closed

closed
S3 [kləuzd US klouzd] adj
1.) not open
= ↑shut
≠ ↑open
Make sure all the windows are closed.
She kept her eyes tightly closed.
2.) [not before noun]
if a shop, public building etc is closed, it is not open and people cannot enter or use it
= ↑shut
≠ ↑open
The shops here are closed on Sundays.
closed to the public/visitors etc
The castle is closed to visitors in winter.
3.) restricted to a particular group of people
≠ ↑open
The golf club has closed membership .
a closed meeting
The police have a closed circle of suspects.
4.) not willing to accept new ideas or influences
≠ ↑open
You're facing this situation with a closed mind .
closed society/world/way of life
Venetian art in this period was a closed world.
5.) behind closed doors
if something happens behind closed doors, it happens in private and the public are not allowed in
It seems that the deal was made behind closed doors.
Football authorities ordered the club to play its next two games behind closed doors after the riots in February.
6.) a closed book (to sb)
a subject or problem that someone does not know about or understand
Mathematics has always been a closed book to me.
7.) a closed set (of sth)
a restricted group, or a group that cannot change or grow
The law is not a closed set of rules and principles.
in closed session atsession

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Closed — GmbH Rechtsform GmbH Gründung 1978 Sitz Hamburg, Deutschland …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • closed — [kləʊzd ǁ kloʊzd] adjective not open for business: • The markets were closed on Monday and Tuesday for the Christmas holiday. * * * closed UK US /kləʊzd/ adjective ► not open for business: »The bank s closed now, but I can get some money out with …   Financial and business terms

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  • closed — ► ADJECTIVE 1) not open or allowing access. 2) not communicating with or influenced by others. ● behind closed doors Cf. ↑behind closed doors ● a closed book Cf. ↑a closed book …   English terms dictionary

  • closed — klōzd adj 1) being a complete self contained system with nothing transferred in or out <a closed thermodynamic system> 2) covered by unbroken skin <a closed fracture> 3) not discharging pathogenic organisms to the outside <a case… …   Medical dictionary

  • closed — pp. adj. from CLOSE (Cf. close) (v.). Closed circuit is attested from 1827; closed shop in union sense from 1904; closed system first recorded 1896 in William James …   Etymology dictionary

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