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  Definition of Open
  1. information that has become public; "all the reports were out in the open"; "the facts had been brought to the surface"
  2. a tournament in which both professionals and amateurs may play
  3. where the air is unconfined; "he wanted to get outdoors a little"; "the concert was held in the open air"; "camping in the open"
  4. a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water; "finally broke out of the forest into the open"
  5. make available; "This opens up new possibilities"
  6. become available; "an opportunity opened up"
  7. make the opening move; "Kasparov opened with a standard opening"
  8. cause to open or to become open; "Mary opened the car door"
  9. become open; "The door opened"
  10. spread out or open from a closed or folded state; "open the map"; "spread your arms"
  11. display the contents of a file or start an application as on a computer
  12. afford access to; "the door opens to the patio"; "The French doors give onto a terrace"
  13. begin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals, etc.; "He opened the meeting with a long speech"
  14. start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning; "open a business"
  15. have an opening or passage or outlet; "The bedrooms open into the hall"
  16. ready for business; "the stores are open"
  17. not having been filled; "the job is still open"
  18. receptive to new ideas; "an open mind"; "open to new ideas"
  19. opened out; "an open newspaper"
  20. relatively empty of and unobstructed by fences or hedges or headlands or shoals; "in open country"; "the open countryside"; "open waters"; "on the open seas"
  21. sincere and free of reserve in expression; "Please be open with me"
  22. openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness; "his candid eyes"; "an open and trusting nature"; "a heart-to-heart talk"
  23. lax in enforcing laws; "an open town"
  24. without undue constriction as from e.g. tenseness or inhibition; "the clarity and resonance of an open tone"; "her natural and open response"
  25. affording free passage or view; "a clear view"; "a clear path to victory"
  26. affording unobstructed entrance and exit; not shut or closed; "an open door"; "they left the door open"
  27. affording free passage or access; "open drains"; "the road is open to traffic"; "open ranks"
  28. used of mouth or eyes; "keep your eyes open"; "his mouth slightly opened"
  29. having no protecting cover or enclosure; "an open boat"; "an open fire"; "open sports cars"
  30. used of string or hole or pipe of instruments
  31. 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
  32. open and observable; not secret or hidden; "an overt lie"; "overt hostility"; "overt intelligence gathering"
  33. open to or in view of all; "an open protest"; "an open letter to the editor"
  34. with no protection or shield; "the exposed northeast frontier"; "open to the weather"; "an open wound"
  35. accessible to all; "open season"; "an open economy"
  36. not sealed or having been unsealed; "the letter was already open"; "the opened package lay on the table"
  37. without any attempt at concealment; completely obvious; "open disregard of the law"; "open family strife"; "open hostility"; "a blatant appeal to vanity"; "a blazing indiscretion"
  38. not secret; "open plans"; "an open ballot"
  39. not brought to a conclusion; subject to further thought; "an open question"; "our position on this bill is still undecided"; "our lawsuit is still undetermined"
  40. (of textures) full of small openings or gaps; "an open texture"; "a loose weave"
  41. possibly accepting or permitting; "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"
  42. not defended or capable of being defended; "an open city"; "open to attack"
Similar Words: surface, outdoors, out-of-doors, open air, clear, open up, unfold, spread, spread out, afford, give, candid, heart-to-heart, wide-open, lawless, unfastened, opened, unstopped, overt, exposed, blatant, blazing, conspicuous, undecided, undetermined, unresolved, loose, capable, subject, assailable, undefendable, undefended


See Also: pioneer, open up, unfastened, unsealed, explicit, expressed, unconcealed, public


Hyponyms: unbar, break open, click open, reopen, unlock, unbolt, unseal, uncork, pry, prise, prize, lever, jimmy, gap, breach, lance, unfasten, fly open, divaricate, exfoliate, grass, butterfly, uncross, splay, inaugurate, call to order, establish, set up, found, launch


Derivational Morphology: come on, come out, turn up, surface, show up, afford, give, clear, unclutter, opening, first step, initiative, opening move, undoer, opener, unfastener, untier, orifice, porta, gap, hatchway, scuttle


Anagrams: pone, peon


Language Translations:
Bulgarian: отворен and открит   Catalan: obert and obrir  
Chinese:   Danish: åben and åbne and åbnes and begynde  
Dutch: aansnijden and open and openen and opengaan   Esperanto: malfermi and malfermita and malfermiĝi and publika  
Finnish: aueta and auki and avata and avoin and ottaa   French: ouvert and ouvrir  
German: auf and öffentlich and öffnen and öffnete and offen   Greek: ανοίγω and ανοιχτός  
Hebrew: להעלות and להפתח and לפתוח and פתוח   Hungarian: nyílik  
Italian: aperto and aprire   Korean: 열다  
Latvian: atvērt and atvērts   Malayalam: തുറന്ന  
Maltese: miftuħ   Norwegian: åpen and åpne and åpnes and ta opp  
Polish: otwarty and otwierać and otwierać się   Portuguese: aberto and abrir  
Romanian: deschide   Russian: открывать and открываться and открытый and поднимать  
Slovene: javen and odpreti and odprt   Spanish: abierto and abrir  
Swedish: öppen and öppna and öppnas and ta upp   Turkish: açık  
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