The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Close \Close\ (kl[=o]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Closed
(kl[=o]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. Closing.] [From OF. & F. clos,
p. p. of clore to close, fr. L. claudere; akin to G.
schliessen to shut, and to E. clot, cloister, clavicle,
conclude, sluice. Cf. Clause, n.]
1. To stop, or fill up, as an opening; to shut; as, to close
the eyes; to close a door.
2. To bring together the parts of; to consolidate; as, to
close the ranks of an army; -- often used with up.
3. 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.
One frugal supper did our studies close. --Dryden.
4. To come or gather around; to inclose; to encompass; to
The depth closed me round about. --Jonah ii. 5.
But now thou dost thyself immure and close
In some one corner of a feeble heart. --Herbert.
A closed sea, a sea within the jurisdiction of some
particular nation, which controls its navigation.