Try Our Apps


Supposedly vs. Supposably

early closing

noun (Brit)
  1. the shutting of most of the shops in a town one afternoon each week
  2. (as adjective): early-closing day
the day on which this happens: Thursday is early closing in Aylesbury
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for early closing
Historical Examples
  • Remember the early closing days when we used to go to the theatre together, Nelly?

    To Tell You the Truth Leonard Merrick
  • The order for early closing had not indeed been fully circulated as yet.

  • The other drawback to Tientsin is the severe winter, and the early closing of the river by ice.

  • For instance, we had ordinances providing for the early closing of cafs.

    Nonsenseorship G. G. Putnam and Others
  • They might well be printed and circulated still in the service of the great cause of early closing.

  • This early closing was the result of an “appeal unto Cæsar.”

  • As he made ready for early closing the Candy Man fell to thinking of the girl whose name was Bentley.

    The Little Red Chimney Mary Finley Leonard
  • So keenly did he feel this that one early closing day he called on Miss Lavinia to talk to her about the matter.

    Tommy Tregennis Mary Elizabeth Phillips
  • Indeed, where she would get provisions I don't know, for it's early closing, and even such shops as we have here are shut.

    Arundel Edward Frederic Benson
  • Another way in which we can protect women is by early closing hours, and prohibition of work before a certain hour in the morning.

Word of the Day

Word Value for early

Scrabble Words With Friends