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clos·ing

 (klō′zĭng)
n.
1. The end or conclusion: the closing of a debate.
2. A meeting for completing a transaction, especially one at which contracts are signed transferring ownership of real estate.

closing

(ˈkləʊzɪŋ)
adj
comprising the final part of an activity or period of time

clos•ing

(ˈkloʊ zɪŋ)

n.
1. the end or conclusion, as of a speech.
2. something that closes; a fastening, as of a purse.
3. the final phase of a transaction, esp. the sale of real estate.
[1350–1400]

Closing

 of taverners; a group of innkeepers, 1486.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.closing - the act of closing somethingclosing - the act of closing something  
movement, motility, motion, move - a change of position that does not entail a change of location; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility"
opening - the act of opening something; "the ray of light revealed his cautious opening of the door"
2.closing - the last section of a communication; "in conclusion I want to say..."
anticlimax, bathos - a change from a serious subject to a disappointing one
section, subdivision - a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical); "he always turns first to the business section"; "the history of this work is discussed in the next section"
epilog, epilogue - a short passage added at the end of a literary work; "the epilogue told what eventually happened to the main characters"
epilog, epilogue - a short speech (often in verse) addressed directly to the audience by an actor at the end of a play
peroration - (rhetoric) the concluding section of an oration; "he summarized his main points in his peroration"
coda, finale - the closing section of a musical composition
recital, yarn, narration - the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events; "his narration was hesitant"
speech, address - the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience; "he listened to an address on minor Roman poets"
3.closing - approaching a particular destination; a coming closer; a narrowing of a gap; "the ship's rapid rate of closing gave them little time to avoid a collision"
coming, approach, approaching - the act of drawing spatially closer to something; "the hunter's approach scattered the geese"
4.closing - termination of operations; "they regretted the closure of the day care center"
ending, termination, conclusion - the act of ending something; "the termination of the agreement"
plant closing - act of shutting down operation of a plant
bank closing - act of closing down a bank because of a fiscal emergency or failure
layoff - the act of laying off an employee or a work force
5.closing - a concluding actionclosing - a concluding action      
consummation - the act of bringing to completion or fruition
consummation - the completion of marriage by sexual intercourse
ending, termination, conclusion - the act of ending something; "the termination of the agreement"
finishing, finish - the act of finishing; "his best finish in a major tournament was third"; "the speaker's finishing was greeted with applause"
finalisation, finalization - the act of finalizing
follow-through - carrying some project or intention to full completion; "I appreciated his follow-through on his promise"
follow-through - the act of carrying a stroke to its natural completion; "his follow-through was straight down the line toward the target"; "squash can be dangerous if your opponent has a long follow-through"
graduation - the successful completion of a program of study
Adj.1.closing - final or ending; "the closing stages of the election"; "the closing weeks of the year"; "the closing scene of the film"; "closing remarks"
opening - first or beginning; "the memorable opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth"; "the play's opening scene"

closing

adjective
Coming after all others:
noun
Translations

closing

[ˈkləʊzɪŋ]
A. ADJúltimo, final
closing speechdiscurso m de clausura
in the closing stagesen las últimas etapas
when is closing time?¿a qué hora cierran?
his closing words weresus palabras finales fueron ...
B. CPD closing date Nfecha f tope, fecha f límite
closing down Ncierre m
closing down sale Nliquidación f por cierre
closing entry N (in account) → asiento m de cierre
closing price N (St Ex) → cotización f de cierre
closing time N (Brit) → hora f de cerrar

closing

[ˈkləʊzɪŋ] adj [stages, remarks] → final(e)closing date ndate f de clôtureclosing-down sale [ˌkləʊzɪŋˈdaʊn] n (British)liquidation f (totale) (avant fermeture définitive)closing price n (STOCK EXCHANGE)cours m de clôtureclosing time n [shop, library, pub] → heure f de fermeture

closing

n
(= shutting)Schließung f; (of factory: permanently) → Stilllegung f
(St Ex) → Börsenschluss m
adj
remarks, words etcabschließend, Schluss-; closing arguments (Jur) → Schlussplädoyers pl
(St Ex) closing pricesSchlusskurse pl, → Schlussnotierungen pl

closing

:
closing balance sheet
n (Fin) → Schlussbilanz f
closing date
n (for competition etc) → Einsendeschluss m
closing-down sale
n (Comm) → Räumungsverkauf m
closing scene
n (Theat, TV) → Schlussszene f
closing time
nGeschäfts- or Ladenschluss m; (Brit, in pub) → Polizei- or Sperrstunde f; when is closing?wann schließt die Bank/das Geschäft/der Laden/das Lokal etc?

closing

[ˈkləʊzɪŋ] adj (stages, remarks) → conclusivo/a, finale
closing speech → discorso di chiusura
closing price (Stock Exchange) → prezzo di chiusura
References in classic literature ?
Therefore they worked hard, but not harder than Judge Driscoll and Tom worked against them in the closing days of the canvass.
As we have received certain very disquieting information concerning the value of these shares, we must ask you to adjust the account before closing hours to-day, or we shall be compelled to place the shares upon the market.
This is the final word of a ship's ended journey, the closing word of her toil and of her achievement.
There was a noise as of the opening and closing of the hall door; he heard quick, heavy footsteps along the passage--heard them ascend the stairs--heard them on the uncarpeted floor of the chamber immediately overhead.
When the fourteen years which Nature permits Are closing in asthma, or tumour, or fits, And the vet's unspoken prescription runs To lethal chambers or loaded guns, Then you will find--it's your own affair But .
The closing scene reveals Jocasta slain by her own hand and Oedipus blinded by his own act and praying for death or exile.
FRANCIS CARR BEARD (FELLOW OF THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS OF ENGLAND), IN REMEMBRANCE OF THE TIME WHEN THE CLOSING SCENES OF THIS STORY WERE WRITTEN.
She heard Tess re-ascend the stairs to the first floor, and the departure of Clare, and the closing of the front door behind him.
Meanwhile, from time to time, as he passed the last groups of bourgeois closing their doors, he caught some scraps of their conversation, which broke the thread of his pleasant hypotheses.
He leaned back in his chair, closing his eyes, and, numb with misery, waited for Mildred.
said the prince closing the door behind him, and Tikhon did not hear the slightest sound from the study after that.
Gentlemen," said a voice which sounded strangely unfamiliar in the altered condition affecting the relations of the senses--"gentlemen, you will not move until you hear the closing of the outer door.