[klohs-reefd, klohz-] /ˈkloʊsˈrifd, ˈkloʊz-/
having most or all of the sail reefs taken in.
adjective won by a small margin; with a very close outcome Examples This election is the most close-run in recent memory. Word Origin 1813
- Close season
/kləʊs/ noun 1. the period of the year when it is prohibited to kill certain game or fish 2. (sport) the period of the year when there is no domestic competition
[klohs] /kloʊs/ noun, Informal. 1. a narrow escape from serious danger or trouble: We weren’t hit when the truck swerved at us, but it was a close shave. /kləʊs/ noun 1. (informal) a narrow escape noun phrase A very narrow avoidance or evasion of some danger; squeaker (1834+) see: close call
[klohs] /kloʊs/ noun, Movies, Television. 1. (def 2).