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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (5)

1. the act of closing something;
[syn: shutting, closing]

2. the last section of a communication;
- Example: "in conclusion I want to say..."
[syn: conclusion, end, close, closing, ending]

3. approaching 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"
[syn: closing, closure]

4. termination of operations;
- Example: "they regretted the closure of the day care center"
[syn: closure, closedown, closing, shutdown]

5. a concluding action;
[syn: completion, culmination, closing, windup, mop up]


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. final or ending;
- Example: "the closing stages of the election"
- Example: "the closing weeks of the year"
- Example: "the closing scene of the film"
- Example: "closing remarks"


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:

closing \closing\ adj. final or ending; terminal; as, the closing stages of the election; the closing weeks of the year; the closing scene of the film; closing remarks. Opposite of opening. [Narrower terms: year-end] [WordNet 1.5]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

closing \closing\ n. 1. the act of closing something. Syn: shutting. [WordNet 1.5] 2. the last section of a communication. Syn: conclusion, close, ending. [WordNet 1.5] 3. termination of operations. Syn: closure, closedown, shutdown. [WordNet 1.5] 4. a concluding action. Syn: completion, culmination, windup, mop up. [WordNet 1.5] 5. (Commerce) the final action in a commercial transaction, especially the meeting between buyer and seller (and in some cases mortgagee), or their representatives, in a transaction for sale of real estate in which all documents are signed and all procedures carried out to complete the sale; -- called also real estate closing. [PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

closing adj 1: final or ending; "the closing stages of the election"; "the closing weeks of the year"; "the closing scene of the film"; "closing remarks" [ant: opening] n 1: the act of closing something [syn: shutting, closing] [ant: opening] 2: the last section of a communication; "in conclusion I want to say..." [syn: conclusion, end, close, closing, ending] 3: 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" [syn: closing, closure] 4: termination of operations; "they regretted the closure of the day care center" [syn: closure, closedown, closing, shutdown] 5: a concluding action [syn: completion, culmination, closing, windup, mop up]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

60 Moby Thesaurus words for "closing": abandonment, accommodation, adjustment, arrangement, blockade, breakoff, capping, cease, ceasing, cessation, close, closure, concluding, conclusion, consummative, consummatory, crowning, culminating, culminative, decline, desinence, desistance, discontinuance, discontinuation, end, ending, eventual, final, finish, finishing, hindmost, homestretch, lag, lapse, last lap, last round, last stage, latest, latter, occlusion, perfecting, perfective, period, relinquishment, renunciation, sealing, settlement, shutdown, shutting, shutting up, signature, signing, solemnization, stop, stopping, surcease, terminal, terminating, termination, ultimate