Close and Start


Close noun - The last part of a process or action.
Usage example: managed to conduct the negotiations to a satisfactory close

Start is an antonym for close in topics: end, complete, obstruct, join, ending.

Nearby Words: closed, closeness, closing, closely, closure


Start noun - The point at which something begins.
Usage example: knew from the start of the game that he would win easily

Close is an antonym for start in topics: begin, beginning.

How words are described

good good close good start
high high close high start
full full close full start
nice nice close nice start
Other adjectives: best, brief, fast, proper, actual, real, big, great, quick, final, last, literal.

Common collocations

fire close fire start fire
business close business start business
company close company start company
show close show start show
Other words: time, way, school, game, fight, investigation, conversation, page, times, fights.

Both words in one sentence

  • Terry Gilliam did this with 12 Monkeys where we start and close with closeups of the protagonist's eyes and watching a young boy.
  • This story is an Ben 10 and Stoked Crossover, to clarify, alternate Season 1 of Stoked; it will start off fairly close to "canon" Season 1, but will gradually start to diverge.
  • It is most effective at the beginning of battle, before the fleets close the distance and start engaging each other.
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Start or Close. 2016. Accessed March 31, 2023.
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