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Definitions of open

  1. afford access to; " the door opens to the patio"; " The French doors give onto a terrace"
  2. not defended or capable of being defended; " an open city"; " open to attack"
  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"
  4. openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness; " his candid eyes"; " an open and trusting nature"
  5. a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water; " finally broke out of the forest into the open"
  6. with no protection or shield; " the exposed northeast frontier"; " open to the weather"; " an open wound"
  7. lax in enforcing laws; " an open town"
  8. have an opening or passage or outlet; " The bedrooms open into the hall"
  9. information that has become public; " all the reports were out in the open"; " the facts had been brought to the surface"
  10. a tournament in which both professionals and amateurs may play
  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"
  12. ready for business; " the stores are open"
  13. not having been filled; " the job is still open"
  14. receptive to new ideas; " an open mind"; " open to new ideas"
  15. opened out; " an open newspaper"
  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"
  17. without undue constriction as from e. g. tenseness or inhibition; " the clarity and resonance of an open tone"; " her natural and open response"
  18. start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning; " open a business"
  19. become available; " an opportunity opened up"
  20. cause to open or to become open; " Mary opened the car door"
  21. become open; " The door opened"
  22. not requiring union membership; " an open shop employs nonunion workers"
  23. not sealed or having been unsealed; " the letter was already open"; " the opened package lay on the table"
  24. used of mouth or eyes; " keep your eyes open"; " his mouth slightly opened"
  25. open and observable; not secret or hidden; " an overt lie"; " overt hostility"; " overt intelligence gathering"
  26. spread out or open from a closed or folded state; " open the map"; " spread your arms"
  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"
  28. affording unobstructed entrance and exit; not shut or closed; " an open door"; " they left the door open"
  29. make available; " This opens up new possibilities"
  30. make the opening move; " Kasparov opened with a standard opening"
  31. display the contents of a file or start an application as on a computer
  32. begin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals, etc.; " He opened the meeting with a long speech"
  33. sincere and free of reserve in expression; " Please be open with me"
  34. openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness; " his candid eyes"; " an open and trusting nature"; " a heart- to- heart talk"
  35. affording free passage or view; " a clear view"; " a clear path to victory"
  36. affording free passage or access; " open drains"; " the road is open to traffic"; " open ranks"
  37. having no protecting cover or enclosure; " an open boat"; " an open fire"; " open sports cars"
  38. used of string or hole or pipe of instruments
  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
  40. open to or in view of all; " an open protest"; " an open letter to the editor"
  41. accessible to all; " open season"; " an open economy"
  42. not secret; " open plans"; " an open ballot"
  43. ( of textures) full of small openings or gaps; " an open texture"; " a loose weave"
  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"
  45. Openly.
  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.
  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.
  48. Free or cleared of obstruction to progress or to view; accessible; as, an open tract; the open sea.
  49. Not drawn together, closed, or contracted; extended; expanded; as, an open hand; open arms; an open flower; an open prospect.
  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.
  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.
  52. Free; disengaged; unappropriated; as, to keep a day open for any purpose; to be open for an engagement.
  53. Uttered, as a consonant, with the oral passage simply narrowed without closure, as in uttering s.
  54. Produced by an open string; as, an open tone.
  55. Open or unobstructed space; clear land, without trees or obstructions; open ocean; open water.
  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.
  57. To spread; to expand; as, to open the hand.
  58. To disclose; to reveal; to interpret; to explain.
  59. To make known; to discover; also, to render available or accessible for settlements, trade, etc.
  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.
  61. To loosen or make less compact; as, to open matted cotton by separating the fibers.
  62. To unclose; to form a hole, breach, or gap; to be unclosed; to be parted.
  63. To expand; to spread out; to be disclosed; as, the harbor opened to our view.
  64. To begin; to commence; as, the stock opened at par; the battery opened upon the enemy.
  65. To bark on scent or view of the game.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  70. or unobstructed space; clear land, without trees or obstructions; open ocean; open water.
  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.
  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.
  73. To unclose itself; commence; to lead into; as, the door opens into the hall.
  74. Any wide space uninclosed and not covered with trees, rocks, etc.: with the.
  75. Openness, opener.
  76. Not closed; ( 1) exposed to the air, said of a wound; ( 2) interrupted, not giving passage to electricity, said of an electrical circuit.
  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.
  78. To make open: to bring to view: to explain: to begin.
  79. To become open: to unclose: to be unclosed: to begin to appear: to begin.
  80. Not shut or inclosed; not close; free for use; public; frank.
  81. Openness.
  82. To become open; begin.
  83. To make open; begin.
  84. To set or become open; unlock; disclose; expand; begin.
  85. Affording approach; unenclosed; expanded; accessible.
  86. Ready to receive.
  87. Having openings.
  88. Frank; ingenuous.
  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.
  90. To unclose; to unlock; to break the seal of; to part; to rend; to clear; to expand; to begin; to disclose.
  91. To unclose itself; to commence; to bark on scent of game.
  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.
  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.
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Antonyms for open

crowded, avid, delusive, Hindered, sparing, serried, Revoked, safeguarded, fuzzy, compressed, unclear, condense, chary, begrudging, underhand, acquisitive, secret, spare, sure, narrow, squinting, dodgy, backhanded, blockaded, withheld, embarrass, alright, covetous, limited, close out, subterraneous, close up, wrap up, enclosed, small-minded, nonpublic, hugger mugger, classified, congest, constricted, hairy, subtle, little, undercover, close down, bigoted, black, politic, adjourn, gum, conniving, plugged, underground, obstructed, quiet, doctrinaire, sealed, costive, hypocritical, dense, guarded, specious, pontifical, artful, impeded, stinting, grudging, ulterior, settled, muzzy, restricted, frugal, mingy, Dammed, stealth, feigned, delusory, mendacious, parochial, stealthy, close, constringe, unannounced, shifty, invincible, furtive, double, compact, backstairs, scheming, Parti Pris, selfish, under wraps, reserved, capsulize, one-sided, hoggish, blocked, clandestine, miserly, unconquerable, partisan, clogged, parsimonious, biased, janus-faced, insurmountable, winking, jive, refined, stymie, mercenary, considerate, left-handed, intimate, insincere, illiberal, narrow-minded, thick, opinionative, counterfeit, double-faced, nonopening, unavailable, niggardly, backstair, deceptive, confidential, mealy, decided, polite, Recanted, urbane, grasping, insusceptible, cagey, protected, diplomatic, secure, avaricious, slippery, sheltered, unsusceptible, hole-and-corner, out of use, invulnerable, wind up, jam-packed, self-opinionated, fine, silenced, defensible, conclude, turn up, impassable, tricky, Hampered, stingy, slick, dark, exclusive, private, opinionated, occlude, prejudiced, partial, underhanded, cute, under-the-table, barricaded, laconic, Steek, unstoppable, guileful, shut, drawn, certain, secretive, union, repressed, confirmed, bulletproof, obstruct, tight-lipped, penurious, choke, disingenuous, vague, Coveting, sneaking, tenable, masked, all-right, thrifty, unbeatable, cloak-and-dagger, telescope, covered, privy, uncharitable, civil, indirect, conspiratorial, tight-mouthed, stifled, determined, sly, prorogue, dissembling, Screened, lip, hamper, restrained, dogmatic, suspend, closemouthed, resolved, inhibit, shut down, sneak, equivocal, Deceiving, phony-baloney, behind-the-scenes, tie up, fallacious, two-faced, fake, covert, tactful, inside, unsympathetic, undisclosed, taciturn, overspread, fold up, tightfisted, unrevealed, shielded, fold, closed, ambiguous, shrewd, crafty, insuperable, cloaked, misleading, Interfered, packed, constrict, polished, off-limits, wily, inactive, picayune, mealymouthed, make, hush-hush, artificial, provincial, jammed, stuffed, evasive, foxy, overrun, defendable, devious, Deluding, cramped, petty, bland, inexplicit, Trammeled, courteous, inaccessible, intolerant, insular, indefinite, unctuous, stopped, dishonest, esoteric, Double dealing, sneaky, unreceptive, uncommunicative, suppressed, Warded, designing, envious, Pecksniffian, retracted, disguised, encumbered, cunning, small, personal, unopen, genial, closefisted, itchy, squinched, bearded, rapacious, lilliputian, encumber, sub rosa, secured, overgrown, Opinioned, uncleared, desirous, safe, compress, shady, tight, stoppered, lying, blinking, inhibited, unexposed, indomitable, hushed, ungenerous, Prorogate, circular, mantled, Short circuit, terminate, Gated, deceitful, collusive, untruthful, mean, phony, impregnable, pretended, circuitous, sectarian, surreptitious, reticent, beguiling, false, close-mouthed, resentful, established, subterranean, cheap, concealed.

Quotes of open

  1. We are not inferring design to account for a black box, but to account for an open box. – Michael Behe
  2. Movies are open doors, and at every door, I change character and life. – Juliette Binoche
  3. We didn't have any segregation at the Cotton Club. No. The Cotton Club was wide open it was free. – Cab Calloway
  4. We will have a border that is open for business, open for tourism, open for legitimate travelers; but that is closed to terrorists and drug pushers and smugglers and others who seek to break the law. – Paul Cellucci
  5. You cannot open a book without learning something. – Confucius
  6. Minds are like parachutes- they only function when open – Thomas R. Dewar
  7. One of the nice things about acting is that it allows you to open up to the other people within you. – David Duchovny
  8. There's a difference between wanting to be respected and being a strong female and being known for being able to do things, but still very much wanting guys to open the door, wanting them to ask us out, still bringing flowers and stuff like that. – Jennifer Love Hewitt
  9. Without the shepherd's dog, the whole of the open mountainous land in Scotland would not be worth a sixpence. – James Hogg
  10. I had daydreams and fantasies when I was growing up. I always wanted to live in a log cabin at the foot of a mountain. I would ride my horse to town and pick up provisions. Then return to the cabin, with a big open fire, a record player and peace. – Linda McCartney
  11. If I feel in need of sleep, I just open a book or turn on the television. Both are better than any sleeping pill. – Ethel Merman
  12. I was working with Bill Graham management at the time and it was obvious to everyone concerned that albums like Open Fire, while they were good for me creatively, were not going to be commercially successful. – Ronnie Montrose
  13. I cannot in good conscience vote for final passage of legislation that would pave the way to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling. – Jim Ramstad
  14. In the past, those who had ideas they wished to communicate to the public had the unquestioned right to disseminate those ideas in an open marketplace. called a mall, we should not abridge that right. – Sol Wachtler
  15. I went down the street to the 24 -hour grocery. When I got there, the guy was locking the front door. I said, 'Hey, the sign says you're open 24 hours.' He said, 'Yes, but not in a row.' – Steven Wright

Usage examples for open

  1. Then open your heart to me. – The Lesser Bourgeoisie by Honore de Balzac
  2. But what can it open – The Lesser Bourgeoisie by Honore de Balzac
  3. Very well, this time you shall open it." – The Adventures of Pinocchio by C. Collodi--Pseudonym of Carlo Lorenzini
  4. When he had gone, I didn't open the shutters at once. – Lord John in New York by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  5. She herself held the door open for them to pass out. – The Grell Mystery by Frank Froest
  6. Keep yore eyes open – Hopalong Cassidy by Clarence E. Mulford
  7. In the open it is quite another thing. – A Man and a Woman by Stanley Waterloo
  8. Remember to leave it open – The Prime Minister by W.H.G. Kingston
  9. And you'd better be ready to open when I come back. – Police Your Planet by Lester del Rey
  10. It was always open to her as she well knew. – The Man Whom the Trees Loved by Algernon Blackwood
  11. It was half open – Aurora the Magnificent by Gertrude Hall
  12. Let us keep our eyes open – Monsieur Lecoq by Emile Gaboriau
  13. Mr. Copplestone left word that the house was to be open to any one who might wish to go over it." – The Crooked House by Brandon Fleming
  14. I heard the doctor's door open and his voice say: " Mr. Hobhouse! – The Man From the Clouds by J. Storer Clouston
  15. If she could only open that door! – Cardigan by Robert W. Chambers
  16. You ought to keep your eyes open – The Scarlet Feather by Houghton Townley
  17. Our opportunity is still open – Quiet Talks on the Crowned Christ of Revelation by S. D. Gordon
  18. " But I have no other course left open to me," she continued. – The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope
  19. You have gone into this with your eyes open – The Dominant Strain by Anna Chapin Ray
  20. Her eyes were open – By Veldt and Kopje by William Charles Scully

Rhymes for open

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