Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “close”

close

noun [C, usually singular]
 
 
/kləʊz/
the end of something: bring/draw sth to a close I tried to bring the meeting to a close.at the close of sth At the close of the financial year, the balance amounted to $418 million.
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET the end of a day's trading on a market: the close of business/trading His exit was announced after the close of trading.at the close The IT services specialist was down 7.25p to 196.5p at the close.
(the) close of play FINANCE, STOCK MARKET the end of a working day or of a day's trading: The bank said that a check paid in on Monday cannot be bounced after close of play on Thursday.at/by (the) close of play The share price had almost doubled to 95.5p at close of play on Friday.
(Definition of close noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of close?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “close” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

maiden

a girl or young woman

Word of the Day

Countability – grammar codes

by Dom Glennon​​,
November 26, 2014
Advices and informations Have you ever noticed strange codes in square brackets on entries in Cambridge Dictionaries Online and wondered what they mean? These are grammar codes, giving you a brief summary of how that word behaves grammatically. More information can be obtained by hovering your cursor over the code, and there’s

Read More 

ped-text verb

November 24, 2014
to text someone while walking I’m ped-texting, I’m looking down at my phone, 75 percent of the time.

Read More