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Definitions of open

  1. To unclose itself; to commence; to bark on scent of game. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To set or become open; unlock; disclose; expand; begin. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To spread; to expand; as, to open the hand. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To disclose; to reveal; to interpret; to explain. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To make known; to discover; also, to render available or accessible for settlements, trade, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To loosen or make less compact; as, to open matted cotton by separating the fibers. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To unclose, as a window; to spread out, as a fan; to begin; as, to open the discussion; to break the seal of or untie, as an envelope or package; to remove obstructions from; as, to open a road; to put in operation; as, to open a store. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. To make open: to bring to view: to explain: to begin. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. To make open; begin. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. To unclose; to form a hole, breach, or gap; to be unclosed; to be parted. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To expand; to spread out; to be disclosed; as, the harbor opened to our view. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To begin; to commence; as, the stock opened at par; the battery opened upon the enemy. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To bark on scent or view of the game. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To unclose itself; commence; to lead into; as, the door opens into the hall. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. To become open: to unclose: to be unclosed: to begin to appear: to begin. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. To become open; begin. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  19. afford access to; "the door opens to the patio"; "The French doors give onto a terrace" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. have an opening or passage or outlet; "The bedrooms open into the hall" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning; "open a business" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. become available; "an opportunity opened up" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. cause to open or to become open; "Mary opened the car door" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. spread out or open from a closed or folded state; "open the map"; "spread your arms" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. To unclose; to unlock; to break the seal of; to part; to rend; to clear; to expand; to begin; to disclose. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  26. To unlock; to commence firing guns; to unfold; to break or split; to disclose; to explain or interpret; to begin; to bark, as dogs in hunting; to clear. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  27. a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water; "finally broke out of the forest into the open" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  28. information that has become public; "all the reports were out in the open"; "the facts had been brought to the surface" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  29. a tournament in which both professionals and amateurs may play Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  30. or unobstructed space; clear land, without trees or obstructions; open ocean; open water. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. Any wide space uninclosed and not covered with trees, rocks, etc.: with the. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  32. Openness, opener. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  33. Openness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness; "his candid eyes"; "an open and trusting nature" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  35. lax in enforcing laws; "an open town" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  36. ready for business; "the stores are open" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  37. not having been filled; "the job is still open" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  38. receptive to new ideas; "an open mind"; "open to new ideas" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  39. opened out; "an open newspaper" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  40. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  41. without undue constriction as from e.g. tenseness or inhibition; "the clarity and resonance of an open tone"; "her natural and open response" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  42. not requiring union membership; "an open shop employs nonunion workers" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  43. used of mouth or eyes; "keep your eyes open"; "his mouth slightly opened" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  44. make available; "This opens up new possibilities" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  45. make the opening move; "Kasparov opened with a standard opening" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  46. display the contents of a file or start an application as on a computer Wordnet Dictionary DB
  47. begin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals, etc.; "He opened the meeting with a long speech" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  48. sincere and free of reserve in expression; "Please be open with me" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  49. openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness; "his candid eyes"; "an open and trusting nature"; "a heart-to-heart talk" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  50. affording free passage or view; "a clear view"; "a clear path to victory" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  51. affording free passage or access; "open drains"; "the road is open to traffic"; "open ranks" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  52. having no protecting cover or enclosure; "an open boat"; "an open fire"; "open sports cars" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  53. used of string or hole or pipe of instruments Wordnet Dictionary DB
  54. 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 Wordnet Dictionary DB
  55. open to or in view of all; "an open protest"; "an open letter to the editor" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  56. accessible to all; "open season"; "an open economy" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  57. not secret; "open plans"; "an open ballot" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  58. (of textures) full of small openings or gaps; "an open texture"; "a loose weave" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  59. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  60. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  61. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  62. Free or cleared of obstruction to progress or to view; accessible; as, an open tract; the open sea. Webster Dictionary DB
  63. Not drawn together, closed, or contracted; extended; expanded; as, an open hand; open arms; an open flower; an open prospect. Webster Dictionary DB
  64. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  65. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  66. Free; disengaged; unappropriated; as, to keep a day open for any purpose; to be open for an engagement. Webster Dictionary DB
  67. Uttered, as a consonant, with the oral passage simply narrowed without closure, as in uttering s. Webster Dictionary DB
  68. Produced by an open string; as, an open tone. Webster Dictionary DB
  69. Open or unobstructed space; clear land, without trees or obstructions; open ocean; open water. Newage Dictionary DB
  70. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  71. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  72. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  73. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  74. Not shut; not obstructed; as, an open path; unfastened; clear of trees; as, open country; unfolded or spread out; as, an open flower; ready to hear or receive; as, an open mind; ready to be affected by; as, open to suggestion, temptation, etc.; uncovered or exposed; as, an open secret; unsealed; as, the letter was open; not frozen nor frosty; as, an open winter; clear, unreserved; as, open criticism; public; as, an open meeting; generous; as, to give with open hand; frank; as, open confession; free for use, entrance, etc.; as, the competition is still open. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  75. Not shut: free of access free from trees: not fenced: not drawn together: not frozen up: not frosty: free to be used, etc.: public: without reserve: frank: easily understood: generous: liberal: clear: unbalanced, as an account: attentive: free to be discussed. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  76. Affording approach; unenclosed; expanded; accessible. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  77. Ready to receive. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  78. Having openings. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  79. Frank; ingenuous. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  80. Not shut or closed; spread; expanded; unsealed; not covered; clear; not stopped; not fenced; not frosty; public; frank; free to all comers; not clouded; not hidden; unprotected. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  81. Not shut or closed; expanded; not covered; clear; unobstructed; free to all; artless; frank; sincere; exposed to view; liable; not frosty, applied to the weather. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for open

  1. Then open your heart to me. – The Lesser Bourgeoisie by Honore de Balzac
  2. When he had gone, I didn't open the shutters at once. – Lord John in New York by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
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