Definitions for open

Definitions for (noun) open

Main entry: open, surface

Definition: information that has become public

Usage: all the reports were out in the open; the facts had been brought to the surface

Main entry: open

Definition: a tournament in which both professionals and amateurs may play

Main entry: open, open air, out-of-doors, outdoors

Definition: where the air is unconfined

Usage: he wanted to get outdoors a little; the concert was held in the open air; camping in the open

Main entry: open, clear

Definition: a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water

Usage: finally broke out of the forest into the open

Definitions for (verb) open

Main entry: open, open up

Definition: make available

Usage: This opens up new possibilities

Main entry: open, open up

Definition: become available

Usage: an opportunity opened up

Main entry: open

Definition: make the opening move

Usage: Kasparov opened with a standard opening

Main entry: open, open up

Definition: cause to open or to become open

Usage: Mary opened the car door

Main entry: open, open up

Definition: become open

Usage: The door opened

Main entry: spread, spread out, unfold, open

Definition: spread out or open from a closed or folded state

Usage: open the map; spread your arms

Main entry: open

Definition: display the contents of a file or start an application as on a computer

Main entry: give, afford, open

Definition: afford access to

Usage: the door opens to the patio; The French doors give onto a terrace

Main entry: open

Definition: begin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals, etc.

Usage: He opened the meeting with a long speech

Main entry: open, open up

Definition: start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning

Usage: open a business

Main entry: open

Definition: have an opening or passage or outlet

Usage: The bedrooms open into the hall

Definitions for (adj) open

Main entry: open

Definition: ready for business

Usage: the stores are open

Main entry: open

Definition: not having been filled

Usage: the job is still open

Main entry: heart-to-heart, candid, open

Definition: openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness

Usage: his candid eyes; an open and trusting nature; a heart-to-heart talk

Main entry: open

Definition: without undue constriction as from e.g. tenseness or inhibition

Usage: the clarity and resonance of an open tone; her natural and open response

Main entry: clear, open

Definition: affording free passage or view

Usage: a clear view; a clear path to victory; open waters; the open countryside

Main entry: open, unfastened

Definition: affording unobstructed entrance and exit; not shut or closed

Usage: an open door; they left the door open

Main entry: open

Definition: affording free passage or access

Usage: open drains; the road is open to traffic; open ranks

Main entry: open, opened

Definition: used of mouth or eyes

Usage: keep your eyes open; his mouth slightly opened

Main entry: open

Definition: having no protecting cover or enclosure

Usage: an open boat; an open fire; open sports cars

Main entry: open

Definition: (set theory) of an interval that contains neither of its endpoints

Main entry: open, overt

Definition: open and observable; not secret or hidden

Usage: an overt lie; overt hostility; overt intelligence gathering; open ballots

Main entry: open

Definition: open to or in view of all

Usage: an open protest; an open letter to the editor

Main entry: exposed, open

Definition: with no protection or shield

Usage: the exposed northeast frontier; open to the weather; an open wound

Main entry: receptive, open

Definition: ready or willing to receive favorably

Usage: receptive to the proposals

Main entry: open

Definition: accessible to all

Usage: open season; an open economy

Main entry: open, opened

Definition: not sealed or having been unsealed

Usage: the letter was already open; the opened package lay on the table

Main entry: unresolved, open, undecided, undetermined

Definition: not brought to a conclusion; subject to further thought

Usage: an open question; our position on this bill is still undecided; our lawsuit is still undetermined

Main entry: open, loose

Definition: (of textures) full of small openings or gaps

Usage: an open texture; a loose weave

Main entry: subject, capable, open

Definition: possibly accepting or permitting

Usage: 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

Main entry: open

Definition: not requiring union membership

Usage: an open shop employs nonunion workers

Main entry: assailable, open, undefendable, undefended

Definition: not defended or capable of being defended

Usage: an open city; open to attack

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