from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that closes: The closer of the shop has to lock up.
- n. Baseball A relief pitcher called upon to protect a lead late in a game.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. comparative form of close: more close
- n. Someone or something that closes.
- n. Someone or something that concludes.
- n. The last stone in a horizontal course, if smaller than the others; a piece of brick finishing a course.
- n. A relief pitcher that specializes in getting the last three outs of the game. See Wikipedia:closer (baseball)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who, or that which, closes; specifically, a boot closer. See under boot.
- n. A finisher; that which finishes or terminates.
- n. The last stone in a horizontal course, if of a less size than the others, or a piece of brick finishing a course.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which closes or concludes.
- n. An inclosure.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. (comparative of `near' or `close') within a shorter distance
- n. a person who closes something
- n. (baseball) a relief pitcher who can protect a lead in the last inning or two of the game
_Edged in closer and closer_ means went slowly nearer and nearer.
Condo or home buyers soon learn that there is an important player at the closing table: the title closer representing the "title company."
Since certain algorithms and directory listings work alphabetically, pick a name closer to A than Z.
When laypeople use the word, "hypothesis" is the term closer to what they actually mean.
While the term closer-by-committee terrifies any baseball fan, it looks to be the case for the Ex-Yankees without a clear cut favorite.
The summer will tell us if he further admits those mistakes, by bringing in a true squad striker who can bring the title closer to Anfield.
Guy Bissonnette, Enfield, N.H. Gardner: Shelton isn't a bad sell-high candidate right now, although packaging him with a closer is a lot to lose for just one player in return.
The secret to Trevor Hoffman's success as a closer is as much preparation
'' Becoming a closer is a maturing process, '' Miller says.
Rivera enhanced the word "closer" in baseball's vocabulary.