Synonyms for open

Synonyms for (noun) open

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: public knowledge, general knowledge

Definition: knowledge that is available to anyone


Synonyms: open

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

Similar words: tournament, tourney

Definition: a sporting competition in which contestants play a series of games to decide the winner


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: exterior, outside

Definition: the region that is outside of something


Synonyms: open, clear

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

Usage: finally broke out of the forest into the open

Similar words: area, country

Definition: a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)

Usage: it was a mountainous area; Bible country

Synonyms for (verb) open

Synonyms: open, open up

Definition: make available

Usage: This opens up new possibilities

Similar words: yield, afford, give

Definition: be the cause or source of

Usage: He gave me a lot of trouble; Our meeting afforded much interesting information


Synonyms: open, open up

Definition: become available

Usage: an opportunity opened up

Similar words: come up, arise

Definition: result or issue

Usage: A slight unpleasantness arose from this discussion


Synonyms: open

Definition: make the opening move

Usage: Kasparov opened with a standard opening

Similar words: go, move

Definition: have a turn; make one's move in a game

Usage: Can I go now?


Synonyms: open, open up

Definition: become open

Usage: The door opened

Similar words: turn, change state

Definition: undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

Usage: We turned from Socialism to Capitalism; The people turned against the President when he stole the election


Synonyms: spread, spread out, unfold, open

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

Usage: open the map; spread your arms

Similar words: undo

Definition: cancel, annul, or reverse an action or its effect

Usage: I wish I could undo my actions


Synonyms: open

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

Similar words: display, exhibit, expose

Definition: to show, make visible or apparent

Usage: The Metropolitan Museum is exhibiting Goya's works this month; Why don't you show your nice legs and wear shorter skirts?; National leaders will have to display the highest skills of statesmanship


Synonyms: open

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

Usage: He opened the meeting with a long speech

Similar words: embark on, commence, start, start up

Definition: get off the ground

Usage: Who started this company?; We embarked on an exciting enterprise; I start my day with a good breakfast; We began the new semester; The afternoon session begins at 4 PM; The blood shed started when the partisans launched a surprise attack

Synonyms for (adjective) open

Synonyms: open

Definition: ready for business

Usage: the stores are open

Similar words: active

Definition: full of activity or engaged in continuous activity

Usage: an active seaport; an active bond market; an active account


Synonyms: open

Definition: not having been filled

Usage: the job is still open

Similar words: available

Definition: obtainable or accessible and ready for use or service

Usage: kept a fire extinguisher available; much information is available through computers; available in many colors; the list of available candidates is unusually long


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: ingenuous, artless

Definition: characterized by an inability to mask your feelings; not devious

Usage: an ingenuous admission of responsibility


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: unconstricted

Definition: not constricted physically or by extension psychologically

Usage: healthy unconstricted arteries


Synonyms: clear, open

Definition: affording free passage or view

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

Similar words: unobstructed

Definition: free from impediment or obstruction or hindrance

Usage: an unobstructed view


Synonyms: open, unfastened

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

Usage: an open door; they left the door open

Similar words: ajar

Definition: slightly open

Usage: the door was ajar


Similar words: wide-open

Definition: open wide

Usage: left the doors wide-open


Synonyms: open

Definition: affording free passage or access

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

Similar words: opened

Definition: made open or clear

Usage: the newly opened road


Similar words: unstoppered

Definition: (of a container) having the stopper removed

Usage: whiskey spilled from the unstoppered bottle


Similar words: yawning

Definition: gaping open as if threatening to engulf someone or something

Usage: the yawning mine shaft; a yawning abyss


Synonyms: open, opened

Definition: used of mouth or eyes

Usage: keep your eyes open; his mouth slightly opened

Similar words: gaping, agape

Definition: with the mouth wide open as in wonder or awe

Usage: the gaping audience; we stood there agape with wonder; with mouth agape


Similar words: agaze, staring

Definition: (used of eyes) open and fixed as if in fear or wonder

Usage: staring eyes


Similar words: wide, wide-eyed

Definition: (used of eyes) fully open or extended

Usage: stared with wide eyes


Similar words: yawning

Definition: with the mouth wide open indicating boredom or sleepiness

Usage: a yawning congregation


Synonyms: open

Definition: having no protecting cover or enclosure

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

Similar words: unenclosed

Definition: not closed in our surrounded or included

Usage: an unenclosed porch; unenclosed common land


Synonyms: open, overt

Definition: open and observable; not secret or hidden

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

Similar words: bald, barefaced

Definition: with no effort to conceal

Usage: a barefaced lie


Similar words: raw, naked

Definition: devoid of elaboration or diminution or concealment; bare and pure

Usage: naked ambition; raw fury; you may kill someone someday with your raw power


Similar words: undisguised

Definition: plain to see

Usage: undisguised curiosity


Similar words: visible

Definition: obvious to the eye

Usage: a visible change of expression


Synonyms: open

Definition: open to or in view of all

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

Similar words: public

Definition: not private; open to or concerning the people as a whole

Usage: the public good; public libraries; public funds; public parks; a public scandal; public gardens; performers and members of royal families are public figures


Synonyms: exposed, open

Definition: with no protection or shield

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

Similar words: unprotected

Definition: lacking protection or defense


Synonyms: receptive, open

Definition: ready or willing to receive favorably

Usage: receptive to the proposals

Similar words: acceptant, acceptive

Definition: accepting willingly

Usage: acceptive of every new idea; an acceptant type of mind


Similar words: admissive

Definition: characterized by or allowing admission

Usage: an Elizabethan tragedy admissive of comic scenes


Similar words: assimilative

Definition: capable of mentally absorbing

Usage: assimilative processes, assimilative capacity of the human mind


Similar words: hospitable

Definition: having an open mind

Usage: hospitable to new ideas; open to suggestions


Synonyms: open

Definition: accessible to all

Usage: open season; an open economy

Similar words: unrestricted

Definition: not subject to or subjected to restriction


Synonyms: open, opened

Definition: not sealed or having been unsealed

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

Similar words: unsealed

Definition: not closed or secured with or as if with a seal

Usage: unsealed goods; the letter arrived unsealed


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: unsettled

Definition: still in doubt

Usage: an unsettled issue; an unsettled state of mind


Synonyms: open, loose

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

Usage: an open texture; a loose weave

Similar words: harsh, coarse

Definition: of textures that are rough to the touch or substances consisting of relatively large particles

Usage: coarse meal; coarse sand; a coarse weave


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: susceptible

Definition: (often followed by `of' or `to') yielding readily to or capable of

Usage: susceptible to colds; susceptible of proof


Synonyms: open

Definition: not requiring union membership

Usage: an open shop employs nonunion workers

Similar words: nonunion

Definition: not belonging to or not allowing affiliation with a trade union

Usage: nonunion carpenters; a nonunion contractor


Synonyms: assailable, open, undefendable, undefended

Definition: not defended or capable of being defended

Usage: an open city; open to attack

Similar words: vulnerable

Definition: susceptible to attack

Usage: a vulnerable bridge