Antonyms for closure

Grammar : Noun
Spell : kloh-zher
Phonetic Transcription : ˈkloʊ ʒər

Definition of closure

Origin :
  • late 14c., "a barrier, a fence," from Old French closure "enclosure; that which encloses, fastening, hedge, wall, fence," also closture "barrier, division; enclosure, hedge, fence, wall" (12c., Modern French clôture), from Late Latin clausura "lock, fortress, a closing" (source of Italian chiusura), from past participle stem of Latin claudere "to close" (see close (v.)). Sense of "act of closing, bringing to a close" is from early 15c. In legislation, especially "closing or stopping of debate." Sense of "tendency to create ordered and satisfying wholes" is 1924, from Gestalt psychology.
  • noun conclusion
  • noun plug, seal
Example sentences :
  • So Nana repeated the phrase by way of closure to all their quarrels.
  • Extract from : « Nana, The Miller's Daughter, Captain Burle, Death of Olivier Becaille » by Emile Zola
  • The Conservatives and obstruction, the Liberals and closure.
  • Extract from : « Ireland as It Is » by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • He zipped open the closure of his helmet and tilted the helmet back.
  • Extract from : « The Worshippers » by Damon Francis Knight
  • There only remained to fit in a solid door, which would assure the closure of Will Tree.
  • Extract from : « Godfrey Morgan » by Jules Verne
  • On the motion of any member, the closure may be applied and a vote ordered.
  • Extract from : « The Governments of Europe » by Frederic Austin Ogg
  • They slept; but my mind was too full to permit the closure of my eyes.
  • Extract from : « Life And Adventures Of Peter Wilkins, Vol. I. (of II.) » by Robert Paltock
  • That formed by the current of air and the closure of the lips, as in ap.
  • Extract from : « A Handbook of the English Language » by Robert Gordon Latham
  • This may be variously described as movement of closure or of folding.
  • Extract from : « Life Movements in Plants, Volume II, 1919 » by Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose
  • That the conditions attaching to the closure were fair and reasonable.
  • Extract from : « Harper's Pictorial Library of the World War, Volume XII » by Various
  • The method of its closure was exceedingly simple and evident.
  • Extract from : « The Origin of Vertebrates » by Walter Holbrook Gaskell

Synonyms for closure

Based on : - - - Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019