Antonyms of noun closing

1 of 5 senses of closing

Sense 1
shutting, closing -- (the act of closing something)
       Antonym of opening (Sense 5)
      => opening -- (the act of opening something; "the ray of light revealed his cautious opening of the door")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun closing

5 senses of closing

Sense 1
shutting, closing -- (the act of closing something)
       => motion, movement, move, motility -- (a change of position that does not entail a change of location; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility")

Sense 2
conclusion, end, close, closing, ending -- (the last section of a communication; "in conclusion I want to say...")
       => section, subdivision -- (a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical); "he always turns first to the business section"; "the history of this work is discussed in the next section")

Sense 3
closing, closure -- (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")
       => approach, approaching, coming -- (the act of drawing spatially closer to something; "the hunter's approach scattered the geese")

Sense 4
closure, closedown, closing, shutdown -- (termination of operations; "they regretted the closure of the day care center")
       => termination, ending, conclusion -- (the act of ending something; "the termination of the agreement")

Sense 5
completion, culmination, closing, windup, mop up -- (a concluding action)
       => termination, ending, conclusion -- (the act of ending something; "the termination of the agreement")

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 closing

1 sense of closing

Sense 1
closing (vs. opening) -- (final or ending; "the closing stages of the election"; "the closing weeks of the year"; "the closing scene of the film"; "closing remarks")

opening (vs. closing) -- (first or beginning; "the memorable opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth"; "the play's opening scene")
        => beginning (prenominal), first -- (serving to begin; "the beginning canto of the poem"; "the first verse")
        => inaugural, initiative, initiatory, first, maiden -- (serving to set in motion; "the magazine's inaugural issue"; "the initiative phase in the negotiations"; "an initiatory step toward a treaty"; "his first (or maiden) speech in Congress"; "the liner's maiden voyage")
        => introductory -- (serving to open or begin; "began the slide show with some introductory remarks")
        => starting -- (appropriate to the beginning or start of an event; "the starting point"; "hands in the starting position")

Similarity of adj closing

1 sense of closing

Sense 1
closing (vs. opening) -- (final or ending; "the closing stages of the election"; "the closing weeks of the year"; "the closing scene of the film"; "closing remarks")
       => concluding, final, last, terminal -- (occurring at or forming an end or termination; "his concluding words came as a surprise"; "the final chapter"; "the last days of the dinosaurs"; "terminal leave")
       => terminative -- (coming to an end; "a contract terminative with the end of the war")
       => year-end -- (taking place at the close of a fiscal year; "year-end audit")

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