"Close " was a single by Art of Noise, released on various formats in May 1984. It was closely related to their earlier single "Beat Box", though the two tracks were developed as separate pieces from an early stage.

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  1. An end or conclusion.
    We owe them our thanks for bringing the project to a successful close.
  2. The manner of shutting; the union of parts; junction.
  3. A grapple in wrestling.
  4. The conclusion of a strain of music; cadence.
  5. A double bar marking the end.

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. An enclosed field.
  2. A street that ends in a dead end.
  3. A very narrow alley between two buildings, often overhung by one of the buildings above the ground floor.
  4. The common staircase in a tenement.
  5. A cathedral close.
  6. The interest which one may have in a piece of ground, even though it is not enclosed.


  1. To obstruct (an opening).
  2. To move so that an opening is closed.
    Close the door behind you when you leave.
    Jim was listening to headphones with his eyes closed.
  3. To put an end to; to conclude; to complete; to finish; to consummate.
    close the session
    to close a bargain; to close a course of instruction
  4. To come to an end.
    The debate closed at six o'clock.
  5. To make (e.g. a gap) smaller.
    The runner in second place is closing the gap on the leader.
    to close the ranks of an army
  6. To come or gather around; to enclose; to encompass; to confine.
  7. To grapple; to engage in close combat.
  8. To have a vector sum of 0; that is, to form a closed polygon.
  9. To make a sale.
  10. To make the final outs, usually three, of a game.
    He has closed the last two games for his team.
  11. To terminate an application, window, file or database connection, etc.


  1. Closed, shut.
  2. Narrow; confined.
    a close alley; close quarters
  3. At a little distance; near.
  4. Intimate; well-loved.
    1. Of a corporation or other business entity, closely held.
  5. Oppressive; without motion or ventilation; causing a feeling of lassitude.
  6. Hot, humid, with no wind.
  7. Articulated with the tongue body relatively close to the hard palate.
  8. Strictly confined; carefully guarded.
    a close prisoner
  9. Out of the way of observation; secluded; secret; hidden.
  10. Nearly equal; almost evenly balanced.
    a close contest
  11. Short.
    to cut grass or hair close
  12. Dense; solid; compact.
  13. Concise; to the point.
    close reasoning
  14. Difficult to obtain.
    Money is close.
  15. Parsimonious; stingy.
  16. Adhering strictly to a standard or original; exact.
    a close translation
  17. Accurate; careful; precise; also, attentive; undeviating; strict.
    The patient was kept under close observation.

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