HyperDic: closing

English > 6 senses of the word closing:
ADJECTIVEallclosingfinal or ending
NOUNactclosing, shuttingthe act of closing something
communicationclosing, conclusion, end, close, endingthe last section of a communication
actclosing, closureapproaching a particular destination
actclosing, closure, closedown, shutdowntermination of operations
actclosing, completion, culmination, windup, mop upa concluding action
closing > pronunciation
Soundsklow'zihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > closing: 6 senses > adjective 1
Meaningfinal or ending.
Examples
  • "the closing stages of the election"
  • "the closing weeks of the year"
  • "the closing scene of the film"
  • "closing remarks"
Narrowerconcluding, final, last, terminalOccurring at or forming an end / end or termination
terminativeComing to an end
year-endtaking place at the close of a fiscal year
OppositeopeningFirst or beginning
Spanishfinal
Catalanfinal
English > closing: 6 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of closing something.
Synonymshutting
Broadermotion, movement, move, motilityA change of position that does not entail a change of location
OppositeopeningThe act of opening something
Spanishcerradura, cerramiento, cierre
Catalantancament
Verbsclosemove so that an opening or passage is obstructed
closebecome closed
closebar access to
closefill or stop up
closecause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop
English > closing: 6 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningThe last section of a communication.
Synonymsconclusion, end, close, ending
Part ofaddress, speechThe act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience
narration, recital, yarnThe act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events
Narroweranticlimax, bathosA change from a serious subject / subject to a disappointing one
epilogue, epilogA short / short passage added at the end of a literary work
epilogue, epilogA short / short speech (often in verse) addressed directly to the audience by an actor at the end of a play
finale, codaThe closing section of a musical composition
peroration(rhetoric) the concluding section of an oration
Broadersection, subdivisionA self-contained part of a larger / larger composition / composition (written or musical)
Spanishcierre, conclusión, finalización, final, terminación
Catalancloenda, conclusió, tancament
Verbsclosecome to a close
English > closing: 6 senses > noun 3, act
Meaningapproaching a particular destination; a coming closer; a narrowing of a gap.
Example"the ship's rapid rate of closing gave them little time to avoid a collision"
Synonymclosure
Broaderapproach, approaching, comingThe act of drawing spatially closer to something
Verbscloseunite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of
closedraw near
closeengage at close quarters
English > closing: 6 senses > noun 4, act
Meaningtermination of operations.
Synonymsclosure, closedown, shutdown
Narrowerbank closingAct of closing down a bank because of a fiscal emergency or failure
layoffThe act of laying off an employee or a work force
plant closingAct of shutting down operation of a plant
Broadertermination, ending, conclusionThe act of ending something
Spanishapagado, cierre, clausura, conclusión, fin
Catalanclausura, tancament
Verbsclosecease to operate or cause to cease operating
English > closing: 6 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningA concluding action.
Synonymscompletion, culmination, windup, mop up
NarrowerconsummationThe act of bringing to completion or fruition
consummationThe completion of marriage by sexual intercourse
finalization, finalisationThe act of finalizing
finish, finishingThe act of finishing
follow-throughcarrying some project or intention to full completion
follow-throughThe act of carrying a stroke to its natural completion
graduationThe successful completion of a program of study
Broadertermination, ending, conclusionThe act of ending something
Spanishconclusión, culminación, finalización
Catalanacabament, conclusió, culminació, finalització
Verbsclosefinish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.)
closecome to a close

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