(noun, adjective, verb)


1. final or ending

- the closing stages of the election

- the closing weeks of the year

- the closing scene of the film

Similar word(s): concluding, final, last, terminal, terminative


1. the act of closing something

Similar word(s): shutting

Definition categories: act, motility, motion, move, movement

2. the last section of a communication

Similar word(s): close, conclusion, end, ending

Definition categories: communication, section, subdivision

3. 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

Similar word(s): closure

Definition categories: act, approach, approaching, coming

4. termination of operations

- they regretted the closure of the day care center

Similar word(s): closedown, closure, shutdown

Definition categories: act, conclusion, ending, termination

5. a concluding action

Similar word(s): completion, culmination, windup

Definition categories: act, conclusion, ending, termination

Sentences with closing as a noun:

- openings and closings of doors

- The closing of the curtains.


1. present participle of close