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    open - Dictionary definition and meaning for word open

    Definition
    (noun) a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water
    Synonyms : clear
    Example Sentence
    • finally broke out of the forest into the open
    Definition
    (noun) where the air is unconfined
    Synonyms : open air , out-of-doors , outdoors
    Example Sentence
    • he wanted to get outdoors a little
    • the concert was held in the open air
    • camping in the open
    Definition
    (noun) a tournament in which both professionals and amateurs may play Definition
    (noun) information that has become public
    Synonyms : surface
    Example Sentence
    • all the reports were out in the open
    • the facts had been brought to the surface
    Definition
    (verb) cause to open or to become open
    Synonyms : open up
    Example Sentence
    • Mary opened the car door
    Definition
    (verb) start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning
    Synonyms : open up
    Example Sentence
    • open a business
    Definition
    (verb) become open
    Synonyms : open up
    Example Sentence
    • The door opened
    Definition
    (verb) begin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals, etc.
    Example Sentence
    • He opened the meeting with a long speech
    Definition
    (verb) spread out or open from a closed or folded state
    Synonyms : spread , spread out , unfold
    Example Sentence
    • open the map
    • spread your arms
    Definition
    (verb) make available
    Synonyms : open up
    Example Sentence
    • This opens up new possibilities
    Definition
    (verb) become available
    Synonyms : open up
    Example Sentence
    • an opportunity opened up
    Definition
    (verb) have an opening or passage or outlet
    Example Sentence
    • The bedrooms open into the hall
    Definition
    (verb) make the opening move
    Example Sentence
    • Kasparov opened with a standard opening
    Definition
    (verb) afford access to
    Synonyms : afford , give
    Example Sentence
    • the door opens to the patio
    • The French doors give onto a terrace
    Definition
    (verb) display the contents of a file or start an application as on a computer Definition
    (adj) affording unobstructed entrance and exit; not shut or closed
    Synonyms : unfastened
    Example Sentence
    • an open door
    • they left the door open
    Definition
    (adj) affording free passage or access
    Example Sentence
    • open drains
    • the road is open to traffic
    • open ranks
    Definition
    (adj) with no protection or shield
    Synonyms : exposed
    Example Sentence
    • the exposed northeast frontier
    • open to the weather
    • an open wound
    Definition
    (adj) open to or in view of all
    Example Sentence
    • an open protest
    • an open letter to the editor
    Definition
    (adj) used of mouth or eyes
    Synonyms : opened
    Example Sentence
    • keep your eyes open
    • his mouth slightly opened
    Definition
    (adj) not having been filled
    Example Sentence
    • the job is still open
    Definition
    (adj) accessible to all
    Example Sentence
    • open season
    • an open economy
    Definition
    (adj) not defended or capable of being defended
    Example Sentence
    • an open city
    • open to attack
    Definition
    (adj) (of textures) full of small openings or gaps
    Synonyms : loose
    Example Sentence
    • an open texture
    • a loose weave
    Definition
    (adj) having no protecting cover or enclosure
    Example Sentence
    • an open boat
    • an open fire
    • open sports cars
    Definition
    (adj) (set theory) of an interval that contains neither of its endpoints Definition
    (adj) not brought to a conclusion; subject to further thought
    Example Sentence
    • an open question
    • our position on this bill is still undecided
    • our lawsuit is still undetermined
    Definition
    (adj) not sealed or having been unsealed
    Synonyms : opened
    Example Sentence
    • the letter was already open
    • the opened package lay on the table
    Definition
    (adj) without undue constriction as from e.g. tenseness or inhibition
    Example Sentence
    • the clarity and resonance of an open tone
    • her natural and open response
    Definition
    (adj) ready or willing to receive favorably
    Synonyms : receptive
    Example Sentence
    • receptive to the proposals
    Definition
    (adj) open and observable; not secret or hidden
    Synonyms : overt
    Example Sentence
    • an overt lie
    • overt hostility
    • overt intelligence gathering
    • open ballots
    Definition
    (adj) not requiring union membership
    Example Sentence
    • an open shop employs nonunion workers
    Definition
    (adj) possibly accepting or permitting
    Synonyms : capable , subject
    Example Sentence
    • a passage capable of misinterpretation
    • open to interpretation
    • an issue open to question
    • the time is fixed by the director and players and therefore subject to much variation
    Definition
    (adj) affording free passage or view
    Synonyms : clear
    Example Sentence
    • a clear view
    • a clear path to victory
    • open waters
    • the open countryside
    Definition
    (adj) openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness
    Synonyms : candid , heart-to-heart
    Example Sentence
    • his candid eyes
    • an open and trusting nature
    • a heart-to-heart talk
    Definition
    (adj) ready for business
    Example Sentence
    • the stores are open
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