open

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[O┬Ěpen]

Something that's open allows you to move or see through it, like an open window or an open gate.

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Free of access; not shut up; not closed; affording unobstructed ingress or egress; not impeding or preventing passage; not locked up or covered over; -- applied to passageways; as, an open door, window, road, etc.; also, to inclosed structures or objects; as, open houses, boxes, baskets, bottles, etc.; also, to means of communication or approach by water or land; as, an open harbor or roadstead.

Noun
information that has become public; "all the reports were out in the open"; "the facts had been brought to the surface"

Noun
a tournament in which both professionals and amateurs may play

Noun
where the air is unconfined; "he wanted to get outdoors a little"; "the concert was held in the open air"; "camping in the open"

Noun
a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water; "finally broke out of the forest into the open"

Verb
make available; "This opens up new possibilities"

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Verb
become available; "an opportunity opened up"

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make the opening move; "Kasparov opened with a standard opening"

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cause to open or to become open; "Mary opened the car door"

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become open; "The door opened"

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spread out or open from a closed or folded state; "open the map"; "spread your arms"

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

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afford access to; "the door opens to the patio"; "The French doors give onto a terrace"

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begin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals, etc.; "He opened the meeting with a long speech"

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start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning; "open a business"

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have an opening or passage or outlet; "The bedrooms open into the hall"

Adjective S.
ready for business; "the stores are open"

Adjective S.
not having been filled; "the job is still open"

Adjective S.
receptive to new ideas; "an open mind"; "open to new ideas"

Adjective S.
opened out; "an open newspaper"

Adjective S.
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"

Adjective S.
sincere and free of reserve in expression; "Please be open with me"

Adjective S.
openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness; "his candid eyes"; "an open and trusting nature"; "a heart-to-heart talk"

Adjective S.
lax in enforcing laws; "an open town"

Adjective S.
without undue constriction as from e.g. tenseness or inhibition; "the clarity and resonance of an open tone"; "her natural and open response"

Adjective S.
affording free passage or view; "a clear view"; "a clear path to victory"

Adjective
affording unobstructed entrance and exit; not shut or closed; "an open door"; "they left the door open"

Adjective
affording free passage or access; "open drains"; "the road is open to traffic"; "open ranks"

Adjective
used of mouth or eyes; "keep your eyes open"; "his mouth slightly opened"

Adjective S.
having no protecting cover or enclosure; "an open boat"; "an open fire"; "open sports cars"

Adjective
used of string or hole or pipe of instruments

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 and observable; not secret or hidden; "an overt lie"; "overt hostility"; "overt intelligence gathering"

Adjective S.
open to or in view of all; "an open protest"; "an open letter to the editor"

Adjective S.
with no protection or shield; "the exposed northeast frontier"; "open to the weather"; "an open wound"

Adjective S.
accessible to all; "open season"; "an open economy"

Adjective S.
not sealed or having been unsealed; "the letter was already open"; "the opened package lay on the table"

Adjective S.
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"

Adjective S.
not secret; "open plans"; "an open ballot"

Adjective S.
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"

Adjective S.
(of textures) full of small openings or gaps; "an open texture"; "a loose weave"

Adjective S.
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"

Adjective S.
not defended or capable of being defended; "an open city"; "open to attack"


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Free of access; not shut up; not closed; affording unobstructed ingress or egress; not impeding or preventing passage; not locked up or covered over; -- applied to passageways; as, an open door, window, road, etc.; also, to inclosed structures or objects; as, open houses, boxes, baskets, bottles, etc.; also, to means of communication or approach by water or land; as, an open harbor or roadstead.

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Free to be used, enjoyed, visited, or the like; not private; public; unrestricted in use; as, an open library, museum, court, or other assembly; liable to the approach, trespass, or attack of any one; unprotected; exposed.

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Free or cleared of obstruction to progress or to view; accessible; as, an open tract; the open sea.

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Not drawn together, closed, or contracted; extended; expanded; as, an open hand; open arms; an open flower; an open prospect.

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Without reserve or false pretense; sincere; characterized by sincerity; unfeigned; frank; also, generous; liberal; bounteous; -- applied to personal appearance, or character, and to the expression of thought and feeling, etc.

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Not concealed or secret; not hidden or disguised; exposed to view or to knowledge; revealed; apparent; as, open schemes or plans; open shame or guilt.

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Not of a quality to prevent communication, as by closing water ways, blocking roads, etc.; hence, not frosty or inclement; mild; -- used of the weather or the climate; as, an open season; an open winter.

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Not settled or adjusted; not decided or determined; not closed or withdrawn from consideration; as, an open account; an open question; to keep an offer or opportunity open.

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Free; disengaged; unappropriated; as, to keep a day open for any purpose; to be open for an engagement.

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Uttered with a relatively wide opening of the articulating organs; -- said of vowels; as, the an far is open as compared with the a in say.

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Uttered, as a consonant, with the oral passage simply narrowed without closure, as in uttering s.

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Not closed or stopped with the finger; -- said of the string of an instrument, as of a violin, when it is allowed to vibrate throughout its whole length.

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Produced by an open string; as, an open tone.

n.
Open or unobstructed space; clear land, without trees or obstructions; open ocean; open water.

v. t.
To make or set open; to render free of access; to unclose; to unbar; to unlock; to remove any fastening or covering from; as, to open a door; to open a box; to open a room; to open a letter.

v. t.
To spread; to expand; as, to open the hand.

v. t.
To disclose; to reveal; to interpret; to explain.

v. t.
To make known; to discover; also, to render available or accessible for settlements, trade, etc.

v. t.
To enter upon; to begin; as, to open a discussion; to open fire upon an enemy; to open trade, or correspondence; to open a case in court, or a meeting.

v. t.
To loosen or make less compact; as, to open matted cotton by separating the fibers.

v. i.
To unclose; to form a hole, breach, or gap; to be unclosed; to be parted.

v. i.
To expand; to spread out; to be disclosed; as, the harbor opened to our view.

v. i.
To begin; to commence; as, the stock opened at par; the battery opened upon the enemy.

v. i.
To bark on scent or view of the game.


Open

O"pen , a. [AS. open; akin to D. open, OS. opan, G. offan, Icel. opinn, Sw. '94ppen, Dan. aaben, and perh. to E. up. Cf. Up, and Ope.] 1. Free of access; not shut up; not closed; affording unobstructed ingress or egress; not impeding or preventing passage; not locked up or covered over; -- applied to passageways; as, an open door, window, road, etc.; also, to inclosed structures or objects; as, open houses, boxes, baskets, bottles, etc.; also, to means of communication or approach by water or land; as, an open harbor or roadstead.
Through the gate, Wide open and unquarded, Satan passed.
Also, figuratively, used of the ways of communication of the mind, as by the senses; ready to hear, see, etc.; as, to keep one's eyes and ears open.
His ears are open unto their cry.
2. Free to be used, enjoyed, visited, or the like; not private; public; unrestricted in use; as, an open library, museum, court, or other assembly; liable to the approach, trespass, or attack of any one; unprotected; exposed.
If Demetrius . . . have a matter against any man, the law is open and there are deputies.
The service that I truly did his life, Hath left me open to all injuries.
3. Free or cleared of obstruction to progress or to view; accessible; as, an open tract; the open sea. 4. Not drawn together, closed, or contracted; extended; expanded; as, an open hand; open arms; an open flower; an open prospect.
Each, with open arms, embraced her chosen knight.
5. Hence: (a) Without reserve or false pretense; sincere; characterized by sincerity; unfeigned; frank; also, generous; liberal; bounteous; -- applied to personal appearance, or character, and to the expression of thought and feeling, etc.
With aspect open, shall erect his head.
The Moor is of a free and open nature.
The French are always open, familiar, and talkative.
(b) Not concealed or secret; not hidden or disguised; exposed to view or to knowledge; revealed; apparent; as, open schemes or plans; open shame or guilt.
His thefts are too open.
That I may find him, and with secret gaze Or open admiration him behold.
6. Not of a quality to prevent communication, as by closing water ways, blocking roads, etc.; hence, not frosty or inclement; mild; -- used of the weather or the climate; as, an open season; an open winter. Bacon. 7. Not settled or adjusted; not decided or determined; not closed or withdrawn from consideration; as, an open account; an open question; to keep an offer or opportunity open. 8. Free; disengaged; unappropriated; as, to keep a day open for any purpose; to be open for an engagement. 9. (Phon.) (a) Uttered with a relatively wide opening of the articulating organs; -- said of vowels; as, the '84n f'84r is open as compared with the 'be in s'bey. (b) Uttered, as a consonant, with the oral passage simply narrowed without closure, as in uttering s. 10. (Mus.) (a) Not closed or stopped with the finger; -- said of the string of an instrument, as of a violin, when it is allowed to vibrate throughout its whole length. (b) Produced by an open string; as, an open tone. The open air, the air out of doors. -- Open chain. (Chem.) See Closed chain, under Chain. -- Open circuit (Elec.), a conducting circuit which is incomplete, or interrupted at some point; -- opposed to an uninterrupted, or closed circuit. -- Open communion, communion in the Lord's supper not restricted to persons who have been baptized by immersion. Cf. Close communion, under Close, a. -- Open diapason (Mus.), a certain stop in an organ, in which the pipes or tubes are formed like the mouthpiece of a flageolet at the end where the wind enters, and are open at the other end. -- Open flank (Fort.), the part of the flank covered by the orillon. -- Open-front furnace (Metal.), a blast furnace having a forehearth. -- Open harmony (Mus.), harmony the tones of which are widely dispersed, or separated by wide intervals. -- Open hawse (Naut.), a hawse in which the cables are parallel or slightly divergent. Cf. Foul hawse, under Hawse. -- Open hearth (Metal.), the shallow hearth of a reverberatory furnace. -- Open-hearth furnace, a reverberatory furnace; esp., a kind of reverberatory furnace in which the fuel is gas, used in manufacturing steel. -- Open-hearth process (Steel Manuf.), a process by which melted cast iron is converted into steel by the addition of wrought iron, or iron ore and manganese, and by exposure to heat in an open-hearth furnace; -- also called the Siemens-Martin process, from the inventors. -- Open-hearth steel, steel made by an open-hearth process; -- also called Siemens-Martin steel. -- Open newel. (Arch.) See Hollow newel, under Hollow. -- Open pipe (Mus.), a pipe open at the top. It has a pitch about an octave higher than a closed pipe of the same length. -- Open-timber roof (Arch.), a roof of which the constructional parts, together with the under side of the covering, or its lining, are treated ornamentally, and left to form the ceiling of an apartment below, as in a church, a public hall, and the like. -- Open vowel ∨ consonant. See Open, a., 9. &hand; Open is used in many compounds, most of which are self-explaining; as, open-breasted, open-minded. Syn. -- Unclosed; uncovered; unprotected; exposed; plain; apparent; obvious; evident; public; unreserved; frank; sincere; undissembling; artless. See Candid, and Ingenuous.

Open

O"pen , n. Open or unobstructed space; clear land, without trees or obstructions; open ocean; open water. "To sail into the open." Jowett (Thucyd. ).
Then we got into the open.
In open, in full view; without concealment; openly. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl.

Open

O"pen, v. i. 1. To unclose; to form a hole, breach, or gap; to be unclosed; to be parted.
The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, and covered the company of Abiram.
2. To expand; to spread out; to be disclosed; as, the harbor opened to our view. 3. To begin; to commence; as, the stock opened at par; the battery opened upon the enemy. 4. (Sporting) To bark on scent or view of the game.

Free of access; not shut up; not closed; affording unobstructed ingress or egress; not impeding or preventing passage; not locked up or covered over; -- applied to passageways; as, an open door, window, road, etc.; also, to inclosed structures or objects; as, open houses, boxes, baskets, bottles, etc.; also, to means of communication or approach by water or land; as, an open harbor or roadstead.

Open or unobstructed space; clear land, without trees or obstructions; open ocean; open water.

To unclose; to form a hole, breach, or gap; to be unclosed; to be parted.

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Usage Examples

A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears.

A small house must depend on its grouping with other houses for its beauty, and for the preservation of light air and the maximum of surrounding open space.

Americans chose a free enterprise system designed to provide a quality of opportunity, not compel a quality of results. And that is why this is only place in the world where you can open up a business in the spare bedroom of your home.

Almost any film that you do is an opportunity to open you up and make you more aware of an area that you might not be thinking about. That's what is kind of cool, or one of the cool things about this profession.

All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.

A person needs at intervals to separate himself from family and companions and go to new places. He must go without his familiars in order to be open to influences, to change.

A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.

Misspelled Form

open, iopen, 9open, 0open, popen, lopen, ipen, 9pen, 0pen, ppen, lpen, oipen, o9pen, o0pen, oppen, olpen, oopen, o0pen, olpen, ooen, o0en, olen, opoen, op0en, oplen, opwen, op3en, op4en, opren, opsen, opden, opwn, op3n, op4n, oprn, opsn, opdn, opewn, ope3n, ope4n, opern, opesn, opedn, opebn, opehn, opejn, opemn, ope n, opeb, opeh, opej, opem, ope , openb, openh, openj, openm, open .

Other Usage Examples

An open society is a society which allows its members the greatest possible degree of freedom in pursuing their interests compatible with the interests of others.

A lot of companies have chosen to downsize, and maybe that was the right thing for them. We chose a different path. Our belief was that if we kept putting great products in front of customers, they would continue to open their wallets.

A clever, imagination, humorous request can open closed doors and closed minds.

A civilization is a heritage of beliefs, customs, and knowledge slowly accumulated in the course of centuries, elements difficult at times to justify by logic, but justifying themselves as paths when they lead somewhere, since they open up for man his inner distance.

Also, the more you're not focused on showbiz and instead focused on life, learning about other people, and keeping your eyes open and trying to be aware of the world.

A free and open Internet should not have to be weighed down by legal challenges - its dynamism is essential to our economy.

A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.

Always keep an open mind and a compassionate heart.

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