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1 a person who closes something; "whoever is the closer has to turn out the lights and lock up"
2 (baseball) a relief pitcher who can protect a lead in the last inning or two of the game [syn: finisher] adv : (comparative of `near' or `close') within a shorter distance; "come closer, my dear!"; "they drew nearer"; "getting nearer to the true explanation" [syn: nearer, nigher]

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Etymology 1

From close (adjective) + -er




  1. comparative of close
comparative form of close

Etymology 2

From close (verb) + -er




  1. Someone or something that closes.
    In our organization, the VP of Sales usually acts as the closer.
  2. Someone or something that concludes.
  3. A reliever that specializes in getting the last three outs of the game.
    They brought their closer in for the ninth.

Extensive Definition

Closer may refer to:
  • Closer (film), a 2004 film directed by Mike Nichols, based on the play
An album:
A song:
See also:
closer in German: Closer
closer in French: Closer
closer in Italian: Closer
closer in Dutch: Closer
closer in Japanese: クローサー
closer in Polish: Closer
closer in Portuguese: Closer (desambiguação)
closer in Swedish: Closer
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