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Meaning & Definition of Open in English

English

Open

/oʊpən/

noun

1. A clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water

  • "Finally broke out of the forest into the open"
    synonym:
  • open
  • ,
  • clear

2. Where the air is unconfined

  • "He wanted to get outdoors a little"
  • "The concert was held in the open air"
  • "Camping in the open"
    synonym:
  • outdoors
  • ,
  • out-of-doors
  • ,
  • open air
  • ,
  • open

3. A tournament in which both professionals and amateurs may play

    synonym:
  • open

4. Information that has become public

  • "All the reports were out in the open"
  • "The facts had been brought to the surface"
    synonym:
  • open
  • ,
  • surface

verb

1. Cause to open or to become open

  • "Mary opened the car door"
    synonym:
  • open
  • ,
  • open up

2. Start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning

  • "Open a business"
    synonym:
  • open
  • ,
  • open up

3. Become open

  • "The door opened"
    synonym:
  • open
  • ,
  • open up

4. Begin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals, etc.

  • "He opened the meeting with a long speech"
    synonym:
  • open

5. Spread out or open from a closed or folded state

  • "Open the map"
  • "Spread your arms"
    synonym:
  • unfold
  • ,
  • spread
  • ,
  • spread out
  • ,
  • open

6. Make available

  • "This opens up new possibilities"
    synonym:
  • open
  • ,
  • open up

7. Become available

  • "An opportunity opened up"
    synonym:
  • open
  • ,
  • open up

8. Have an opening or passage or outlet

  • "The bedrooms open into the hall"
    synonym:
  • open

9. Make the opening move

  • "Kasparov opened with a standard opening"
    synonym:
  • open

10. Afford access to

  • "The door opens to the patio"
  • "The french doors give onto a terrace"
    synonym:
  • afford
  • ,
  • open
  • ,
  • give

11. Display the contents of a file or start an application as on a computer

    synonym:
  • open

adjective

1. Affording unobstructed entrance and exit

  • Not shut or closed
  • "An open door"
  • "They left the door open"
    synonym:
  • open
  • ,
  • unfastened

2. Affording free passage or access

  • "Open drains"
  • "The road is open to traffic"
  • "Open ranks"
    synonym:
  • open

3. With no protection or shield

  • "The exposed northeast frontier"
  • "Open to the weather"
  • "An open wound"
    synonym:
  • exposed
  • ,
  • open

4. Open to or in view of all

  • "An open protest"
  • "An open letter to the editor"
    synonym:
  • open

5. Used of mouth or eyes

  • "Keep your eyes open"
  • "His mouth slightly opened"
    synonym:
  • open
  • ,
  • opened

6. Not having been filled

  • "The job is still open"
    synonym:
  • open

7. Accessible to all

  • "Open season"
  • "An open economy"
    synonym:
  • open

8. Not defended or capable of being defended

  • "An open city"
  • "Open to attack"
    synonym:
  • assailable
  • ,
  • undefendable
  • ,
  • undefended
  • ,
  • open

9. (of textures) full of small openings or gaps

  • "An open texture"
  • "A loose weave"
    synonym:
  • loose
  • ,
  • open

10. Having no protecting cover or enclosure

  • "An open boat"
  • "An open fire"
  • "Open sports cars"
    synonym:
  • open

11. (set theory) of an interval that contains neither of its endpoints

    synonym:
  • open

12. 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"
    synonym:
  • open
  • ,
  • undecided
  • ,
  • undetermined
  • ,
  • unresolved

13. Not sealed or having been unsealed

  • "The letter was already open"
  • "The opened package lay on the table"
    synonym:
  • open
  • ,
  • opened

14. Without undue constriction as from e.g. tenseness or inhibition

  • "The clarity and resonance of an open tone"
  • "Her natural and open response"
    synonym:
  • open

15. Ready or willing to receive favorably

  • "Receptive to the proposals"
    synonym:
  • receptive
  • ,
  • open

16. Open and observable

  • Not secret or hidden
  • "An overt lie"
  • "Overt hostility"
  • "Overt intelligence gathering"
  • "Open ballots"
    synonym:
  • overt
  • ,
  • open

17. Not requiring union membership

  • "An open shop employs nonunion workers"
    synonym:
  • open(a)

18. 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"
    synonym:
  • capable
  • ,
  • open
  • ,
  • subject

19. Affording free passage or view

  • "A clear view"
  • "A clear path to victory"
  • "Open waters"
  • "The open countryside"
    synonym:
  • clear
  • ,
  • open

20. Openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness

  • "His candid eyes"
  • "An open and trusting nature"
  • "A heart-to-heart talk"
    synonym:
  • candid
  • ,
  • open
  • ,
  • heart-to-heart

21. Ready for business

  • "The stores are open"
    synonym:
  • open

Examples of using

I don't want to open the window.
What time does the bank open?
Is the bank open today?