closedadj. 1. having an opening obstructed. [Narrower terms: blind] Also See: obstructed, sealed, shut, unopen, closed. Antonym: open.
(Math.) of a curve or surface: having no end points or boundary curves; of a set: having members that can be produced by a specific operation on other members of the same set; of an interval: containing both its endpoints.
3. Being in a position to obstruct an opening; -- especially of doors. [Narrower terms: fastened, latched] Also See: closed. Antonym:
Syn. -- shut, unopen.
4. having skin drawn so as to obstruct the opening; -- used of mouth or eyes. Opposite of
open. he sat quietly with
closed eyes [Narrower terms: blinking, winking; compressed, tight; squinched, squinting]
Syn. -- shut.
5. requiring union membership; -- of a workplace; as, a
6. closed with shutters.
7. hidden from the public; as, a
8. not open to the general public; as, a
9. unsympathetic; -- of a person's attitude. a
closed mind unreceptive to new ideas
10. surrounded by walls. a
Syn. -- closed in(predicate).
11. made compact by bending or doubling over; as, a
Syn. -- folded.
12. closed or fastened with or as if with buttons. [Narrower terms: buttoned (vs. unbuttoned)]
13. not engaged in activity; -- of an organization or business establishment. the airport is
closed because of the weather; the many
closed shops and factories made the town look deserted
Syn. -- shut down.
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