

(Conclusion), noun adjournment, cessation, closing, closure, completion, conclusio, consummation, discontinuance, discontinuation, end, ending, expiration, finis, finish, last part, last stage, omega, peroration, shutdown, stoppage, termination, terminus, windup
Associated concepts: the close of a trial, the closing on a real estate transaction

close

(Enclosed area), noun compound, confine, court, courtyard, enclosure, grounds, pen, precinct, square, yard
Associated concepts: breaking the close

close

(Agree), verb accept an offer, arrive at an agreeeent, bargain, come to an arrangement, come to an unnerstanding, come to terms, consent, endorse, enter into a contractual obligation, establish by agreement, execute, finalize an agreement, fix by agreement, give assurrnce, go to contract, guarantee, make a bargain, make an agreement, negotiate, pacisci, seek accord, settle, strike a bargain, subscribe, undertake, underwrite
Associated concepts: close a business transaction, close a real estate transaction

close

(Terminate), verb apply the closure, break off, bring to an end, call a halt, cause a stoppage, cease, come to a stop, come to an end, complete, conclude, consummate, discontinue, dispatch, dispose of, eliminate, end, expire, finish, finish up, fulfill, halt, have run its course, interrupt, make an end of, make inactive, operire, proseeute to a conclusion, put a stop to, run out, shut down, stop, surcease, suspend, suspend operation, wind up
Associated concepts: close a bank account, close a case, close a grand jury investigation, close an investigation
See also: abandon, approximate, block, brief, cease, cessation, clog, cognate, coherent, cohesive, compact, comparable, complete, conclude, conclusion, constrict, contestable, contiguous, culminate, death, defeasance, denouement, discontinue, dispatch, dissolution, end, exact, expiration, expire, extremity, faithful, finality, finish, future, grapple, halt, hidden, illiberal, immediate, imminent, inarticulate, indivisible, inhibit, inseparable, instant, intense, intimate, literal, local, lock, moratorium, noncommittal, obturate, occlude, outcome, pendent, pending, penurious, populous, precise, present, proximate, secret, shut, similar, solid, stop, strict, taciturn, terminate, termination

close

1 private property, usually enclosed by a fence, hedge, or wall.
2 a courtyard or quadrangle enclosed by buildings or an entry leading to such a courtyard.
3 the entry from the street to a tenement building.

CLOSE. Signifies the interest in the soil, and not merely a close or enclosure in the common acceptation of the term. Doct. & Stud. 307 East, 207 2 Stra. 1004; 6 East, 1541 Burr. 133 1 Ch. R. 160.
     2. In every case where one man has a right to exclude another from his land, the law encircles it, if not already enclosed, with an imaginary fence; and entitles him to a compensation in damages for the injury he sustains by the act of another passing through his boundary, denominating the injurious act a breach of the enclosure. Hamm. N. P. 151; Doct. & Stud. dial. 1, c. 8, p. 30; 2 Whart. 430.
     3. An ejectment will not lie for a close. 11 Rep. 55; 1 Rolle's R. 55 Salk. 254 Cro. Eliz. 235; Adams on Eject. 24.

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So the Nightingale pressed closer against the thorn, and the thorn touched her heart, and a fierce pang of pain shot through her.
Relaxing his bowstring, he returned the arrow to the quiver and, throwing the bow about his shoulder, stepped closer to the pinioned beast.
The shining object still lured him on and when he had come closer to it his eyes went wide in surprise, for the thing they saw was naught else than the jewel-encrusted emblem upon the prow of a small flier.
Closer behind him sounded the roar of the hunting banth.
Beside them lay two of Bulan's five, so that now the little party was reduced to four--and the problem that had faced Professor Maxon was so much closer to its own solution.
With the coming of night in the mid-afternoon, the cries sounded closer as the pursuers drew in according to their custom; and the dogs grew excited and frightened, and were guilty of panics that tangled the traces and further depressed the two men.
Taug saw him depart, and then, quite casually, the big beast hunted closer and closer to Teeka in his search for food.
Manu, the monkey, chattered and scolded as Tarzan passed, and though he was not afraid of the familiar figure of the ape-boy, he hugged closer to him the little brown body of his life's companion.
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