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Definitions of close
n. - To stop, or fill up, as an opening; to shut; as, to close the eyes; to close a door. 2
n. - To bring together the parts of; to consolidate; as, to close the ranks of an army; -- often used with up. 2
n. - To bring to an end or period; to conclude; to complete; to finish; to end; to consummate; as, to close a bargain; to close a course of instruction. 2
n. - To come or gather around; to inclose; to encompass; to confine. 2
v. i. - To come together; to unite or coalesce, as the parts of a wound, or parts separated. 2
v. i. - To end, terminate, or come to a period; as, the debate closed at six o'clock. 2
v. i. - To grapple; to engage in hand-to-hand fight. 2
n. - The manner of shutting; the union of parts; junction. 2
n. - Conclusion; cessation; ending; end. 2
n. - A grapple in wrestling. 2
n. - The conclusion of a strain of music; cadence. 2
n. - A double bar marking the end. 2
v. t. - An inclosed place; especially, a small field or piece of land surrounded by a wall, hedge, or fence of any kind; -- specifically, the precinct of a cathedral or abbey. 2
v. t. - A narrow passage leading from a street to a court, and the houses within. 2
v. t. - The interest which one may have in a piece of ground, even though it is not inclosed. 2
v. t. - Shut fast; closed; tight; as, a close box. 2
v. t. - Narrow; confined; as, a close alley; close quarters. 2
v. t. - Oppressive; without motion or ventilation; causing a feeling of lassitude; -- said of the air, weather, etc. 2
v. t. - Strictly confined; carefully quarded; as, a close prisoner. 2
v. t. - Out of the way observation; secluded; secret; hidden. 2
v. t. - Disposed to keep secrets; secretive; reticent. 2
v. t. - Having the parts near each other; dense; solid; compact; as applied to bodies; viscous; tenacious; not volatile, as applied to liquids. 2
v. t. - Concise; to the point; as, close reasoning. 2
v. t. - Adjoining; near; either in space; time, or thought; -- often followed by to. 2
v. t. - Short; as, to cut grass or hair close. 2
v. t. - Intimate; familiar; confidential. 2
v. t. - Nearly equal; almost evenly balanced; as, a close vote. 2
v. t. - Difficult to obtain; as, money is close. 2
v. t. - Parsimonious; stingy. 2
v. t. - Adhering strictly to a standard or original; exact; strict; as, a close translation. 2
v. t. - Accurate; careful; precise; also, attentive; undeviating; strict; not wandering; as, a close observer. 2
v. t. - Uttered with a relatively contracted opening of the mouth, as certain sounds of e and o in French, Italian, and German; -- opposed to open. 2
adv. - In a close manner. 2
adv. - Secretly; darkly. 2

The word "close" uses 5 letters: C E L O S.

Direct anagrams of close:
  coles   socle

Words formed by adding one letter before or after close (in bold), or to celos in any order:
a -   solace   b -   cobles   d -   closed   i -   colies   l -   cellos   m -   celoms   n -   clones   o -   locoes   r -   ceorls   closer   cresol   s -   closes   socles   t -   closet   u -   coleus   oscule   v -   cloves   x -   scolex   z -   clozes  

Shorter words found within close:
cel   cels   col   cole   cols   cos   el   els   es   lo   lose   oe   oes   ole   oles   os   ose   sec   sel   sloe   so   sol   sole  

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