Meaning of “closed” in the English Dictionary

"closed" in British English

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closedadjective

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.

More examples

  • The bank's closed now, but I can get some money out with my card.
  • The restaurant is always closed on Wednesdays.
  • The road was closed while the vehicles that had been involved in the accident were towed away.
  • The hotel is closed during low season, i.e. from October to March.
  • Is the kitchen door closed, so that the dog cannot get in?
  • The road was closed all day by order of the police.
  • Will patrons kindly note that this shop will be closed on 17 July.

(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 allow free exchanges 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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closedadjective

uk /kləʊzd/ us

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)