closer


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clos·er

 (klō′zər)
n.
1. One that closes: The closer of the shop has to lock up.
2. Baseball A relief pitcher called upon to protect a lead late in a game.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.closer - a person who closes something; "whoever is the closer has to turn out the lights and lock up"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
2.closer - (baseball) a relief pitcher who can protect a lead in the last inning or two of the game
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
relief pitcher, reliever, fireman - a pitcher who does not start the game
slammer - a person who closes things violently; "she's a dramatic slammer of doors"
Adv.1.closer - (comparative of `near' or `close') within a shorter distance; "come closer, my dear!"; "they drew nearer"; "getting nearer to the true explanation"
comparative, comparative degree - the comparative form of an adjective or adverb; "`faster' is the comparative of the adjective `fast'"; "`less famous' is the comparative degree of the adjective `famous'"; "`more surely' is the comparative of the adverb `surely'"
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But the Tree cried to the Nightingale to press closer against the thorn.
But each time the smaller won reluctant consent from the other, and so they came closer and closer to the last line of workers toiling between the enclosure from which they had come and the hill where Gahan of Gathol lay watching, and then suddenly the smaller figure struck its companion full in the face.
On and on I swam, my heart growing lighter at every stroke, for I knew that I was approaching closer and closer to the point where there would be no chance that the waters ahead could be deeper than they were about me.
But even when all these were put up on the masts to catch the wind, the boat did not go nearly as fast as the pirates'--which kept coming on behind, closer and closer.
For more than ten years an interminable lawsuit coiled itself closer and closer round the place, sequestering it from human habitation, and even from human approach.
When he came closer he saw it was a Serpent to all appearance dead.
In his uneasiness Huck found himself drawing closer and closer to the alley; fearing all sorts of dreadful things, and momentarily expecting some catastrophe to happen that would take away his breath.
Omer; 'to see the way she holds on to him, tighter and tighter, and closer and closer, every day, is to see a sight.
Now they were closer to his village than they had been for years, yet safe enough from discovery owing to the uninhabited nature of the intervening jungle and the fear and enmity of Kovudoo's people for The Sheik, who, in time past, had raided and all but exterminated the tribe.
That night, when supper was finished and they sat on the oblong box and pulled at their pipes, the circle of gleaming eyes drew in even closer than before.
The wind is south-south-west, and we can have her up four points closer to the wind, and still be six points off the wind.
The woman shrank closer to the man in terror-stricken anticipation of the horrors lying in wait for them in the awful blackness of the nights to come, when they should be alone upon that wild and lonely shore.