- The definition of a closer is a person or thing that finishes or locks up an assignment or a business deal.
- An example of a closer is the person who shuts down a restaurant at the end of the business day.
- An example of a closer is the sales person who goes through the final paperwork to be signed when buying a new car.
- someone or something that closes
- a person adept at completing a business deal, an assignment, etc. successfully
- Baseball a relief pitcher who specializes in pitching the final innings of a close game
- One that closes: The closer of the shop has to lock up.
- Baseball A relief pitcher called upon to protect a lead late in a game.
From close (adjective) + -er
- Someone or something that closes.
- In our organization, the VP of Sales usually acts as the closer.
- Someone or something that concludes.
- The DJ chose a fantastic track as his closer at the end of the night.
- The last stone in a horizontal course, if smaller than the others; a piece of brick finishing a course.
- (baseball) A relief pitcher that specializes in getting the last three outs of the game. See closer (baseball)
- They brought their closer in for the ninth.
From close (verb) + -er
Variant of close
- shut; not open enclosed or enclosing; shut in confined or confining; narrow: close quarters carefully guarded: close custody shut away from observation; hidden; secluded secretive; reserved; reticent miserly; stingy restricted, as in membership oppressively warm and stuffy: said of the weather, atmosphere, etc. not readily available: credit is closePhonet. articulated with the tongue relatively high in the mouth, near the palate: said of certain vowels, as the (ē) in eat
- with little space between; with the intervening space closing or closed up; near together having parts or elements near together; compact; dense: close marching order, close weave fitting tightly: a close coat
- down or near to the surface on which something grows; very short: a close shave
- not far away; nearby: a close neighbor
Origin of closeMiddle English clos ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin clausus, past participle of claudere (see close); senses under II from notion “with spaces or intervals closed up”
close to the wind
- Naut. heading as closely as possible in the direction from which the wind is blowing
- barely avoiding what is unlawful