1. not open or affording passage or access;
- Example: "the many closed streets made travel difficult"
- Example: "our neighbors peeped from behind closed curtains"
2. (set theory) of an interval that contains both its endpoints;
3. not open;
- Example: "the door slammed shut"
[syn: shut, unopen, closed]
4. used especially of mouth or eyes;
- Example: "he sat quietly with closed eyes"
- Example: "his eyes were shut against the sunlight"
[syn: closed, shut]
5. requiring union membership;
- Example: "a closed shop"
6. with shutters closed;
7. not open to the general public;
- Example: "a closed meeting"
8. not having an open mind;
- Example: "a closed mind unreceptive to new ideas"
[syn: closed, unsympathetic]
9. blocked against entry;
- Example: "a closed porch"
[syn: closed, closed in(p)]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
buttoned \buttoned\ adj. furnished with buttons or something buttonlike. Opposite of unbuttoned. [Narrower terms: botonee, botonnee; button-down; closed] [WordNet 1.5]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. [1913 Webster] 2. To bring together the parts of; to consolidate; as, to close the ranks of an army; -- often used with up. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] One frugal supper did our studies close. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 4. To come or gather around; to inclose; to encompass; to confine. [1913 Webster] The depth closed me round about. --Jonah ii. 5. [1913 Webster] But now thou dost thyself immure and close In some one corner of a feeble heart. --Herbert. [1913 Webster] A closed sea, a sea within the jurisdiction of some particular nation, which controls its navigation. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
closed \closed\ adj. 1. having an opening obstructed. [Narrower terms: blind] Also See: obstructed, sealed, shut, unopen, closed. Antonym: open. [WordNet 1.5] 2. (Math.) of a curve or surface: having no end points or boundary curves; of a set: having members that can be produced by a specific operation on other members of the same set; of an interval: containing both its endpoints. open [WordNet 1.5] 3. Being in a position to obstruct an opening; -- especially of doors. [Narrower terms: fastened, latched] Also See: closed. Antonym: open. Syn: shut, unopen. [WordNet 1.5] 4. having skin drawn so as to obstruct the opening; -- used of mouth or eyes. Opposite of open. he sat quietly with closed eyes [Narrower terms: blinking, winking; compressed, tight; squinched, squinting] Syn: shut. [WordNet 1.5] 5. requiring union membership; -- of a workplace; as, a closed shop. [prenominal] [WordNet 1.5] 6. closed with shutters. [WordNet 1.5] 7. hidden from the public; as, a closed ballot. [WordNet 1.5] 8. not open to the general public; as, a closed meeting. [WordNet 1.5] 9. unsympathetic; -- of a person's attitude. a closed mind unreceptive to new ideas [WordNet 1.5] 10. surrounded by walls. a closed porch Syn: closed in(predicate). [WordNet 1.5] 11. made compact by bending or doubling over; as, a closed map. Syn: folded. [WordNet 1.5] 12. closed or fastened with or as if with buttons. [Narrower terms: buttoned (vs. unbuttoned)] [WordNet 1.5] 13. not engaged in activity; -- of an organization or business establishment. the airport is closed because of the weather; the many closed shops and factories made the town look deserted Syn: shut down. [WordNet 1.5]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
132 Moby Thesaurus words for "closed": arcane, authoritarian, beyond reach, bigot, bigoted, blank, blind, blind-alley, borne, cabalistic, cecal, censored, choked, choked off, classified, close, closed forever to, closed to, concealed, constricted, contracted, cramped, creedbound, cryptic, dark, dead, dead-end, deaf, deaf to reason, enigmatic, esoteric, fanatical, hermetic, hidden, hidebound, hush-hush, illiberal, impenetrable, impersuadable, impersuasible, impervious, inaccessible, inflexible, inhospitable, insular, latent, little, little-minded, lost to, mean, mean-minded, mean-spirited, mysterious, narrow, narrow-hearted, narrow-minded, narrow-souled, narrow-spirited, nearsighted, obstinate, occult, out of reach, parochial, petty, provincial, purblind, restricted, secret, shortsighted, shut, small, small-minded, smothered, squeezed shut, stifled, straitlaced, strangulated, stuffy, suppressed, top secret, ulterior, un-come-at-able, unaccessible, unamenable, unapproachable, unattainable, unavailable, unbreatheable, uncatholic, uncharitable, uncordial, under security, under wraps, undisclosable, undisclosed, undiscoverable, undivulgable, undivulged, unfriendly, ungenerous, ungettable, ungracious, unhospitable, unimpressionable, uninfluenceable, unliberal, unmovable, unneighborly, unobtainable, unopen, unopened, unpersuadable, unpliable, unprocurable, unreachable, unreceptive, unresponsive, unrevealable, unrevealed, unsecurable, unspoken, unsuggestible, unsusceptible, unswayable, untellable, untold, unutterable, unuttered, unvented, unventilated, unwhisperable, unyielding