closed Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “closed” in the English Dictionary

"closed" in British English

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uk   /kləʊzd/  us   /kloʊzd/

closed adjective (NOT OPEN)

A1 not ​open: It might be less ​draughty if the ​door were closed.A1 not ​open for ​business: All the ​shops were closed, so we couldn't ​buy any ​food.
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closed adjective (ENDED)

finished and ​therefore not ​able to be ​discussed any more : "The ​matter is closed," said the ​headteacher.

closed adjective (NOT ACCEPTING IDEAS)

C2 not ​wanting to ​accept new ​ideas, ​people, ​customs, etc.: You have such a closed ​mind. The setting of the ​novel is the closed ​world of ​banking.
(Definition of closed from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"closed" in American English

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closedadjective [not gradable]

 us   /kloʊzd/

closed adjective [not gradable] (ENDED/STOPPED)

temporarily not ​open for ​business: The ​library is closed on ​Tuesday.

closed adjective [not gradable] (NOT OPEN)

If a ​society or ​economy is closed, it does not ​allowfreeexchanges or ​trade with other ​societies or ​countries.
(Definition of closed from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"closed" in Business English

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uk   us   /kləʊzd/
not ​open for ​business: The bank's closed now, but I can get some ​money out with my ​card. This ​shop will be closed on 17th July.
(Definition of closed from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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