Signifies the interest in the soil, and not merely a close or enclosure in the common acceptation of the term. In every case where one man has a right to exclude another from his land, the law encircles it, if not already enclosed, with an imaginary fence; and entitles him to a compensation in damages for the injury he sustains by the act of another passing through his boundary, denominating the injurious act a breach of the enclosure. An ejectment will not lie for a close. In a more common and sloppy usage, a tract or parcel of land enclosed by a fence or an invisible boundary; the end. To bring to an end.
- vb. To stop, or fill up, as an opening; to shut; as, to close the eyes; to close a door.
- To bring together the parts of; to consolidate; as, to close the ranks of an army; - often used with up.
- To bring to an end or period; to conclude; to complete; to finish; to end; to consummate; as, to close a bargain; to close a course of instruction. To come or gather around; to ...