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  1. afford access to; "the door opens to the patio"; "The French doors give onto a terrace" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. not defended or capable of being defended; "an open city"; "open to attack" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness; "his candid eyes"; "an open and trusting nature" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water; "finally broke out of the forest into the open" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. with no protection or shield; "the exposed northeast frontier"; "open to the weather"; "an open wound" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. lax in enforcing laws; "an open town" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. have an opening or passage or outlet; "The bedrooms open into the hall" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. information that has become public; "all the reports were out in the open"; "the facts had been brought to the surface" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. a tournament in which both professionals and amateurs may play Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. where the air is unconfined; "he wanted to get outdoors a little"; "the concert was held in the open air"; "camping in the open" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. ready for business; "the stores are open" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. not having been filled; "the job is still open" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. receptive to new ideas; "an open mind"; "open to new ideas" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. opened out; "an open newspaper" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning; "open a business" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. become available; "an opportunity opened up" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. cause to open or to become open; "Mary opened the car door" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. become open; "The door opened" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. not requiring union membership; "an open shop employs nonunion workers" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. not sealed or having been unsealed; "the letter was already open"; "the opened package lay on the table" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. used of mouth or eyes; "keep your eyes open"; "his mouth slightly opened" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. open and observable; not secret or hidden; "an overt lie"; "overt hostility"; "overt intelligence gathering" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  26. spread out or open from a closed or folded state; "open the map"; "spread your arms" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  27. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  28. affording unobstructed entrance and exit; not shut or closed; "an open door"; "they left the door open" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  29. make available; "This opens up new possibilities" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  30. make the opening move; "Kasparov opened with a standard opening" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  31. display the contents of a file or start an application as on a computer Wordnet Dictionary DB
  32. begin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals, etc.; "He opened the meeting with a long speech" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  33. sincere and free of reserve in expression; "Please be open with me" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  34. openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness; "his candid eyes"; "an open and trusting nature"; "a heart-to-heart talk" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  35. affording free passage or view; "a clear view"; "a clear path to victory" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  36. affording free passage or access; "open drains"; "the road is open to traffic"; "open ranks" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  37. having no protecting cover or enclosure; "an open boat"; "an open fire"; "open sports cars" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  38. used of string or hole or pipe of instruments Wordnet Dictionary DB
  39. 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
  40. open to or in view of all; "an open protest"; "an open letter to the editor" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  41. accessible to all; "open season"; "an open economy" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  42. not secret; "open plans"; "an open ballot" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  43. (of textures) full of small openings or gaps; "an open texture"; "a loose weave" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  44. 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
  45. Openly. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  46. 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
  47. 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
  48. Free or cleared of obstruction to progress or to view; accessible; as, an open tract; the open sea. Webster Dictionary DB
  49. Not drawn together, closed, or contracted; extended; expanded; as, an open hand; open arms; an open flower; an open prospect. Webster Dictionary DB
  50. 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
  51. 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
  52. Free; disengaged; unappropriated; as, to keep a day open for any purpose; to be open for an engagement. Webster Dictionary DB
  53. Uttered, as a consonant, with the oral passage simply narrowed without closure, as in uttering s. Webster Dictionary DB
  54. Produced by an open string; as, an open tone. Webster Dictionary DB
  55. Open or unobstructed space; clear land, without trees or obstructions; open ocean; open water. Newage Dictionary DB
  56. 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
  57. To spread; to expand; as, to open the hand. Webster Dictionary DB
  58. To disclose; to reveal; to interpret; to explain. Webster Dictionary DB
  59. To make known; to discover; also, to render available or accessible for settlements, trade, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  60. 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
  61. To loosen or make less compact; as, to open matted cotton by separating the fibers. Webster Dictionary DB
  62. To unclose; to form a hole, breach, or gap; to be unclosed; to be parted. Webster Dictionary DB
  63. To expand; to spread out; to be disclosed; as, the harbor opened to our view. Webster Dictionary DB
  64. To begin; to commence; as, the stock opened at par; the battery opened upon the enemy. Webster Dictionary DB
  65. To bark on scent or view of the game. Webster Dictionary DB
  66. 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
  67. 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
  68. 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
  69. 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
  70. or unobstructed space; clear land, without trees or obstructions; open ocean; open water. Webster Dictionary DB
  71. 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.
  72. 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.
  73. 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.
  74. 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.
  75. Openness, opener. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  76. Not closed; (1) exposed to the air, said of a wound; (2) interrupted, not giving passage to electricity, said of an electrical circuit. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  77. 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.
  78. To make open: to bring to view: to explain: to begin. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  79. 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.
  80. Not shut or inclosed; not close; free for use; public; frank. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  81. Openness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  82. To become open; begin. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  83. To make open; begin. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  84. To set or become open; unlock; disclose; expand; begin. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  85. Affording approach; unenclosed; expanded; accessible. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  86. Ready to receive. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  87. Having openings. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  88. Frank; ingenuous. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  89. 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.
  90. 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.
  91. 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.
  92. 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.
  93. 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.
  94. 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. mso.anu.edu.au
  95. 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. mso.anu.edu.au
  96. 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. mso.anu.edu.au
  97. 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. mso.anu.edu.au
  98. 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. dictgcide_fs
  99. 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. dictgcide_fs
  100. 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; open source code. dictgcide_fs
  101. 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. dictgcide_fs
  102. Uttered with a relatively wide opening of the articulating organs; said of vowels; as, the n fopen as compared with the in s. dictgcide_fs
  103. 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. dictgcide_fs
  104. To enter upon; to begin; as, to open a discussion; to open fire upon an enemy; to open trade, or correspondence; to open an investigation; to open a case in court, or a meeting. dictgcide_fs
  105. [=o]'pn, adj. not shut: allowing one to pass out or in: free from trees: not fenced: not drawn together: spread out: not frozen up: not frosty: free to be used, &c.: public: without reserve: frank: easily understood: generous: liberal: clear: unbalanced, as an account: attentive: free to be discussed.--v.t. to make open: to remove hinderances: to bring to view: to explain: to begin.--v.i. to become open: to unclose: to be unclosed: to begin to appear: to begin.--n. a clear space.--n. O'PENER.--adjs. O'PEN-EYED (Shak.), watchful; O'PEN-HAND'ED, with an open hand: generous: liberal.--n. O'PEN-HAND'EDNESS.--adj. O'PEN-HEART'ED, with an open heart: frank: generous.--ns. O'PEN-HEART'EDNESS, liberality: generosity: frankness: candour; O'PENING, an open place: a breach: an aperture: beginning: first appearance: opportunity.--adv. O'PENLY.--adj. O'PEN-MIND'ED, free from prejudice: ready to receive and consider new ideas.--n. O'PEN-MIND'EDNESS.--adj. O'PEN-MOUTHED, gaping: greedy: clamorous.--ns. O'PENNESS; O'PEN-SES'AME, a form of words which makes barriers fly open--from the story of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves in the Arabian Nights' Entertainments; O'PEN-STEEK (Scot.), a kind of open-work stitching; O'PEN-WORK, any work showing openings through it for ornament.--adj. open-cast, of mining work in open air.--OPEN VERDICT (see VERDICT). [A.S. open--up, up; cf. Dut. open--op, Ice. opinn--upp, and Ger. offen--auf.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  106. Exposed to the air; attended with exposure to the air; as O. (or compound) fracture, O. method (of treating wounds). O. circuit, a galvanic circuit which has been interrupted so that the current does not pass. na
  107. Not closed or blocked up, allowing of entrance or passage or access, having gate or door or lid or part of boundary withdrawn, unenclosed, unconfined, uncovered, bare, exposed, undisguised, public, manifest, not exclusive or limited, (o. gate, passage, church, drawer, box, field, grave, carriage, hostilities, scandal, contempt; o. air, outdoors; door flew o.; o. boat, undecked; lay o., expose esp. by cutting skin &c. of; o. ears, eagerly attentive, whence open-eared a.; o. mouth, in voracity, frankness, &c., & esp. in gaping stupidity or surprise, whence open-mouthed, pr. -dhd, a.; o. mind, accessibility to new ideas, unprejudiced or undecided state, whence open-minded a., open-mindedly adv., open-mindedness n.; is o. to conviction, offers, &c.; keep o. doors or house, entertain all comers, be hospitable; the o. door, free admission of foreign nations to country for trade; the exhibition is now o., admitting visitors; shop, show, court, is o. at such hours; o. heart, frankness, unsuspiciousness, kindliness, cordiality, whence open-hearted a., openheartedly adv., open-heartedness n.; o. champion, scholarship, successful, won, after unrestricted competition; race is o. to all; position is o. to attack; o. time, what is not close time; river, harbour, is o., free of ice; o. weather, winter, not frosty; bowels are o., not constipated; o. country, free of fences; there are three courses o. to us; o. question, matter on which differences of opinion are legitimate; o. verdict); expanded, unfolded, outspread, spread out, not close, with intervals, porous, communicative, frank, (o. book, letter, flower; o. country, affording wide views; o. order mil. & nav., formation with wide spaces between men or ships; o. harmony, of chord with wide intervals; o. ice, through which navigation is possible; receive with o. arms, heartily, whence open-armed a.; with o. eyes, not unconsciously or under misapprehension, also in eager attention or surprise, whence open-eyed a.; has an o. hand, gives freely, whence open-handed a., open-handedly adv., open-handedness n.; o. face, ingenuous-looking, whence open-faced a.; o. work or o.-work, pattern with interstices in metal, lace, &c.; will be o. with you, speak frankly); (Mus., of note) produced from unstopped pipe or string or without slide, key, or piston; (Phonet., of vowel) produced with relatively wide opening of mouth, cf. close), (of syllable) ending in vowel; hence openness n. (N.) the o., o. space or country or air, public view. [Dutch] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  108. Make or become open or more o. (o. sesame; shops o. at 9.0 a.m.; o. a business, shop, account, campaign, &c., start or establish it or set it going; o. fire, begin shooting; abs. for o. book, as opened at p. 12; o. ground, break up with plough &c.; o. bowels, cause evacuation; opens a prospect lit. or fig., brings it to view; o. the door to, give opportunity for; o. one\'s designs, reveal or communicate them; o. one\'s eyes, show surprise; o. another\'s eyes, undeceive or enlighten him; o. the mind, heart, &c., expand or enlarge it; not o. lips, remain silent; o. the ball; o. parliament; o. the case of counsel in law court, make preliminary statement before calling witnesses; o. the debate, begin it, be first speaker; door, room, opens into passage, on to lawn, &c.; the wonders of astronomy were opening to him, becoming known; o. one\'s shoulders in cricket, of batsman\'s attitude in driving); commence speaking (opened upon the fiscal question, with a compliment, &c.); make a start (lard opened active, was in demand at once; session opened yesterday); (of hounds, & contempt. of men) begin to give tongue; (Naut.) get view of by change of position, come into full view, (take care not to o. the obelisk; the harbour light opened); o. out, unfold, develop, expand, (t. & i.), become communicative; o. up, make accessible, bring to notice, reveal. Hence openable a., (-)opener (1, 2) n. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  109. o. person\'s eyes to, cause him to realize or appreciate. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  110. (Music) is of parts separated by intervals as wide as may be. Close Harmony is of parts brought near to one another. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy

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