Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that closes.
  • noun Baseball A relief pitcher called upon to protect a lead late in a game.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An inclosure.
  • noun One who or that which closes or concludes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who, or that which, closes; specifically, a boot closer. See under boot.
  • noun A finisher; that which finishes or terminates.
  • noun (Masonry) The last stone in a horizontal course, if of a less size than the others, or a piece of brick finishing a course.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective comparative form of close: more close
  • noun Someone or something that closes.
  • noun Someone or something that concludes.
  • noun The last stone in a horizontal course, if smaller than the others; a piece of brick finishing a course.
  • noun baseball A relief pitcher that specializes in getting the last three outs of the game. See Wikipedia:closer (baseball)

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb (comparative of `near' or `close') within a shorter distance
  • noun a person who closes something
  • noun (baseball) a relief pitcher who can protect a lead in the last inning or two of the game

Etymologies

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From close (adjective) + -er

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From close (verb) + -er

Examples

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  • "My whole existence is flawed

    You get me closer to God"

    January 9, 2007

  • You didn't quote the best part of the song!

    January 10, 2007

  • Considering that "closer" is a word likely to be seen by a lot of people, I felt using the f-word might be offensive. And I really hate blanking words out.

    January 10, 2007