having or forming a boundary or barrier:
He was blocked by a closed door. The house had a closed porch.
brought to a close; concluded:
It was a closed incident with no repercussions.
not public; restricted; exclusive:
a closed meeting; a closed bid at a private auction.
not open to new ideas or arguments.
self-contained; independent or self-sufficient:
a closed, symbiotic relationship.
Phonetics. (of a syllable) ending with a consonant or a consonant cluster, as has, hasp.
Compare (def 35b).
Linguistics. (of a class of items) limited in membership and not readily expanded to include new items, as the class of inflectional affixes, articles, pronouns, or auxiliaries (opposed to ).
Hunting, Angling. restricted as to the kind of game that may be legally taken and as to where or when it may be taken:
woods closed to deer hunters.
partially closed: with half-closed eyes
blocked against entry; shut
not open to question or debate
(of a hunting season, etc) close
(phonetics) Also checked
not open to public entry or membership: the closed society of publishing
c.1200, past participle adjective from close (v.). Closed circuit is attested from 1827; closed shop in union sense from 1904; closed system first recorded 1896 in William James.
[haf-kok, hahf-] /ˈhæfˈkɒk, ˈhɑf-/ verb (used with object) 1. to set the hammer of (a firearm) at half cock. noun 1. the position of the hammer of a firearm when held halfway between the firing and retracted positions by a mechanism so that it will not operate. noun 1. on a single-action firearm, a halfway […]
[haf-kokt, hahf-] /ˈhæfˈkɒkt, ˈhɑf-/ adjective 1. (of a firearm) at the position of half cock. 2. lacking mature consideration or enough preparation; ill-considered or ill-prepared; half-baked. Idioms 3. go off half-cocked, to act or happen prematurely: He went off half-cocked and told everyone the news. Also, go off at half cock. [haf-kok, hahf-] /ˈhæfˈkɒk, ˈhɑf-/ […]
[kuh m-pleet] /kəmˈplit/ adjective 1. having all parts or elements; lacking nothing; whole; entire; full: a complete set of Mark Twain’s writings. 2. finished; ended; concluded: a complete orbit. 3. having all the required or customary characteristics, skills, or the like; consummate; perfect in kind or quality: a complete scholar. 4. thorough; entire; total; undivided, […]
[kon-shuh s] /ˈkɒn ʃəs/ adjective 1. aware of one’s own existence, sensations, thoughts, surroundings, etc. 2. fully aware of or sensitive to something (often followed by of): conscious of one’s own faults; He wasn’t conscious of the gossip about his past. 3. having the mental faculties fully active: He was conscious during the operation. 4. […]