close1 - definition and synonyms

noun [singular] 

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  1. the end of something such as a period of time, event, or activity
    close of:

    towards the close of the 18th century

    at the close of business/trading:

    Shares were unchanged at 48p at the close of business today.

    draw/come to a close:

    The event occurred at the time when the Stone Age was drawing to a close.

    bring/draw/call something to a close:

    I will do anything to help bring this matter to a close.

    It’s time to call this meeting to a close.