[ UK /klˈə‍ʊzd/ ]
[ US /ˈkɫoʊzd/ ]
  1. (set theory) of an interval that contains both its endpoints
  2. not open to the general public
    a closed meeting
  3. used especially of mouth or eyes
    he sat quietly with closed eyes
    his eyes were shut against the sunlight
  4. blocked against entry
    a closed porch
  5. not having an open mind
    a closed mind unreceptive to new ideas
  6. not open or affording passage or access
    our neighbors peeped from behind closed curtains
    the many closed streets made travel difficult
  7. not open
    the door slammed shut
  8. requiring union membership
    a closed shop
  9. with shutters closed
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How To Use closed In A Sentence

  • She tore her eyes from them for a moment to spy the bodhrán player in the tree, tapping out her rhythm with her eyes closed, not noticing the spy amongst them.
  • It might as well be closed, because in many American hospitals you're simply shooed from the windowsill after you've been nursed back to health (usually in 72 hours or less), and you're expected to "fly" on your own. Mark Lachs, M.D.: Care Transitions: The Hazards of Going In and Coming Out of the Hospital
  • When the Mexican chair of the meeting declared the talks formally closed there were whoops of delight from the African delegates.
  • Along the rural lanes beyond Arambol, old farmhouses are enclosed in latticed palm shade.
  • They point out that, for customers, obsoleting an investment is not an ‘escape’ but a ‘closed door.’
  • It was foreseen by us that the velodrome would be totally enclosed.
  • Helen closed the door behind the man, and said a silent prayer of thanks.
  • Instead, segregation has continued despite the fact that some of Oldham's most monocultural schools have been closed and merged since the riots, while others have been moved to different areas to seek a mixed intake. Oldham schools still polarised 10 years on from race riots
  • Each major area is enclosed by a large number of isoglosses representing differences in lexis, grammar, and phonology.
  • The clock stands on an oval marble base, enclosed by a glass dome.
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