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English adjective: closed

1. closed not open or affording passage or access


SamplesThe many closed streets made travel difficult.
Our neighbors peeped from behind closed curtains.


Similarblocked, drawn, nonopening, out of use, stoppered


See alsoclosed, obstructed, sealed, shut, unopen


Antonymsopen

2. closed (set theory) of an interval that contains both its endpoints


Domain categorymath, mathematics, maths


Antonymsopen

3. closed not open


SamplesThe door slammed shut.


Synonymsshut, unopen


See alsoclosed


Antonymsopen, unfastened

4. closed used especially of mouth or eyes


SamplesHe sat quietly with closed eyes.
His eyes were shut against the sunlight.


Synonymsshut


Similarblinking, compressed, squinched, squinting, tight, winking


Antonymsopened, open

5. closed requiring union membership


SamplesA closed shop.


Similarunion


Antonymsnonunion

6. closed with shutters closed


Similarshuttered


Antonymsunshuttered

7. closed not open to the general public


SamplesA closed meeting.


Similarrestricted


Antonymsunrestricted

8. closed not having an open mind


SamplesA closed mind unreceptive to new ideas.


Synonymsunsympathetic


Similarunreceptive


Antonymsreceptive, open

9. closed blocked against entry


SamplesA closed porch.


Synonymsclosed in


Similarenclosed


Antonymsunenclosed









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