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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