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cleavable
adjective Date: circa 1846 capable of being split
cleavage
noun Date: 1816 1. a. the quality of a crystallized substance or rock of splitting along definite planes; also the occurrence of such splitting b. a fragment (as of a ...
cleave
I. intransitive verb (cleaved or clove; also clave; cleaved; cleaving) Etymology: Middle English clevien, from Old English clifian; akin to Old High German kleben to stick ...
cleaver
noun Date: 15th century 1. one that cleaves; especially a butcher's implement for cutting animal carcasses into joints or pieces 2. a prehistoric stone tool having a sharp ...
cleavers
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Etymology: Middle English clivre, alteration of Old English clife burdock, cleavers; akin to Old English clifian Date: 14th ...
Cleburne
geographical name city NE central Texas population 26,005
Clee Hills
geographical name hills W England in S Shropshire
cleek
noun Etymology: Middle English (northern) cleke, from cleken to clutch Date: 15th century chiefly Scottish a large hook (as for a pot over a fire)
clef
noun Etymology: French, literally, key, from Old French, from Latin clavis — more at clavicle Date: circa 1577 a sign placed at the beginning of a musical staff to determine ...
cleft
I. noun Etymology: Middle English clift, from Old English geclyft; akin to Old English clēofan to cleave Date: 14th century 1. a space or opening made by or as if by ...
cleft lip
noun Date: circa 1882 a birth defect characterized by one or more clefts in the upper lip resulting from failure of the embryonic parts of the lip to unite — called also ...
cleft palate
noun Date: 1847 congenital fissure of the roof of the mouth
cleidoic
adjective Etymology: Greek kleidoun to fasten, lock in, from kleid-, kleis key — more at clavicle Date: 1931 of an egg enclosed in a relatively impervious shell which ...
Cleisthenes
or Clisthenes biographical name circa 570-after 508 B.C. Athenian statesman
cleistogamic
adjective see cleistogamous
cleistogamous
also cleistogamic adjective Etymology: Greek kleistos closed (from kleiein to close) + International Scientific Vocabulary -gamous — more at clavicle Date: 1874 ...
cleistogamously
adverb see cleistogamous
cleistogamy
noun see cleistogamous
clematis
noun Etymology: New Latin, genus name, from Latin, from Greek klēmatis brushwood, clematis, from klēmat-, klēma twig, from klan to break — more at clast Date: 1578 any ...
Clemenceau
biographical name Georges 1841-1929 French statesman
clemency
noun (plural -cies) Date: 15th century 1. a. disposition to be merciful and especially to moderate the severity of punishment due b. an act or instance of leniency 2. ...
Clemens
biographical name Samuel Langhorne 1835-1910 pseudonym Mark Twain American writer
clement
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin clement-, clemens Date: 15th century 1. inclined to be merciful ; lenient 2. mild • clemently adverb
Clement
biographical name name of 14 popes: especially VII (Giulio de' Medici ) 1478-1534 (pope 1523-34)
Clement of Alexandria
biographical name Saint circa 150-between 211 and 215 Titus Flavius Clemens Greek Christian theologian & church father
Clementi
biographical name Muzio 1752-1832 Italian pianist & composer in England
clementine
noun Etymology: French clémentine probably from Clément Rodier, French priest who discovered the hybrid circa 1902 Date: 1943 a small nearly seedless citrus fruit that is ...
clemently
adverb see clement
clench
transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Old English -clencan; akin to Old English clingan to cling Date: 13th century 1. clinch 2 2. to hold fast ; clutch 3. to ...
Cleomenes
biographical name name of 3 kings of Sparta: especially III (reigned 235-222 B.C.)
Cleopatra
biographical name 69-30 B.C. queen of Egypt (51-30)
clepe
transitive verb (cleped; yclept; also cleped or ycleped; cleping) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English clipian to speak, call; akin to Old Frisian kleppa to ring Date: ...
clepsydra
noun (plural -dras or clepsydrae) Etymology: Latin, from Greek klepsydra, from kleptein to steal + hydōr water — more at klept-, water Date: 1580 water clock
clerestory
also clearstory noun Etymology: Middle English, from clere clear + story Date: 15th century 1. an outside wall of a room or building that rises above an adjoining roof and ...
clergy
noun (plural clergies) Etymology: Middle English clergie, from Anglo-French, from clerc clergyman Date: 13th century 1. a group ordained to perform pastoral or sacerdotal ...
clergyman
noun Date: 1577 a member of the clergy
clergyperson
noun Date: 1976 a member of the clergy
clergywoman
noun Date: 1673 a woman who is a member of the clergy
cleric
noun Etymology: Late Latin clericus Date: 1621 a member of the clergy
clerical
I. adjective Date: 1592 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of the clergy 2. of or relating to a clerk • clerically adverb II. noun Date: 1605 1. a member of the ...
clerical collar
noun Date: 1948 a narrow stiffly upright white collar worn buttoned at the back of the neck by members of the clergy
clericalism
noun Date: 1864 a policy of maintaining or increasing the power of a religious hierarchy
clericalist
noun Date: 1881 one who favors maintained or increased ecclesiastical power and influence
clerically
adverb see clerical I
clerihew
noun Etymology: Edmund Clerihew Bentley died 1956 English writer Date: 1928 a light verse quatrain rhyming aabb and usually dealing with a person named in the initial rhyme
clerisy
noun Etymology: German Klerisei clergy, from Medieval Latin clericia, from Late Latin clericus cleric Date: 1818 intelligentsia
clerk
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French clerk & Old English cleric, clerc, both from Late Latin clericus, from Late Greek klērikos, from Greek klēros lot, ...
clerkly
adjective Date: 15th century 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of a clerk 2. archaic scholarly • clerkly adverb
clerkship
noun see clerk I
Clermont-Ferrand
geographical name city S central France in Allier valley on edge of Auvergne Mountains population 140,167
Cleveland
I. biographical name (Stephen) Grover 1837-1908 22d & 24th president of the United States (1885-89; 1893-97) II. geographical name 1. city & port NE Ohio on Lake Erie ...
Cleveland bay
noun Etymology: Cleveland, former district in North Yorkshire, England Date: 1796 any of a breed of large strong horses of English origin that are uniformly bay with black ...
Cleveland Heights
geographical name city NE Ohio E of Cleveland population 49,958
Cleveland, Mount
geographical name mountain 10,455 feet (3185 meters) N Montana; highest in Glacier National Park
Clevelander
noun see Cleveland II
clever
adjective Etymology: Middle English cliver, perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Danish dialect kløver alert, skillful Date: circa 1595 1. a. skillful or adroit in ...
cleverish
adjective see clever
cleverly
adverb see clever
cleverness
noun see clever
clevis
noun Etymology: earlier clevi, perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse kljufa to split — more at cleave Date: 1592 shackle 3
clew
I. noun Etymology: Middle English clewe, from Old English cliewen; akin to Old High German kliuwa ball, Sanskrit glauḥ lump Date: before 12th century 1. a ball of thread, ...
Cliburn
biographical name Van 1934- Harvey Lavan Cliburn American pianist
cliché
also cliche noun Etymology: French, literally, printer's stereotype, from past participle of clicher to stereotype, of imitative origin Date: 1892 1. a trite phrase or ...
cliche
noun see cliché
clichéd
adjective Date: 1928 1. marked by or abounding in clichés 2. hackneyed
Clichy
geographical name commune N France NW of Paris population 48,204
click
I. verb Etymology: probably imitative Date: 1581 transitive verb 1. to strike, move, or produce with a click 2. to select especially in a computer interface by ...
click beetle
noun Date: 1835 any of a family (Elateridae) of beetles able to right themselves with a click when inverted by flexing the articulation between the prothorax and mesothorax
click stop
noun Date: 1950 a turnable control device (as for a camera diaphragm opening) that engages with a definite click at specific settings
clickable
adjective see click I
clicker
noun Date: 1985 remote control 2
client
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French client, from Latin client-, cliens; perhaps akin to Latin clinare to lean — more at lean Date: 14th ...
client state
noun Date: 1918 a country that is economically, politically, or militarily dependent on another country
clientage
noun see client
cliental
adjective see client
clientele
noun Etymology: French clientèle, from Latin clientela, from client-, cliens Date: circa 1587 a body of clients
clientless
adjective see client
cliff
noun Etymology: Middle English clif, from Old English; akin to Old High German klep cliff, Old Norse klif Date: before 12th century a very steep, vertical, or overhanging face ...
cliff dweller
noun Date: 1881 1. often capitalized C&D a. a member of a prehistoric American Indian people of the southwestern United States who built their homes on rock ledges or in ...
cliff dwelling
noun see cliff dweller
cliff swallow
noun Date: 1825 a colonial swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) of the New World with a pale buff rump and dark throat patch that builds mud nests resembling jugs especially ...
cliff-hang
intransitive verb Etymology: back-formation from cliff-hanger Date: 1946 to await the outcome of a suspenseful situation
cliff-hanger
noun Date: circa 1937 1. an adventure serial or melodrama; especially one presented in installments each ending in suspense 2. a contest whose outcome is in doubt up to the ...
cliff-hanging
adjective see cliff-hanger
Cliffside Park
geographical name borough NE New Jersey population 23,007
cliffy
adjective see cliff
Clifton
geographical name city NE New Jersey N of Newark population 78,672
climacteric
I. adjective Etymology: Latin climactericus, from Greek klimaktērikos, from klimaktēr critical point, literally, rung of a ladder, from klimak-, klimax ladder Date: 1582 1. ...
climactic
adjective Date: 1870 of, relating to, or constituting a climax
climactically
adverb see climactic
climate
noun Etymology: Middle English climat, from Middle French, from Late Latin climat-, clima, from Greek klimat-, klima inclination, latitude, climate, from klinein to lean — more ...
climatic
adjective Date: circa 1828 1. of or relating to climate 2. resulting from or influenced by the climate rather than the soil — compare edaphic 2 • climatically adverb
climatic climax
noun Date: 1916 the one of the ecological climaxes possible in a particular climatic area whose stability is directly due to the influence of climate — compare edaphic ...
climatically
adverb see climatic
climatological
adjective see climatology
climatologically
adverb see climatology
climatologist
noun see climatology
climatology
noun Date: 1842 the science that deals with climates and their phenomena • climatological adjective • climatologically adverb • climatologist noun
climax
I. noun Etymology: Late Latin, from Greek klimax, literally, ladder, from klinein to lean Date: circa 1550 1. a figure of speech in which a series of phrases or sentences is ...
climaxless
adjective see climax I
climb
I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Old English climban; probably akin to Old English clifian to adhere — more at cleave Date: before 12th century intransitive verb 1. ...
climb down
intransitive verb Date: 1864 back down • climbdown noun
climbable
adjective see climb I
climbdown
noun see climb down
climber
noun Date: 15th century 1. a. one that climbs or helps in climbing b. a vine or twining plant (as a rose or sweet pea) that readily grows up a support or over other ...
climbing iron
noun Date: 1857 a steel framework with spikes attached that may be affixed to one's boots for climbing (as a pole or tree)
climbing wall
noun Date: 1985 a wall specially designed for climbing and often built to simulate a rocky surface
clime
noun Etymology: Late Latin clima Date: 14th century climate
clin
abbreviation clinical
clinal
adjective see cline
clinally
adverb see cline
Clinch
geographical name river about 300 miles (480 kilometers) SW Virginia & E Tennessee flowing SW into Tennessee River
clinch
I. verb Etymology: probably alteration of clench Date: 1542 transitive verb 1. clench 3 2. a. to turn over or flatten the protruding pointed end of (a driven nail); ...
clincher
noun Date: 1703 one that clinches: as a. a decisive fact, argument, act, or remark b. a tire with flanged beads fitting into the wheel rim
clinchingly
adverb see clinch I
cline
noun Etymology: Greek klinein Date: 1938 a gradient of morphological or physiological change in a group of related organisms usually along a line of environmental or ...
cling
I. intransitive verb (clung; clinging) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English clingan; akin to Old High German klunga tangled ball of thread Date: before 12th century 1. ...
clinger
noun see cling I
Clingmans Dome
geographical name mountain 6643 feet (2025 meters) on North Carolina-Tennessee boundary; highest in Great Smoky Mountains
clingstone
noun Date: 1705 any of various stone fruits (as some peaches or plums) with flesh that adheres strongly to the pit
clingy
adjective see cling I
clinic
noun Etymology: French clinique, from Greek klinikē medical practice at the sickbed, from feminine of klinikos of a bed, from klinē bed, from klinein to lean, recline — more ...
clinical
adjective Date: circa 1728 1. of, relating to, or conducted in or as if in a clinic: as a. involving direct observation of the patient b. based on or characterized by ...
clinical thermometer
noun Date: 1875 a thermometer for measuring body temperature that has a constriction in the tube above the bulb preventing movement of the column of liquid downward once it ...
clinical trial
noun Date: 1946 a scientifically controlled study of the safety and effectiveness of a therapeutic agent (as a drug or vaccine) using consenting human subjects
clinically
adverb see clinical
clinician
noun Date: 1875 1. a person qualified in the clinical practice of medicine, psychiatry, or psychology as distinguished from one specializing in laboratory or research ...
clinicopathologic
or clinicopathological adjective Etymology: clinical Date: 1898 relating to or concerned both with the signs and symptoms directly observable by the physician and with the ...
clinicopathological
adjective see clinicopathologic
clinicopathologically
adverb see clinicopathologic
clink
I. verb Etymology: Middle English, of imitative origin Date: 14th century intransitive verb to give out a slight sharp short metallic sound transitive verb to cause to ...
clinker
I. noun Etymology: alteration of earlier klincard a hard yellowish Dutch brick Date: 1641 1. a brick that has been burned too much in the kiln 2. stony matter fused ...
clinker-built
adjective Etymology: clinker, noun, clinch Date: 1769 having the external planks or plates overlapping like the clapboards on a house
clinkety-clank
noun Etymology: imitative Date: 1901 a repeated usually rhythmic clanking sound
clinometer
noun Etymology: Greek klinein to lean Date: 1811 any of various instruments for measuring angles of elevation or inclination
clinquant
I. adjective Etymology: Middle French, from present participle of clinquer to glitter, literally, to clink, of imitative origin Date: 1591 glittering with gold or tinsel II. ...
Clinton
I. biographical name De Witt 1769-1828 American statesman II. biographical name George 1739-1812 vice president of the United States (1805-12) III. biographical name Sir ...
clintonia
noun Etymology: New Latin, genus name, from DeWitt Clinton Date: 1843 any of a genus (Clintonia) of herbs of the lily family with yellow, white, or purplish flowers
Clio
noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek Kleiō Date: 1557 1. the Greek Muse of history 2. plural Clios a statuette awarded annually by a professional organization for notable ...
cliometric
adjective see cliometrics
cliometrician
noun see cliometrics
cliometrics
noun plural but singular in construction Etymology: Clio + -metrics (as in econometrics) Date: 1960 the application of methods developed in other fields (as economics, ...
clip
I. transitive verb (clipped; clipping) Etymology: Middle English clippen, from Old English clyppan; akin to Old High German klāftra fathom, Lithuanian globti to embrace Date: ...
clip art
noun Date: 1968 ready-made usually copyright-free illustrations sold in books or as part of a software package from which they may be cut and pasted or inserted as artwork
clip joint
noun Date: 1932 1. slang a place of public entertainment (as a nightclub) that makes a practice of defrauding patrons (as by overcharging) 2. slang a business that makes a ...
clip-clop
noun Etymology: imitative Date: 1884 the sound made by or as if by a horse walking on a hard surface • clip-clop intransitive verb
clip-on
adjective Date: 1909 attached with a clip • clip-on noun
clipboard
noun Date: 1885 1. a small writing board with a clip at the top for holding papers 2. a section of computer memory that temporarily stores data (as text or a graphics ...
clipper
noun Date: 14th century 1. one that clips something 2. an implement for clipping especially hair, fingernails, or toenails — usually used in plural 3. a. one that ...
clipping
noun Date: 15th century something that is clipped off or out of something else ; especially an item clipped from a publication
clipsheet
noun Date: 1926 a sheet of newspaper material issued by an organization for clipping and reprinting
clique
noun Etymology: French Date: 1711 a narrow exclusive circle or group of persons; especially one held together by common interests, views, or purposes • cliquey adjective ...
cliquey
adjective see clique
cliquish
adjective see clique
cliquishly
adverb see clique
cliquishness
noun see clique
Clisthenes
biographical name see Cleisthenes
clitellum
noun (plural clitella) Etymology: New Latin, alteration of Latin clitellae packsaddle Date: 1839 a thickened glandular section of the body wall of some annelids that secretes ...
clitic
noun Etymology: enclitic or proclitic Date: 1946 a word that is treated in pronunciation as forming a part of a neighboring word and that is often unaccented or contracted
clitoral
adjective see clitoris
clitorectomy
noun see clitoridectomy
clitoric
adjective see clitoris
clitoridectomy
also clitorectomy noun (plural -mies) Date: 1866 excision of all or part of the clitoris
clitoris
noun (plural clitorises; also clitorides) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek kleitoris Date: 1615 a small erectile organ at the anterior or ventral part of the vulva ...
Clive
biographical name Robert 1725-1774 Baron Clive of Plassey British general & founder of the empire of British India
clivia
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Lady Charlotte Clive died 1866 duchess of Northumberland Date: 1828 any of a genus (Clivia) of perennial evergreen South African herbs of the ...
clk
abbreviation clerk
clo
abbreviation clothing
cloaca
noun (plural cloacae) Etymology: Latin; akin to Greek klyzein to wash — more at clyster Date: 1599 1. sewer III 2. [New Latin, from Latin] the common chamber into which ...
cloacal
adjective see cloaca
cloak
I. noun Etymology: Middle English cloke, from Anglo-French cloque bell, cloak, from Medieval Latin clocca bell; from its shape Date: 13th century 1. a loose outer garment 2. ...
cloak-and-dagger
adjective Date: 1860 dealing in or suggestive of melodramatic intrigue and action usually involving secret agents and espionage • cloak-and-dagger noun
cloakroom
noun Date: circa 1852 1. a. a room in which outdoor clothing may be placed during one's stay b. checkroom 2. an anteroom of a legislative chamber where members may ...
clobber
I. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1879 slang British clothes 1 II. transitive verb (clobbered; clobbering) Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1943 1. to pound ...
clochard
noun Etymology: French, from clocher to limp, from Vulgar Latin *cloppicare, from Late Latin cloppus lame Date: 1937 tramp, vagrant
cloche
noun Etymology: French, literally, bell, from Medieval Latin clocca Date: 1882 1. a transparent plant cover used outdoors especially for protection against cold 2. a woman's ...
clock
I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English clok, from Middle Dutch clocke bell, clock, from Old French or Medieval Latin; Old French dialect (Picard) cloque ...
clock radio
noun Date: 1949 a combination clock and radio device in which the clock can be set to turn on the radio at a designated time
clock-watcher
noun Date: 1911 a person (as a worker or student) who keeps close watch on the passage of time • clock-watching noun
clock-watching
noun see clock-watcher
clocker
noun see clock II
clocklike
adjective Date: 1609 unusually regular, undeviating, and precise
clockwise
adverb Date: 1888 in the direction in which the hands of a clock rotate as viewed from in front or as if standing on a clock face • clockwise adjective
clockwork
noun Date: 1628 1. the inner workings of something 2. the machinery (as springs and a train of gears) that run a clock; also a similar mechanism running a mechanical device ...
clod
noun Etymology: Middle English clodde, from Old English clod- (in clodhamer fieldfare) Date: 15th century 1. a. a lump or mass especially of earth or clay b. soil, ...
cloddish
adjective see clod
cloddishness
noun see clod
cloddy
adjective see clod
clodhopper
noun Date: 1709 1. a clumsy and uncouth rustic 2. a large heavy work shoe or boot
clodhopping
adjective Date: 1787 boorish, rude
clodpole
noun see clodpoll
clodpoll
or clodpole noun Date: 1601 blockhead
clofibrate
noun Etymology: perhaps from chlor- + fibr- + 1-ate Date: 1964 a compound C12H15ClO3 used especially to lower abnormally high concentrations of fats and cholesterol in the ...
clog
I. noun Etymology: Middle English clogge short thick piece of wood Date: 14th century 1. a. a weight attached especially to an animal to hinder motion b. something that ...
clog dance
noun Date: 1869 a dance in which the performer wears clogs and beats out a clattering rhythm on the floor • clog dancer noun • clog dancing noun
clog dancer
noun see clog dance
clog dancing
noun see clog dance
clogger
noun see clog II
cloisonné
also cloisonne adjective Etymology: French, from past participle of cloisonner to partition Date: 1863 of, relating to, or being a style of enamel decoration in which the ...
cloisonne
adjective see cloisonné
cloister
I. noun Etymology: Middle English cloistre, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin claustrum, from Latin, bar, bolt, from claudere to close — more at close Date: 13th ...
cloistered
adjective Date: 1581 1. being or living in or as if in a cloister 2. providing shelter from contact with the outside world
cloistral
adjective Date: 1605 of, relating to, or suggestive of a cloister
cloistress
noun Date: 1601 obsolete nun
clomiphene
noun Etymology: chlor- + amine + -phene (from phenyl) Date: 1963 a synthetic drug C26H28ClNO used in the form of its citrate to induce ovulation
clomipramine
noun Etymology: chlor- + imipramine Date: 1975 a tricyclic antidepressant C19H23ClN2 — used in the form of its hydrochloride to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder
clomp
intransitive verb Etymology: by alteration Date: 1829 clump 1
clonal
adjective see clone I
clonally
adverb see clone I
clonazepam
noun Etymology: chlor- + phenyl + -azepam (as in diazepam) Date: 1970 a benzodiazepine C15H10ClN303 — used especially as an anticonvulsant in the treatment of epilepsy
clone
I. noun Etymology: Greek klōn twig, slip; akin to Greek klan to break — more at clast Date: 1903 1. a. the aggregate of genetically identical cells or organisms ...
cloner
noun see clone II
clonic
adjective see clonus
clonicity
noun see clonus
clonidine
noun Etymology: chlor- + aniline + imide + 2-ine Date: 1970 an antihypertensive drug C9H9Cl2N3 used especially to treat essential hypertension, to prevent migraine headache, ...
clonk
verb Etymology: imitative Date: 1930 intransitive verb to make a dull hollow thumping sound transitive verb to cause to clonk • clonk noun
Clonmel
geographical name town S Ireland capital of County Tipperary population 11,759
clonus
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek klonos agitation — more at hold Date: 1817 a rapid succession of alternating contractions and partial relaxations of a muscle occurring ...
cloot
noun Etymology: perhaps akin to Old English *clēat — more at cleat Date: 1725 1. Scottish a cloven hoof 2. plural, capitalized, Scottish Clootie
Clootie
noun Etymology: diminutive of cloot Date: 1785 chiefly Scottish — used as a name of the devil
Cloots
biographical name Baron de 1755-1794 Jean-Baptiste du Val-de-Grâce; known as Anacharsis Cloots Prussian-French revolutionary
clop
noun Etymology: imitative Date: 1841 a sound made by or as if by a hoof or wooden shoe against the pavement • clop intransitive verb
clop-clop
noun Date: 1841 a sound of rhythmically repeated clops • clop-clop intransitive verb
cloque
also cloqué noun Etymology: French cloqué, from past participle of cloquer to become blistered, from French dialect (Picard) cloque bell, bubble, from Medieval Latin clocca ...
cloqué
noun see cloque
closable
adjective see close I
Close
biographical name Chuck 1940- Charles Thomas Close American painter
close
I. verb (closed; closing) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French clos-, stem of clore, from Latin claudere to shut, close; perhaps akin to Greek kleiein to close — more ...
close call
noun Date: 1881 a narrow escape
close corporation
noun Date: circa 1902 a corporation whose stock is not publicly traded but held by a few persons (as those in management)
close in
verb Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to encircle closely and isolate 2. to enshroud to such an extent as to preclude entrance or exit intransitive verb 1. to ...
close one's doors
phrasal 1. to refuse admission 2. to go out of business
close one's eyes to
phrasal to ignore deliberately
close order
noun Date: circa 1797 an arrangement of troops in a typical marching formation
close out
verb Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. exclude b. preclude 2. a. to dispose of a whole stock of by sale b. to dispose of (a business) c. sell ...
close quarters
noun plural Date: 1809 immediate contact or close range
close ranks
phrasal to unite in a concerted stand especially to meet a challenge
close shave
noun Date: 1834 a narrow escape
close the door
phrasal to be uncompromisingly obstructive
close to home
phrasal within one's personal interests so that one is strongly affected
close to the bone
phrasal within a sensitive or personal area
close to the vest
phrasal in a reserved or cautious manner
close to the wind
phrasal as nearly as possible against the main force of the wind
close-cropped
adjective Date: 1892 1. clipped short 2. having the hair clipped short
close-grained
adjective Date: 1754 having a compacted smooth texture; especially having narrow annual rings or small wood elements
close-hauled
adjective Date: 1769 having the sails set for sailing as nearly against the wind as the vessel will go
close-in
adjective Date: 1945 1. near a center of activity and especially a city 2. occurring or designed for use within a narrowly limited area
close-knit
adjective Date: 1926 bound together by intimate social or cultural ties or by close economic or political ties
close-up
I. noun Date: 1913 1. a photograph or movie shot taken at close range 2. an intimate view or examination of something II. adverb or adjective Date: 1926 at close range
closeable
adjective see close I
closed
adjective Date: 13th century 1. a. not open b. enclosed c. composed entirely of closed tubes or vessels 2. a. forming a self-contained unit allowing no ...
closed book
noun Date: 1913 something beyond comprehension ; enigma
closed couplet
noun Date: 1910 a rhymed couplet in which the sense is complete
closed loop
noun Date: 1951 an automatic control system in which an operation, process, or mechanism is regulated by feedback
closed shop
noun Date: 1904 1. an establishment in which the employer by agreement hires only union members in good standing 2. an exclusive group or establishment
closed stance
noun Date: circa 1934 a stance (as in golf) in which the forward foot is closer to the line of play than the back foot — compare open stance
closed-captioned
adjective Date: 1979 of a television program broadcast with captions that appear only on the screen of a receiver equipped with a decoder
closed-captioning
noun Date: 1978 a service that provides closed-captioned programming
closed-cell
adjective Date: 1976 consisting of numerous small sealed cavities usually filled with air
closed-circuit
adjective Date: 1949 used in, shown on, or being a television installation in which the signal is transmitted by wire to a limited number of receivers
closed-door
adjective Date: 1950 barring public and press
closed-end
adjective Date: circa 1938 having a fixed capitalization of shares that are traded on the market at prices determined by the operation of the law of supply and demand — ...
closedown
noun Date: 1889 an instance of suspending or stopping operations
closefisted
adjective Date: 1608 stingy, tightfisted

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