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Adjective
/ˈōpən/,
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Allowing access, passage, or a view through an empty space; not closed or blocked up,
  1. Allowing access, passage, or a view through an empty space; not closed or blocked up
    • - it was a warm evening and the window was open
    • - the door was wide open
  2. (of a container) Not fastened or sealed; in a position or with the lid or other covering in a position allowing access to the inside part or the contents
    • - the case burst open and its contents flew all over the place
  3. (of a garment or its fasteners) Not buttoned or fastened
    • - his tie was knotted below the open collar of his shirt
  4. (of the mouth or eyes) With lips or lids parted
    • - his eyes were open but he could see nothing
  5. Free from obstructions
    • - the pass is kept open all year by snowplows
  6. (of a car or house) Unlocked

  7. (of a vowel) Produced with a relatively wide opening of the mouth and the tongue kept low

  8. (of a syllable) Ending in a vowel

  9. (of the bowels) Not constipated

  10. (of a game or style of play) Characterized by action that is spread out over the field

  11. Exposed to the air or to view; not covered
    • - an open fire burned in the grate
  12. (of an area of land) Not covered with buildings or trees
    • - increasing numbers of new houses in open countryside
  13. Having spaces or gaps between elements
    • - air circulates more readily through an open tree
  14. (of a fabric) Loosely knitted or woven

  15. (of a team member in a game) Unguarded and therefore able to receive a pass
    • - the trick is spreading the defense so that at least one receiver gets open
  16. (of a goal or other object of attack in a game) Unprotected; vulnerable

  17. (of a boat) Without a deck
    • - days without food and water in an open boat
  18. Likely to suffer from or be affected by; vulnerable or subject to
    • - the system is open to abuse
  19. (of a town or city) Officially declared to be undefended, and so immune under international law from bombardment

  20. With the outer edges or sides drawn away from each other; unfolded
    • - the trees had buds and a few open flowers
  21. (of a book or file) With the covers parted or the contents in view, allowing it to be read
    • - she was copying verses from an open Bible
    • - her mind was an open book to him
  22. (of a hand) Not clenched into a fist

  23. Damaged or injured by a deep cut in the surface
    • - he had his arm slashed open
  24. (of a store, place of entertainment, etc.) Officially admitting customers or visitors; available for business
    • - the store stays open until 9 p.m.
  25. (of a bank account) Available for transactions
    • - the minimum required to keep the account open
  26. (of a telephone line) Ready to take calls
    • - our free advice line is open from 8:30 to 5:30
  27. (of a choice, offer, or opportunity) Still available; such that people can take advantage of it
    • - the offer is open while supplies last
    • - we need to consider what options are left open
  28. (of a person) Frank and communicative; not given to deception or concealment
    • - she was open and naive
    • - I was quite open about my views
  29. Not concealed; manifest
    • - his eyes showed open admiration
  30. (of conflict) Fully developed and unconcealed
    • - the dispute erupted into open war
  31. Involving no concealment, restraint, or deception; welcoming discussion, criticism, and inquiry
    • - the conclusions were reached in open discussion
  32. (of a question, case, or decision) Not finally settled; still admitting of debate
    • - students' choice of major can be kept open until the second year
  33. (of the mind) Accessible to new ideas; unprejudiced
    • - I'm keeping an open mind about my future
  34. Receptive to
    • - the union was open to suggestions for improvements
  35. Admitting of; making possible
    • - the message is open to different interpretations
  36. Freely available or accessible; offered without restriction
    • - the service is open to all students at the university
  37. With no restrictions on those allowed to attend or participate
    • - an open audition was announced
  38. (of an award or the competition for it) Unrestricted as to who may qualify to compete
    • - each horse had won two open races
  39. (of a ticket) Not restricted as to day of travel

  40. (of a string) Allowed to vibrate along its whole length

  41. (of a pipe) Unstopped at each end

  42. (of a note) Sounded from an open string or pipe

  43. (of an electrical circuit) Having a break in the conducting path

  44. (of a set) Not containing any of its limit points

Verb
  1. Move or adjust (a door or window) so as to leave a space allowing access and view
    • - she opened the door and went in
    • - “Open up!” he said
  2. (of a door or window) Be moved or adjusted to leave a space allowing access and view
    • - the door opened and a man came out
  3. Undo or remove the lid, cover, or fastener of (a container) to get access to the contents
    • - he opened a bottle inexpertly, spilling some of the wine
  4. Remove the covers or wrapping from
    • - can we open the presents now?
  5. Part the lips or lids of (a mouth or eye)
    • - she opened her mouth to argue
  6. (of the mouth or eyes) Have the lips or lids parted in this way
    • - her eyes slowly opened
  7. (of a wound) Lose or lack its protective covering
    • - old wounds opened and I bled a little bit
  8. Improve or make possible access to or passage through
    • - the president announced that his government would open the border
  9. Cause evacuation of (the bowels)

  10. (of a room, door, or window) Give access to
    • - beautiful French doors that opened onto a balcony
  11. (of a panorama) Come into view; spread out before someone
    • - stop to marvel at the views that open out below
  12. Achieve a clear view of (a place) by sailing past a headland or other obstruction
    • - we shall open Simon's Bay at any minute now
  13. Spread out; unfold
    • - the eagle opened its wings and circled up into the air
    • - the tail looks like a fan when it is opened out fully
  14. Be unfolded; spread out to the full extent
    • - the flowers never opened beyond narrow points
  15. Increase the spaces or gaps between elements of (something)
    • - spacing the scaffolds opens up the tree so light can penetrate
  16. Part the covers or display the contents of (a book or file) to read it
    • - she opened her book at the prologue
  17. Become wider or more spacious
    • - the path opened out into a glade
  18. Allow public access to
    • - one woman raised $731 by opening her home and selling coffee and tea
  19. Make available
    • - the new plan proposed to open up opportunities to immigrants
  20. Make more widely known; reveal
    • - the move may force the company to open up its plans for the future
  21. Become more communicative or confiding
    • - neither one of them had opened up to me about their troubles
  22. Make (one's mind or heart) more receptive or sympathetic
    • - open your mind to what is going on around you
  23. Make someone vulnerable to
    • - the process is going to open them to a legal threat
  24. Establish (a new business, movement, or enterprise)
    • - they have opened a new restaurant across the street
  25. (of an enterprise, esp. a commercial one) Be established
    • - two new restaurants open this week
  26. (of a store, place of entertainment, etc.) Be officially ready to receive customers or visitors; become ready for business
    • - the mall didn't open until 10
  27. Take the action required to make ready for use
    • - they have the $10 necessary to open a savings account
    • - click twice to open a file
  28. (of a meeting or a sporting or artistic event) Formally begin
    • - the incident occurred just before the Olympic Games were due to open
  29. (of a piece of writing or music) Begin
    • - the chapter opens with a discussion of Anglo-American relations
  30. (of a process) Start to develop
    • - a new and dramatic phase was opening up
  31. Officially or ceremonially declare (a building, road, etc.) to be completed and ready for use
    • - we will have to wait until a new bypass is opened before we can tackle the problem of congestion
  32. (of a counsel in a court of law) Make a preliminary statement in (a case) before calling witnesses

  33. Make (the first bid) in the auction

  34. Break the conducting path of (an electrical circuit)
    • - the switch opens the motor circuit
  35. (of an electrical circuit or device) Suffer a break in its conducting path

Noun
  1. A championship or competition with no restrictions on who may qualify to compete
    • - the venue for the British Open
  2. An accidental break in the conducting path for an electrical current


  1. cause to open or to become open; "Mary opened the car door"
  2. a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water; "finally broke out of the forest into the open"
  3. affording unobstructed entrance and exit; not shut or closed; "an open door"; "they left the door open"
  4. affording free passage or access; "open drains"; "the road is open to traffic"; "open ranks"
  5. outdoors: where the air is unconfined; "he wanted to get outdoors a little"; "the concert was held in the open air"; "camping in the open"
  6. start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning; "open a business"
  7. Open.... was the original interactive television service on BSkyB's Sky platform. Running from launch in 1998 until October 2001, Open.... was run by British Interactive Broadcasting (BIB), a consortium owned by BSkyB, British Telecom, HSBC and Matsushita. ...
  8. Open is an indie Australian Pop/rock band consisting of singer Gabrielle Rogers (sister of You Am I front man Tim Rogers), guitarist Daniel Pugliese (Rainhouse) and drummer Pete Neville (Resin Dogs, Trout Fishing In Quebec) as well as Paul Bianco and bass guitarist Jack Friels.
  9. Open is Blues Image's second album and most acclaimed album, which featured the #4 hit single, "Ride Captain Ride".
  10. Open is an album by the Canada band Cowboy Junkies, released in 2001.
  11. Open is a monthly Mexican lifestyle magazine published by Editorial Metrosexual. Founded in 2005, the magazine covers different topics in each issue, such as art, cars, travel, restaurants, sex, gadgets and every other subject related to trendy men.
  12. In the game of poker, the play largely centers on the act of betting, and as such, a protocol has been developed to speed play, lessen confusion, and increase security while playing. ...
  13. A sports event in which anybody can contest; as, the Australian Open; a wire that is broken midway; Open or unobstructed space; an exposed location; Public knowledge or scrutiny; full view; To make something accessible or removing an obstacle to something being accessible; To bring up (a ...
  14. (openness) Accommodating attitude or opinion, as in receptivity to new ideas, behaviors, cultures, peoples, environments, experiences, etc. ...
  15. (Openness) is being prepared to share and collaborate – something aided by social media. Open source software – developed collaboratively with few constraints on its use – is a technical example. ...
  16. (Openness) Your degree of openness to new experiences.
  17. (7. Openness) 7.1 Genr8 Entertainment' Customer Service representatives will be the first point of contact for inquiries about privacy issues. ...
  18. (Openness) Avid likes to tout their openness. I suppose that’s up for interpretation, but here are some thoughts for future improvement. How about third party hardware support – not just for AJA and Blackmagic Design boards – but, also for audio control surfaces and color correction panels? ...
  19. (Openness) Be able to discuss an issue, a problem or situation with a peer, relative or superior and be honest and open about what we think and our feelings.
  20. (Openness) The D-NET's framework is open to the introduction of new service typologies, i.e. new functionalities, possibly encapsulate heterogeneous technologies.
  21. (Openness) The characteristic of a passage structure related to the ability of an animal to see through the structure and not feel confined while within the structure. The Openness Ratio is calculated as height X width/length. (1)
  22. (Openness) The policy of openness about developments, practices and policies with respect to personal data.
  23. (Openness) The quality or state of being open, ready to accept new suggestions, ideas, influences, or opinions.
  24. (Openness) Theories, perhaps paradoxically, should not exist to the absolute exclusion of other theories. Theory should not be dogma: it should encourage and provide both for skepticism and should--to whatever degree possible--be compatible with other accepted theory.
  25. (Openness) Through our Privacy Officer, information specific to our policies and practices concerning the management of customer information is accessible.