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Close

close (v. klōz;adj., adv. klōs or, for 56, klōz;
n. klōz for 66, 67, 70–72, 74, 75, klōs for 68, 69, 73),USA pronunciation
 v.,  closed, clos•ing, adj.,  clos•er, clos•est, adv., n. 
v.t. 
  1. to put (something) in a position to obstruct an entrance, opening, etc.;
    shut.
  2. to stop or obstruct (a gap, entrance, aperture, etc.): to close a hole in a wall with plaster.
  3. to block or hinder passage across or access to: to close a border to tourists; to close the woods to picnickers.
  4. to stop or obstruct the entrances, apertures, or gaps in: He closed the crate and tied it up.
  5. (of the mind) to make imperceptive or inaccessible: to close one's mind to the opposite opinion.
  6. to bring together the parts of;
    join;
    unite (often fol. by up): Close up those ranks! The surgeon closed the incision.
  7. to complete (an electrical circuit) by joining the circuit elements: The circuit was closed so the current could be measured.
  8. to bring to an end: to close a debate.
  9. to arrange the final details of;
    to conclude negotiations about: to close a deal to everyone's satisfaction.
  10. to complete or settle (a contract or transaction);
    consummate: We close the sale of the house next week.
  11. to stop rendering the customary services of: to close a store for the night.
  12. to terminate or suspend the operation of;
    to halt the activities of: The epidemic forced authorities to close the schools. The police closed the bar for selling liquor to minors.
  13. to come close to: We closed the cruiser to put our injured captain on board.
  14. to reduce the internal diameter of (a tube or the like).
  15. [Archaic.]to shut in or surround on all sides;
    enclose;
    cover in: to close a bird in a cage.

v.i. 
  1. to become closed;
    shut: The door closed with a bang. This window is stuck and will not close tight.
  2. to come together;
    unite: Her lips closed firmly.
  3. to come close: His pursuers closed rapidly.
  4. to grapple;
    engage in close encounter (often fol. by with): We closed with the invaders shortly before sundown.
  5. to come to an end;
    terminate: The service closed with a hymn.
  6. to cease to offer the customary activities or services: The school closed for the summer.
  7. to enter into or reach an agreement, usually as a contract: The builder closed with the contractor after negotiations.
  8. (of a theatrical production) to cease to be performed: The play closed in New York yesterday and will open in Dallas next week.
  9. (of a stock, group of stocks, etc.) to be priced or show a change in price as specified at the end of a trading period: The market closed low for the fourth straight day.
  10. close down: 
    • to terminate the operation of;
      discontinue: to close down an air base because of budget cuts.
    • to attempt to control or eliminate: The city must close down drug traffic.
  11. close in on or  upon: 
    • to approach so as to capture, attack, arrest, etc.: The hoodlums closed in on their victim.
    • to surround or envelop so as to entrap: a feeling that the room was closing in upon her.
  12. close out: 
    • to reduce the price of (merchandise) for quick sale: That store is closing out its stock of men's clothing.
    • to liquidate or dispose of finally and completely: They closed out their interests after many years in this city.
  13. close ranks, to unite forces, esp. by overlooking petty differences, in order to deal with an adverse or challenging situation;
    to join together in a show of unity, esp. to the public: When the newspaper story broke suggesting possible corruption in the government, the politicians all closed ranks.
  14. close up: 
    • to come together in close array;
      converge: The enemy was closing up on us from both flanks.
    • to bring to an end;
      cease: The company is closing up its overseas operations.
    • to become silent or uncommunicative.
    • to reduce or eliminate spacing material between (units of set type).

adj. 
  1. having the parts or elements near to one another: a close formation of battleships.
  2. compact;
    dense: a close texture; a close weave.
  3. being in or having proximity in space or time: The barn is so close to the house that you can hear the animals. His birthday is in May, close to mine.
  4. marked by similarity in degree, action, feeling, etc.: This dark pink is close to red. He left her close to tears.
  5. near, or near together, in kind or relationship: a flower close to a rose; a close relative.
  6. intimate or confidential;
    dear.
  7. based on a strong uniting feeling of respect, honor, or love: a close circle of friends.
  8. fitting tightly: a close, clinging negligee.
  9. (of a haircut or shave, the mowing of a lawn, etc.) so executed that the hair, grass, or the like is left flush with the surface or very short.
  10. not deviating from the subject under consideration.
  11. strict;
    searching;
    minute: The matter requires close investigation.
  12. not deviating from a model or original: a close, literal translation.
  13. nearly even or equal: a close contest.
  14. strictly logical: close reasoning.
  15. shut;
    shut tight;
    not open: a close hatch.
  16. shut in;
    enclosed.
  17. completely enclosing or surrounding: a close siege preventing all escape.
  18. without opening;
    with all openings covered or closed.
  19. confined;
    narrow: close quarters.
  20. lacking fresh or freely circulating air: a hot, close room.
  21. heavy;
    oppressive: a spell of close, sultry weather.
  22. narrowly confined, as a prisoner.
  23. practicing or keeping secrecy;
    secretive;
    reticent: She is so close that you can tell her all your secrets.
  24. parsimonious;
    stingy: He is very close with his money.
  25. scarce, as money.
  26. not open to public or general admission, competition, etc.: The entire parish participated in the close communication.
  27. (of a delimiting punctuation mark) occurring at the end of a group of words or characters that is set off, as from surrounding text: close parentheses; close quotes; close brackets.Cf. open (def. 32).
  28. [Hunting, Angling.]closed (def. 8).
  29. (of a vowel) articulated with a relatively small opening between the tongue and the roof of the mouth. Cf. high (def. 23), open (def. 34a).
  30. (of a bird) represented as having folded wings: an eagle close.
  31. [Archaic.]viscous;
    not volatile.

adv. 
  1. in a close manner;
    closely.
  2. near;
    close by.
  3. immediately behind the ears, so as to show no neck: a bear's head couped close.
  4. close to the wind, in a direction nearly opposite to that from which the wind is coming: to sail close to the wind.
  5. close up: 
    • from close range;
      in a detailed manner;
      intimately.
    • [Naut.]fully raised;
      at the top of the halyard: an answering pennant flown close up.Cf. dip (def. 37).

n. 
  1. the act of closing.
  2. the end or conclusion: at the close of day; the close of the speech.
  3. an enclosed place or enclosure, esp. one about or beside a cathedral or other building.
  4. any piece of land held as private property.
  5. See  complimentary close. 
  6. cadence (def. 7).
  7. [Stock Exchange.]
    • the closing price on a stock.
    • the closing prices on an exchange market.
    • a narrow entry or alley terminating in a dead end.
    • a courtyard enclosed except for one narrow entrance.
  8. [Archaic.]a junction;
    union.
  9. [Obs.]a close encounter;
    a grapple: The fighters met in a fierce close.

Up

up (up),USA pronunciation adv., prep., adj., n., v.,  upped, up•ping. 
adv. 
  1. to, toward, or in a more elevated position: to climb up to the top of a ladder.
  2. to or in an erect position: to stand up.
  3. out of bed: to get up.
  4. above the horizon: The moon came up.
  5. to or at any point that is considered higher.
  6. to or at a source, origin, center, or the like: to follow a stream up to its source.
  7. to or at a higher point or degree, as of rank, size, value, pitch, loudness, brightness, maturity, or speed:to move up in a firm;
    to pump up a tire;
    to turn a lantern up;
    Prices are going up. Speak up! Hurry up!
  8. ahead;
    in a leading position in a competition: He managed to get up on his opponent by three points.
  9. in continuing contact, esp. as reflecting continuing awareness, knowledge, etc.: to keep up with the latest developments in mathematics.
  10. into or in activity, operation, etc.: to set up vibrations.
  11. into a state of emotional agitation or distress: His insults left her all roiled up.
  12. into existence, visible form, etc.: His sample was worked up in the studio.
  13. into view, prominence, or consideration: The lost papers have turned up.
  14. into or in a place of safekeeping, storage, retirement, etc.: to lay up riches; to put up preserves.
  15. into or in a state of union, contraction, etc.: to add up a column of figures; to fold up.
  16. to the required or final point: to pay up one's debts; burned up.
  17. to a state of completion;
    to an end: She finished it all up.
  18. to a halt: The riders reined up and dismounted.
  19. [Baseball.]being the player or team batting;
    at bat.
  20. (used as a function word for additional emphasis, sometimes prec. by it): Go wake your father up. What plugged it up? We laughed it up.
  21. ahead of an opponent or opponents in points, games, etc.: The golfer was two strokes up on his nearest competitor.
  22. each;
    apiece: The score was seven up in the final quarter.
  23. (of machines or equipment, as computers) working;
    in working order or in operation.
  24. [Informal.]without the addition of ice;
    straight up: Bring me a martini, up.
  25. [Naut.]toward the wind: Put the helm up.
  26. all up with, at or approaching the end of;
    with defeat or ruin imminent for: He realized it was all up with him when the search party began to close in.
  27. go up in one's lines. See  line 1 (def. 58).
  28. up against, faced or confronted with: They were up against formidable obstacles.
  29. up against it, in a difficult situation, esp. in financial straits: There was no one to help him when he was up against it.
  30. up and around, recovered from an illness;
    able to leave one's bed. Also,  up and about. 
  31. up and down: 
    • back and forth;
      backward and forward: He paced up and down.
    • from top to bottom or head to toe: She looked me up and down before replying.
  32. up for, considered as eligible or as a possibility for (something): The child is up for adoption. Three actresses are up for the role.
  33. up to: 
    • as far as or approaching (a certain part, degree, point, etc.): She went wading up to her knees. I am up to the eighth lesson.
    • in full realization or attainment of: He worked up to president of the company.
    • as many as;
      to the limit of: The car will seat up to five persons.
    • having adequate powers or ability for;
      capable of;
      equal to: He didn't think I was up to the job.
    • the duty or responsibility of;
      incumbent upon: It's up to you to break the news to him.
    • engaged in;
      contriving;
      doing: What have you been up to lately?

prep. 
  1. to, toward, or at an elevated place on or in: They went up the stairs. The cat is up the tree.
  2. to, toward, or at a high or higher station, condition, or rank on or in: He is well up the social ladder.
  3. at or to a farther point or higher place on or in: She is up the street. I'm going up the street.
  4. toward the source, origin, etc., of: up the stream.
  5. toward a particular direction or in the interior of, as a region or territory: The explorers were up north.
  6. in a course or direction that is contrary to that of: to row up the current.
  7. up your ass, [Slang](vulgar). See  shove (def. 6). Also,  up yours. 

adj. 
  1. moving in or related to a direction that is up or is regarded as up: the up elevator; the up train traveling north; the up platform of a railroad station.
  2. informed;
    familiar;
    aware (usually fol. by on or in): She is always up on current events.
  3. concluded;
    ended;
    finished;
    terminated: The game is up. Your hour is up.
  4. going on or happening;
    taking place;
    occurring: What's up over there?
  5. having a high position or station: He is up in society.
  6. in an erect, vertical, or raised position: The gate at the railroad crossing is up. The tent is up.
  7. above the earth or ground: The corn is up and ready to be harvested.
  8. in the air;
    aloft: The meteorological balloons are up. The airplanes are up for their reconnaissance flights.
  9. (of heavenly bodies) risen above the horizon: The sun is up.
  10. awake or out of bed: to be up with insomnia.
  11. mounted on horseback: He knows which jockeys are up in every race.
  12. (of water in natural bodies) high with relation to the banks or shore: The tide is up.
  13. built;
    constructed: The new museum is up and open to the public.
  14. facing upward: He is resting and his face is up.
  15. See  sunnyside up. 
  16. (of roads, highways, etc.) having the surface broken or removed (usually used in combination): a torn-up road.
  17. in revolt, mutiny, or rebellious agitation: Many territories were up and preparing to send troops against the government.
  18. in a state of agitation: Beware of him when his temper is up.
  19. [Informal.]cheerful or optimistic;
    high-spirited;
    happy;
    exuberant;
    upbeat.
  20. [Informal.]productive, favorable, or profitable: a string of up months for the company.
  21. afoot or amiss: Her nervous manner told me that something was up.
  22. in a state of enthusiastic or confident readiness (usually fol. by for): The team was definitely up for the game.
  23. bound;
    on the way: She was on a ship up for Australia.
  24. resolved in an unfavorable or undesired way: They knew that their game was up.
  25. higher than formerly in cost, amount, degree, etc.: The price of meat was up.
  26. (of age) advanced (usually fol. by in): He is rather spry for a man so up in years.
  27. active: The captain wished to set sail as soon as the wind was up.
  28. in a legal proceeding as defendant: He is up for murder.
  29. in operation or ready for use: The theater's lights are up.
  30. (of points or other standards used to determine the winner in a competition) ahead;
    in advance: He won the game with two points up over his opponent.
  31. considered or under consideration: a candidate up for reelection; a bill that is up before Congress.
  32. wagered;
    bet: He won all the money up in the game.
  33. living or located inland or on elevated ground: They live in a village two miles up from the coast.
  34. (used with a preceding numeral to indicate that a score is tied in a competition): It was 10 up at the end of the first half.
  35. ahead of an opponent or opponents: They scored three times in a row to go two up.
  36. straight up. See  straight (def. 38).
  37. up and doing, [Informal.]actively engaged;
    alert;
    busy: During her convalescence she longed to be up and doing.

n. 
  1. an upward movement;
    ascent.
  2. a rise of fortune, mood, etc.
  3. a time of good fortune, prosperity, or happiness: He has had more ups than downs in his career.
  4. an upbound means of public transportation, as a train or bus.
  5. [Informal.]a feeling or state of happiness, exuberance, or elation.
  6. [Slang.]upper (def. 10).
  7. a person or thing that is in a favorable position of wealth, fortune, etc.: People who were ups in the business world suffered losses in the economic depression.
  8. an upward slope;
    elevation.
  9. an upward course or rise, as in price or value: The landlord promised his tenants there would be no further ups in the rent this year.
  10. [Slang.]upper2.
  11. on the up and up, [Informal.]frank;
    honest;
    sincere: He seems to be on the up and up.Also,  on the up-and-up. 

v.t. 
  1. to put or take up.
  2. to make larger;
    step up: to up output.
  3. to raise;
    go better than (a preceding wager): to up the ante.

v.i. 
  1. [Informal.]to start up;
    begin something abruptly (usually fol. by and and another verb): Then he upped and ran away from home.
  2. (often used imperatively or hortatively) to rise up: Up, men, and fight until all the enemy are defeated!

Of

of1  (uv, ov; unstressed əv or, esp. before consonants, ə),USA pronunciation prep. 
  1. (used to indicate distance or direction from, separation, deprivation, etc.): within a mile of the church; south of Omaha; to be robbed of one's money.
  2. (used to indicate derivation, origin, or source): a man of good family; the plays of Shakespeare; a piece of cake.
  3. (used to indicate cause, motive, occasion, or reason): to die of hunger.
  4. (used to indicate material, component parts, substance, or contents): a dress of silk; a book of poems; a package of cheese.
  5. (used to indicate apposition or identity): Is that idiot of a salesman calling again?
  6. (used to indicate specific identity or a particular item within a category): the city of Chicago; thoughts of love.
  7. (used to indicate possession, connection, or association): the king of France; the property of the church.
  8. (used to indicate inclusion in a number, class, or whole): one of us.
  9. (used to indicate the objective relation, the object of the action noted by the preceding noun or the application of a verb or adjective): the ringing of bells; He writes her of home; I'm tired of working.
  10. (used to indicate reference or respect): There is talk of peace.
  11. (used to indicate qualities or attributes): an ambassador of remarkable tact.
  12. (used to indicate a specified time): They arrived of an evening.
  13. [Chiefly Northern U.S.]before the hour of;
    until: twenty minutes of five.
  14. on the part of: It was very mean of you to laugh at me.
  15. in respect to: fleet of foot.
  16. set aside for or devoted to: a minute of prayer.
  17. [Archaic.]by: consumed of worms.

The

the1  (stressed ᵺē; unstressed before a consonant ᵺə;
unstressed before a vowel ᵺē),USA pronunciation
 definite article. 
  1. (used, esp. before a noun, with a specifying or particularizing effect, as opposed to the indefinite or generalizing force of the indefinite article a or an): the book you gave me; Come into the house.
  2. (used to mark a proper noun, natural phenomenon, ship, building, time, point of the compass, branch of endeavor, or field of study as something well-known or unique):the sun;
    the Alps;
    theQueen Elizabeth;
    the past; the West.
  3. (used with or as part of a title): the Duke of Wellington; the Reverend John Smith.
  4. (used to mark a noun as indicating the best-known, most approved, most important, most satisfying, etc.): the skiing center of the U.S.; If you're going to work hard, now is the time.
  5. (used to mark a noun as being used generically): The dog is a quadruped.
  6. (used in place of a possessive pronoun, to note a part of the body or a personal belonging): He won't be able to play football until the leg mends.
  7. (used before adjectives that are used substantively, to note an individual, a class or number of individuals, or an abstract idea): to visit the sick; from the sublime to the ridiculous.
  8. (used before a modifying adjective to specify or limit its modifying effect): He took the wrong road and drove miles out of his way.
  9. (used to indicate one particular decade of a lifetime or of a century): the sixties; the gay nineties.
  10. (one of many of a class or type, as of a manufactured item, as opposed to an individual one): Did you listen to the radio last night?
  11. enough: He saved until he had the money for a new car. She didn't have the courage to leave.
  12. (used distributively, to note any one separately) for, to, or in each;
    a or an: at one dollar the pound.

The

the1  (stressed ᵺē; unstressed before a consonant ᵺə;
unstressed before a vowel ᵺē),USA pronunciation
 definite article. 
  1. (used, esp. before a noun, with a specifying or particularizing effect, as opposed to the indefinite or generalizing force of the indefinite article a or an): the book you gave me; Come into the house.
  2. (used to mark a proper noun, natural phenomenon, ship, building, time, point of the compass, branch of endeavor, or field of study as something well-known or unique):the sun;
    the Alps;
    theQueen Elizabeth;
    the past; the West.
  3. (used with or as part of a title): the Duke of Wellington; the Reverend John Smith.
  4. (used to mark a noun as indicating the best-known, most approved, most important, most satisfying, etc.): the skiing center of the U.S.; If you're going to work hard, now is the time.
  5. (used to mark a noun as being used generically): The dog is a quadruped.
  6. (used in place of a possessive pronoun, to note a part of the body or a personal belonging): He won't be able to play football until the leg mends.
  7. (used before adjectives that are used substantively, to note an individual, a class or number of individuals, or an abstract idea): to visit the sick; from the sublime to the ridiculous.
  8. (used before a modifying adjective to specify or limit its modifying effect): He took the wrong road and drove miles out of his way.
  9. (used to indicate one particular decade of a lifetime or of a century): the sixties; the gay nineties.
  10. (one of many of a class or type, as of a manufactured item, as opposed to an individual one): Did you listen to the radio last night?
  11. enough: He saved until he had the money for a new car. She didn't have the courage to leave.
  12. (used distributively, to note any one separately) for, to, or in each;
    a or an: at one dollar the pound.

Binding

bind•ing (bīnding),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. the act of fastening, securing, uniting, or the like.
  2. anything that binds.
  3. the covering within which the leaves of a book are bound.
  4. a strip of material that protects or decorates the edge of a tablecloth, rug, etc.
  5. [Skiing.]a mechanical device on a ski, usually made of metal, that fastens the boot securely to the ski.

adj. 
  1. that binds;
    restrictive.
  2. having power to bind or oblige;
    obligatory: a binding promise.
binding•ly, adv. 
binding•ness, n. 

Me

me (mē),USA pronunciation pron. 
  1. the objective case of  I, used as a direct or indirect object: They asked me to the party.Give me your hand.
  2. [Informal.](used instead of the pronoun I in the predicate after the verb to be): It's me.
  3. [Informal.](used instead of the pronoun my before a gerund): Did you hear about me getting promoted?

adj. 
  1. of or involving an obsessive interest in one's own satisfaction: the me decade.

Of

of1  (uv, ov; unstressed əv or, esp. before consonants, ə),USA pronunciation prep. 
  1. (used to indicate distance or direction from, separation, deprivation, etc.): within a mile of the church; south of Omaha; to be robbed of one's money.
  2. (used to indicate derivation, origin, or source): a man of good family; the plays of Shakespeare; a piece of cake.
  3. (used to indicate cause, motive, occasion, or reason): to die of hunger.
  4. (used to indicate material, component parts, substance, or contents): a dress of silk; a book of poems; a package of cheese.
  5. (used to indicate apposition or identity): Is that idiot of a salesman calling again?
  6. (used to indicate specific identity or a particular item within a category): the city of Chicago; thoughts of love.
  7. (used to indicate possession, connection, or association): the king of France; the property of the church.
  8. (used to indicate inclusion in a number, class, or whole): one of us.
  9. (used to indicate the objective relation, the object of the action noted by the preceding noun or the application of a verb or adjective): the ringing of bells; He writes her of home; I'm tired of working.
  10. (used to indicate reference or respect): There is talk of peace.
  11. (used to indicate qualities or attributes): an ambassador of remarkable tact.
  12. (used to indicate a specified time): They arrived of an evening.
  13. [Chiefly Northern U.S.]before the hour of;
    until: twenty minutes of five.
  14. on the part of: It was very mean of you to laugh at me.
  15. in respect to: fleet of foot.
  16. set aside for or devoted to: a minute of prayer.
  17. [Archaic.]by: consumed of worms.

Candy

can•dy (kandē),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -dies, v.,  -died, -dy•ing. 
n. 
  1. any of a variety of confections made with sugar, syrup, etc., often combined with chocolate, fruit, nuts, etc.
  2. a single piece of such a confection.
  3. cocaine.

v.t. 
  1. to cook in sugar or syrup, as sweet potatoes or carrots.
  2. to cook in heavy syrup until transparent, as fruit, fruit peel, or ginger.
  3. to reduce (sugar, syrup, etc.) to a crystalline form, usually by boiling down.
  4. to coat with sugar: to candy dates.
  5. to make sweet, palatable, or agreeable.

v.i. 
  1. to become covered with sugar.
  2. to crystallize into sugar.
candy•like′, adj. 

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