from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having boundaries; enclosed: a closed corridor between the two buildings.
- adj. Blocked or barred to passage or entry: a closed port.
- adj. Explicitly limited; restricted: closed membership.
- adj. Self-contained or self-sufficient: a closed relationship.
- adj. Barred to the public; conducted in secrecy: a closed session of the judiciary committee.
- adj. Mathematics Of or relating to a curve, such as a circle, having no endpoints.
- adj. Mathematics Of or relating to a surface having no boundary curves.
- adj. Mathematics Of or relating to an interval containing both its endpoints.
- adj. Mathematics Characterized by or possessing the property by which an operation acting on an element in a set produces an element within the set.
- adj. Computer Science Of or relating to a file that cannot be accessed.
- adj. Electricity Allowing electricity to flow or pass: a closed switch.
- adj. Linguistics Ending in a consonant: a closed syllable.
- adj. Sports Having the forward foot closer to the intended point of impact with the ball than the rear foot: a closed batting stance.
- adj. Sports Held or swung with the top or outer edge of the striking face pointing slightly closer to the objective than the lower or inner edge: The club face was closed when it hit the ball, causing a hook.
- adj. Physics Relating to a model of the universe in which the mass of the universe is sufficient to halt its expansion, and in which its curvature resembles that of a sphere, such that an object moving in a straight line would eventually return to its starting point.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Sealed, made inaccessible or impassable; not open
- adj. Not operating or conducting trade
- adj. Non public (as in closed source)
- adj. Having an open complement.
- adj. Such that its image under the specified operation is contained in it.
- adj. Lacking a free variable.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of close.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. having an opening obstructed.
- adj. of a curve or surface: having no end points or boundary curves; of a set: having members that can be produced by a specific operation on other members of the same set; of an interval: containing both its endpoints.
- adj. Being in a position to obstruct an opening; -- especially of doors.
- adj. having skin drawn so as to obstruct the opening; -- used of mouth or eyes. Opposite of
- adj. requiring union membership; -- of a workplace.
- adj. closed with shutters.
- adj. hidden from the public.
- adj. not open to the general public.
- adj. unsympathetic; -- of a person's attitude.
- adj. surrounded by walls.
- adj. made compact by bending or doubling over.
- adj. closed or fastened with or as if with buttons.
- adj. not engaged in activity; -- of an organization or business establishment.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. with shutters closed
- adj. not open
- adj. (set theory) of an interval that contains both its endpoints
- adj. not open or affording passage or access
- adj. requiring union membership
- adj. not having an open mind
- adj. blocked against entry
- adj. not open to the general public
- adj. used especially of mouth or eyes
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