Antonyms of verb close

5 of 17 senses of close

Sense 1
close, shut -- (move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut; "Close the door"; "shut the window")
       Antonym of open (Sense 1)
      => open, open up -- (cause to open or to become open; "Mary opened the car door")

Sense 2
close, shut -- (become closed; "The windows closed with a loud bang")
       Antonym of open (Sense 3)
      => open, open up -- (become open; "The door opened")

Sense 3
close up, close, fold, shut down, close down -- (cease to operate or cause to cease operating; "The owners decided to move and to close the factory"; "My business closes every night at 8 P.M."; "close up the shop")
       Antonym of open (Sense 2)
      => open, open up -- (start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning; "open a business")

Sense 4
close -- (finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.); "The meeting was closed with a charge by the chairman of the board")
       Antonym of open (Sense 4)
      => open -- (begin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals, etc.; "He opened the meeting with a long speech")

Sense 9
close -- (cause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop)
       Antonym of open (Sense 11)
      => open -- (display the contents of a file or start an application as on a computer)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb close

17 senses of close

Sense 1
close, shut -- (move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut; "Close the door"; "shut the window")

Sense 2
close, shut -- (become closed; "The windows closed with a loud bang")
       => change state, turn -- (undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election")

Sense 3
close up, close, fold, shut down, close down -- (cease to operate or cause to cease operating; "The owners decided to move and to close the factory"; "My business closes every night at 8 P.M."; "close up the shop")

Sense 4
close -- (finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.); "The meeting was closed with a charge by the chairman of the board")
       => end, terminate -- (bring to an end or halt; "She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime"; "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I")

Sense 5
conclude, close -- (come to a close; "The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin")
       => end, stop, finish, terminate, cease -- (have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical; "the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed"; "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other"; "My property ends by the bushes"; "The symphony ends in a pianissimo")

Sense 6
close -- (complete a business deal, negotiation, or an agreement; "We closed on the house on Friday"; "They closed the deal on the building")
       => end, terminate -- (bring to an end or halt; "She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime"; "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I")

Sense 7
close -- (be priced or listed when trading stops; "The stock market closed high this Friday"; "My new stocks closed at $59 last night")
       => trade -- (be traded at a certain price or under certain conditions; "The stock traded around $20 a share")

Sense 8
close -- (engage at close quarters; "close with the enemy")
       => prosecute, engage, pursue -- (carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in; "She pursued many activities"; "They engaged in a discussion")

Sense 9
close -- (cause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop)
       => end, terminate -- (be the end of; be the last or concluding part of; "This sad scene ended the movie")

Sense 10
close -- (change one's body stance so that the forward shoulder and foot are closer to the intended point of impact)
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 11
close, come together -- (come together, as if in an embrace; "Her arms closed around her long lost relative")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 12
close -- (draw near; "The probe closed with the space station")
       => approach, near, come on, go up, draw near, draw close, come near -- (move towards; "We were approaching our destination"; "They are drawing near"; "The enemy army came nearer and nearer")

Sense 13
close -- (bring together all the elements or parts of; "Management closed ranks")
       => join, bring together -- (cause to become joined or linked; "join these two parts so that they fit together")

Sense 14
close -- (bar access to; "Due to the accident, the road had to be closed for several hours")
       => barricade, block, blockade, stop, block off, block up, bar -- (render unsuitable for passage; "block the way"; "barricade the streets"; "stop the busy road")

Sense 15
close, fill up -- (fill or stop up; "Can you close the cracks with caulking?")
       => fill -- (plug with a substance; "fill a cavity")

Sense 16
close up, close -- (unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of; "close the circuit"; "close a wound"; "close a book"; "close up an umbrella")
       => join, bring together -- (cause to become joined or linked; "join these two parts so that they fit together")

Sense 17
close -- (finish a game in baseball by protecting a lead; "The relief pitcher closed with two runs in the second inning")
       => complete, finish -- (come or bring to a finish or an end; "He finished the dishes"; "She completed the requirements for her Master's Degree"; "The fastest runner finished the race in just over 2 hours; others finished in over 4 hours")

Antonyms of adj closed

9 senses of closed

Sense 1
closed (vs. open) -- (not open or affording passage or access; "the many closed streets made travel difficult"; "our neighbors peeped from behind closed curtains")

open (vs. closed) -- (affording free passage or access; "open drains"; "the road is open to traffic"; "open ranks")
        => opened -- (made open or clear; "the newly opened road")
        => unstoppered -- ((of a container) having the stopper removed; "whiskey spilled from the unstoppered bottle")
        => yawning -- (gaping open as if threatening to engulf someone or something; "the yawning mine shaft"; "a yawning abyss")

Sense 2
closed (vs. open) -- ((set theory) of an interval that contains both its endpoints)

open (vs. closed) -- ((set theory) of an interval that contains neither of its endpoints)

Sense 3
shut (vs. open), unopen, closed -- (not open; "the door slammed shut")


Sense 4
closed (vs. open), shut -- (used especially of mouth or eyes; "he sat quietly with closed eyes"; "his eyes were shut against the sunlight")

open (vs. closed), opened -- (used of mouth or eyes; "keep your eyes open"; "his mouth slightly opened")
        => agape (predicate), gaping -- (with the mouth wide open as in wonder or awe; "the gaping audience"; "we stood there agape with wonder"; "with mouth agape")
        => agaze, staring -- ((used of eyes) open and fixed as if in fear or wonder; "staring eyes")
        => wide-eyed, wide -- ((used of eyes) fully open or extended; "stared with wide eyes")
        => yawning -- (with the mouth wide open indicating boredom or sleepiness; "a yawning congregation")

Sense 5
closed (prenominal) -- (requiring union membership; "a closed shop")

INDIRECT (VIA union) -> nonunion -- (not belonging to or not allowing affiliation with a trade union; "nonunion carpenters"; "a nonunion contractor")

Sense 6
closed -- (with shutters closed)

INDIRECT (VIA shuttered) -> unshuttered -- (not provided with shutters or having the shuttered open; "unshuttered windows")

Sense 7
closed -- (not open to the general public; "a closed meeting")

INDIRECT (VIA restricted) -> unrestricted -- (not subject to or subjected to restriction)

Sense 8
closed, unsympathetic -- (not having an open mind; "a closed mind unreceptive to new ideas")

INDIRECT (VIA unreceptive) -> receptive, open -- (ready or willing to receive favorably; "receptive to the proposals")

Sense 9
closed, closed in (predicate) -- (blocked against entry; "a closed porch")

INDIRECT (VIA enclosed) -> unenclosed -- (not closed in our surrounded or included; "an unenclosed porch"; "unenclosed common land")

Similarity of adj closed

9 senses of closed

Sense 1
closed (vs. open) -- (not open or affording passage or access; "the many closed streets made travel difficult"; "our neighbors peeped from behind closed curtains")
       => blocked, out of use (predicate) -- (closed to traffic; "the repaving results in many blocked streets")
       => drawn -- (having the curtains or draperies closed or pulled shut; "the drawn draperies kept direct sunlight from fading the rug")
       => stoppered -- ((of a container) having a stopper in the opening; "the tightly stoppered bottles")
       => nonopening -- (not open; not opening)
          Also See-> obstructed#1; sealed#2; shut#1, unopen#1, closed#3

Sense 2
closed (vs. open) -- ((set theory) of an interval that contains both its endpoints)

Sense 3
shut (vs. open), unopen, closed -- (not open; "the door slammed shut")
          Also See-> closed#1

Sense 4
closed (vs. open), shut -- (used especially of mouth or eyes; "he sat quietly with closed eyes"; "his eyes were shut against the sunlight")
       => blinking, winking -- (closing the eyes intermittently and rapidly; "he stood blinking in the bright sunlight")
       => compressed, tight -- (pressed tightly together; "with lips compressed")
       => squinched, squinting -- (having eyes half closed in order to see better; "squinched eyes")

Sense 5
closed (prenominal) -- (requiring union membership; "a closed shop")
       => union (vs. nonunion) -- (of trade unions; "the union movement"; "union negotiations"; "a union-shop clause in the contract")

Sense 6
closed -- (with shutters closed)
       => shuttered (vs. unshuttered) -- (provided with shutters or shutters as specified; often used in combination; "a church with a shuttered belfry and spire"; "green-shuttered cottages")

Sense 7
closed -- (not open to the general public; "a closed meeting")
       => restricted (vs. unrestricted) -- (subject to restriction or subjected to restriction; "of restricted importance")

Sense 8
closed, unsympathetic -- (not having an open mind; "a closed mind unreceptive to new ideas")
       => unreceptive (vs. receptive) -- (not receptive)

Sense 9
closed, closed in (predicate) -- (blocked against entry; "a closed porch")
       => enclosed (vs. unenclosed) -- (closed in or surrounded or included within; "an enclosed porch"; "an enclosed yard"; "the enclosed check is to cover shipping and handling")

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