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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She did not rebuke Jo with saintly speeches, only loved her better for her passionate affection, and clung more closely to the dear human love, from which our Father never means us to be weaned, but through which He draws us closer to Himself.
Don't tell me, I guess I know," she said drawing closer to him.
She leaned back and drew her veil a little closer about her face.
The sisters shuddered and clung closer to each other, while Heyward instinctively laid his hand on one of the pistols he had just drawn from their holsters, as he placed himself between his charge and those dense shadows that seemed to draw an impenetrable veil before the bosom of the forest.
The wall-paper, as I said before, is torn off in spots, and it sticketh closer than a brother--they must have had perseverance as well as hatred.
But, going up the staircase again, they found the whole interior of the house tenfold, more dismal, and the air closer and heavier, for the glimpse and breath of freedom which they had just snatched.
The closer you penetrated to the substance of his mind, the sounder it appeared.
The shock I had suffered must have sharpened all my senses; I felt sure, at the end of three days and as the result of mere closer attention, that I had not been practiced upon by the servants nor made the object of any "game.
shouted the harpooneers and seamen, running closer to the excited old man: A sharp eye for the White Whale; a sharp lance for Moby Dick
As he was studying it out, Starbuck took a long cutting-spade pole, and with his knife slightly split the end, to insert the letter there, and in that way, hand it to the boat, without its coming any closer to the ship.
my boy," said the farmer, coming closer, "he might have been anything when he was young; look at his nostrils and his ears, the shape of his neck and shoulder; there's a deal of breeding about that horse.
When he talked he caught his victim by the buttonhole, and his face kept coming closer and closer-- which was trying, because his teeth were so bad.