Definition of Closing

1. Noun. The act of closing something.

Exact synonyms: Shutting
Generic synonyms: Motility, Motion, Move, Movement
Derivative terms: Close, Close, Close, Close, Close, Shut
Antonyms: Opening



2. Adjective. Final or ending. "Closing remarks"

3. Noun. The last section of a communication. "In conclusion I want to say..."
Exact synonyms: Close, Conclusion, End, Ending
Specialized synonyms: Anticlimax, Bathos, Epilog, Epilogue, Epilog, Epilogue, Peroration, Coda, Finale
Generic synonyms: Section, Subdivision
Group relationships: Narration, Recital, Yarn, Address, Speech
Derivative terms: Close, End, End, End

4. Noun. Approaching a particular destination; a coming closer; a narrowing of a gap. "The ship's rapid rate of closing gave them little time to avoid a collision"
Exact synonyms: Closure
Generic synonyms: Approach, Approaching, Coming
Derivative terms: Close, Close, Close, Close

5. Noun. Termination of operations. "They regretted the closure of the day care center"
Exact synonyms: Closedown, Closure, Shutdown
Generic synonyms: Conclusion, Ending, Termination
Specialized synonyms: Plant Closing, Bank Closing, Layoff
Derivative terms: Close Down, Close, Close, Close, Close, Shut Down

6. Noun. A concluding action.

Definition of Closing

1. Noun. The end or conclusion of something ¹

2. Noun. The final procedure in a house sale when documents are signed and recorded. ¹

3. Adjective. Coming after all others. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Closing

1. a concluding part [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Closing

closet drama
closet queen
closetful
closetfuls
closeth
closeting
closetlike
closets
closetsful
closeup
closeup lens
closeups
closh
closing (current term)
closing contraction
closing curtain
closing membranes
closing off
closing price
closing time
closing volume
closings
closiramine aceturate
closish
clost
closterovirus
clostridia
clostridial

Literary usage of Closing

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An Introduction to Entomology by John Henry Comstock (1920)
"This is the closing apparatus of the trachea. The closing of this apparatus and the contraction of the body by the respiratory muscles is supposed to force ..."

2. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1888)
"(For Early closing—if possible.) Is there no way of shortening the boors of overworked shop-assistants without worrying the already mach-worried poor with ..."

3. Manual of Geology: Treating of the Principles of the Science, with Special by James Dwight Dana (1876)
"An account of the Green Mountain revolution, closing the Lower Silurian, ... In the disturbance o closing the Paleozoic, all of the Appalachian region ..."

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