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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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Discretion prompted him to turn and flee, but hunger and the close proximity of the tempting morsel in the grass before him urged him to remain.
As Tarzan leaped to close quarters with the panther, Teeka had run quickly in and snatched up her balu.
Taug, but a moment before filled with rage toward Tarzan of the Apes, stood close to the battling pair, his red-rimmed, wicked little eyes glaring at them.
Dian told me that the fellow who had stolen her had come upon her from behind while the roaring of the thag had drowned all other noises, and that the first she had known he had disarmed her and thrown her to the back of his lidi, which had been lying down close by waiting for him.
The former crawled close to my side and buried his nose against me.
Juag and I leaped to our feet; but our little craft had now dropped to the trough, and we could see nothing but walls of water close upon either hand.
The sixth form stood close by the door on the left, some thirty in number, mostly great big grown men, as Tom thought, surveying them from a distance with awe; the fifth form behind them, twice their number, and not quite so big.
Some of the sixth stop at the door to turn the whole string of boys into the close.
And now the master of the week has finished, and locked up the big school; and the prepostors of the week come out, sweeping the last remnant of the school fags, who had been loafing about the corners by the fives court, in hopes of a chance of bolting, before them into the close.
They did not know that this awful chamber lay just before them, or it were doubtful that they would have proceeded farther; but they saw that those they sought had come this way and so they followed, but within the gloomy interior of the chamber they halted, the three chiefs urging their followers, in low whispers, to close in behind them, and there just within the entrance they stood until, their eyes becoming accustomed to the dim light, one of them pointed suddenly to the thing lying upon the floor with one foot tangled in the coverings of the dais.
Almost immediately there was a crashing of the underbrush close at hand, and the long, lithe body of his strange companion broke into view.
On one occasion as they were dining upon the carcass of a boar that Sheeta had dispatched, Numa, the lion, grim and terrible, broke through the tangled grasses close beside them.