Definitions of open:
- noun: information that has become public
Example: "All the reports were out in the open"
- noun: a tournament in which both professionals and amateurs may play
- noun: a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water
Example: "Finally broke out of the forest into the open"
- noun: where the air is unconfined
Example: "The concert was held in the open air"
- verb: display the contents of a file or start an application as on a computer
- verb: begin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals, etc.
Example: "He opened the meeting with a long speech"
- verb: start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning
Example: "Open a business"
- verb: have an opening or passage or outlet
Example: "The bedrooms open into the hall"
- verb: make available
Example: "This opens up new possibilities"
- verb: become available
Example: "An opportunity opened up"
- verb: make the opening move
Example: "Kasparov opened with a standard opening"
- verb: cause to open or to become open
Example: "Mary opened the car door"
- verb: become open
Example: "The door opened"
- verb: afford access to
Example: "The door opens to the patio"
- verb: spread out or open from a closed or folded state
Example: "Open the map"
- adjective: sincere and free of reserve in expression
Example: "Please be open with me"
- adjective: lax in enforcing laws
Example: "An open town"
- adjective: without undue constriction as from e.g. tenseness or inhibition
Example: "The clarity and resonance of an open tone"
- adjective: affording unobstructed entrance and exit; not shut or closed
Example: "An open door"
- adjective: affording free passage or access
Example: "Open drains"
- adjective: used of mouth or eyes
Example: "Keep your eyes open"
- adjective: having no protecting cover or enclosure
Example: "An open boat"
- adjective: of a set; containing points whose neighborhood consists of other points of the same set, or being the complement of an open set; of an interval; containing neither of its end points
- adjective: open to or in view of all
Example: "An open protest"
- adjective: accessible to all
Example: "Open season"
- adjective: not sealed or having been unsealed
Example: "The letter was already open"
- adjective: not secret
Example: "Open plans"
- adjective: not brought to a conclusion; subject to further thought
Example: "An open question"
- adjective: ready for business
Example: "The stores are open"
- adjective: not having been filled
Example: "The job is still open"
- adjective: receptive to new ideas
Example: "An open mind"
- adjective: opened out
Example: "An open newspaper"
- adjective: relatively empty of and unobstructed by fences or hedges or headlands or shoals
Example: "In open country"
- adjective: openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness
Example: "An open and trusting nature"
- adjective: affording free passage or view
- adjective: used of string or hole or pipe of instruments
- adjective: open and observable; not secret or hidden
- adjective: with no protection or shield
Example: "Open to the weather"
- adjective: (of textures) full of small openings or gaps
Example: "An open texture"
- adjective: possibly accepting or permitting
Example: "Open to interpretation"
- adjective: without any attempt at concealment; completely obvious
Example: "Open disregard of the law"
- adjective: not defended or capable of being defended
Example: "An open city"
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