- 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.
closer definition by Webster's New World
- 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
closer definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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.
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: Middle 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”