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close closed shut
If you close /kləʊz/ something such as a door, you move it so that it covers or fills a hole or gap.
Both closed and shut can be adjectives used after a linking verb.
Only closed can be used in front of a noun. You can talk about a closed window, but not a 'shut' window.
You can say that a road, border, or airport is closed.
Don't say that a road, border, or airport 'is shut'.
|Adj.||1.||closed - not open or affording passage or access; "the many closed streets made travel difficult"; "our neighbors peeped from behind closed curtains"|
obstructed - shut off to passage or view or hindered from action; "a partially obstructed passageway"; "an obstructed view"; "justice obstructed is not justice"
sealed - closed or secured with or as if with a seal; "my lips are sealed"; "the package is still sealed"; "the premises are sealed"
open - affording free passage or access; "open drains"; "the road is open to traffic"; "open ranks"
|2.||closed - (set theory) of an interval that contains both its endpoints|
math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
open - (set theory) of an interval that contains neither of its endpoints
|3.||closed - not open; "the door slammed shut" |
closed - not open or affording passage or access; "the many closed streets made travel difficult"; "our neighbors peeped from behind closed curtains"
|4.||closed - used especially of mouth or eyes; "he sat quietly with closed eyes"; "his eyes were shut against the sunlight"|
|5.||closed - requiring union membership; "a closed shop"|
union - of trade unions; "the union movement"; "union negotiations"; "a union-shop clause in the contract"
|6.||closed - with shutters closed|
shuttered - provided with shutters or shutters as specified; often used in combination; "a church with a shuttered belfry and spire"; "green-shuttered cottages"
|7.||closed - not open to the general public; "a closed meeting"|
restricted - subject to restriction or subjected to restriction; "of restricted importance"
|8.||closed - not having an open mind; "a closed mind unreceptive to new ideas"|
unreceptive - not receptive
|9.||closed - blocked against entry; "a closed porch"|
enclosed - closed in or surrounded or included within; "an enclosed porch"; "an enclosed yard"; "the enclosed check is to cover shipping and handling"
shut open, unlocked, ajar, unfastened, unsealed, unclosed
her eyes were closed → tenía los ojos cerrados
sociology is a closed book to me → la sociología es un misterio para mí
the case is closed (Jur) → el caso está cerrado
behind closed doors (fig) → a puerta cerrada
to have a closed mind → ser de miras estrechas, ser de mente cerrada
it's closed on Sundays → los domingos está cerrado → cierra los domingos
the road is closed to traffic → la carretera está cerrada al tráfico
the door was closed to us (fig) → para nosotros las puertas estaban cerradas
closed season N (Hunting, Fishing) → veda f (Ftbl, Rugby) → temporada f de descanso (de la liga de fútbol)
closed session N (Jur) → sesión f a puerta cerrada
in closed session → en sesión a puerta cerrada
closed shop N (Ind) empresa con todo el personal afiliado obligatoriamente a un solo sindicato