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Open meaning

open - 43 dictionary results

  1. 1. make available; " This opens up new possibilities"
  2. 2. make the opening move; " Kasparov opened with a standard opening"
  3. 3. display the contents of a file or start an application as on a computer
  4. 4. begin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals, etc.; " He opened the meeting with a long speech"
  5. 5. sincere and free of reserve in expression; " Please be open with me"
  6. 6. openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness; " his candid eyes"; " an open and trusting nature"; " a heart- to- heart talk"
  7. 7. affording free passage or view; " a clear view"; " a clear path to victory"
  8. 8. affording free passage or access; " open drains"; " the road is open to traffic"; " open ranks"
  9. 9. having no protecting cover or enclosure; " an open boat"; " an open fire"; " open sports cars"
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. open to or in view of all; " an open protest"; " an open letter to the editor"
  12. 12. accessible to all; " open season"; " an open economy"
  13. 13. not secret; " open plans"; " an open ballot"
  14. 14. ( of textures) full of small openings or gaps; " an open texture"; " a loose weave"
  15. 15. 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"
  16. 16. 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.
  17. 17. 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.
  18. 18. Free or cleared of obstruction to progress or to view; accessible; as, an open tract; the open sea.
  19. 19. Not drawn together, closed, or contracted; extended; expanded; as, an open hand; open arms; an open flower; an open prospect.
  20. 20. 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.
  21. 21. 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.
  22. 22. Free; disengaged; unappropriated; as, to keep a day open for any purpose; to be open for an engagement.
  23. 23. Uttered, as a consonant, with the oral passage simply narrowed without closure, as in uttering s.
  24. 24. Produced by an open string; as, an open tone.
  25. 25. Open or unobstructed space; clear land, without trees or obstructions; open ocean; open water.
  26. 26. 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.
  27. 27. To spread; to expand; as, to open the hand.
  28. 28. To disclose; to reveal; to interpret; to explain.
  29. 29. To make known; to discover; also, to render available or accessible for settlements, trade, etc.
  30. 30. 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.
  31. 31. To loosen or make less compact; as, to open matted cotton by separating the fibers.
  32. 32. To expand; to spread out; to be disclosed; as, the harbor opened to our view.
  33. 33. To begin; to commence; as, the stock opened at par; the battery opened upon the enemy.
  34. 34. To bark on scent or view of the game.
  35. 35. 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.
  36. 36. 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.
  37. 37. 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.
  38. 38. 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.
  39. 39. or unobstructed space; clear land, without trees or obstructions; open ocean; open water.
  40. 40. Not shut or inclosed; not close; free for use; public; frank.
  41. 41. Openness.
  42. 42. To become open; begin.
  43. 43. To make open; begin.

open - examples of usage

  1. I live in the open. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  2. " I shall simply say, 'Mr. Barradine, sir, I thank you for what you've done for me and for the kind and open way you done it. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  3. They were all open. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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