Definition of close noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

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 noun
noun
NAmE//kloʊz//
 
[singular](formal)
 
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the end of a period of time or an activity at the close of the 17th century His life was drawing to a close. Can we bring this meeting to a close? By the close of London trading, Wall Street was up 9.78 points.
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