closed

closed [ klouzd ] adjective **
▸ 1 covering passage/hole
▸ 2 not doing business
▸ 3 not allowed to everyone
▸ 4 not considering ideas
▸ 5 with fixed number of something
▸ 6 forming complete circle
▸ + PHRASES
1. ) if a door, window, lid, etc. is closed, it is covering an open area, passage, or hole:
closed curtains
All the doors are closed and locked.
tightly closed/closed tight: Keep your eyes tightly closed.
2. ) not operating or doing business, especially for the night or weekend:
All the stores were closed.
closed to: This part of the museum is closed to the public.
3. ) held in private, with no reporters or members of the public allowed:
Cases of this type are tried in a closed military court.
in closed session: The meeting was held in closed session.
4. ) not willing to consider the ideas, opinions, or beliefs of other people or groups:
a closed society
You can't approach these kind of situations with a closed mind.
5. ) with a fixed or limited number of parts, members, or answers:
a closed question
The law is not a closed set of rules and principles.
6. ) forming a complete circle:
a closed loop of wire
behind closed doors
in a place where other people cannot see or know what is happening
a closed book (to someone) BRITISH
someone or something that you do not know or understand anything about

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • closed — S3 [kləuzd US klouzd] adj 1.) not open = ↑shut ≠ ↑open ▪ Make sure all the windows are closed. ▪ She kept her eyes tightly closed. 2.) [not before noun] if a shop, public building etc is closed, it is not open and people cannot enter or use it =… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • closed — adj. 1. having an opening obstructed. [Narrower terms: {blind}] Also See: {obstructed}, {sealed}, {shut}, {unopen}, {closed}. Antonym: {open}. [WordNet 1.5] 2. (Math.) of a curve or surface: having no end points or boundary curves; of a set:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Closed — may refer to: Math Closure (mathematics) Closed manifold Closed orbits Closed set Closed differential form Closed map, a function that is closed. Other Cloister, a closed walkway Closed circuit television Closed, an online community at the social …   Wikipedia

  • Closed — GmbH Rechtsform GmbH Gründung 1978 Sitz Hamburg, Deutschland …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • closed — [klōzd] adj. 1. not open; shut [a closed door] 2. covered over or enclosed [a closed wagon] 3. functioning independently; self sufficient [a closed economic system] 4. not receptive to new or different ideas [a closed mind] 5 …   English World dictionary

  • closed — [kləʊzd ǁ kloʊzd] adjective not open for business: • The markets were closed on Monday and Tuesday for the Christmas holiday. * * * closed UK US /kləʊzd/ adjective ► not open for business: »The bank s closed now, but I can get some money out with …   Financial and business terms

  • closed — adj 1: confined to a few closed membership 2: excluding outsiders or witnesses: conducted in secrecy closed hearings Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • closed — ► ADJECTIVE 1) not open or allowing access. 2) not communicating with or influenced by others. ● behind closed doors Cf. ↑behind closed doors ● a closed book Cf. ↑a closed book …   English terms dictionary

  • closed — klōzd adj 1) being a complete self contained system with nothing transferred in or out <a closed thermodynamic system> 2) covered by unbroken skin <a closed fracture> 3) not discharging pathogenic organisms to the outside <a case… …   Medical dictionary

  • closed — pp. adj. from CLOSE (Cf. close) (v.). Closed circuit is attested from 1827; closed shop in union sense from 1904; closed system first recorded 1896 in William James …   Etymology dictionary

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