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Dictionary definition for: Open

1. (a) affording unobstructed entrance and exit; not shut or closed; "an open door" "they left the door open"

2. (n) a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water; "finally broke out of the forest into the open"

3. (v) cause to open or to become open; "Mary opened the car door"

4. (n) where the air is unconfined; "he wanted to get outdoors a little" "the concert was held in the open air" "camping in the open"

5. (a) affording free passage or access; "open drains" "the road is open to traffic" "open ranks"

6. (v) start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning; "open a business"

7. (n) a tournament in which both professionals and amateurs may play

8. (s) with no protection or shield; "the exposed northeast frontier" "open to the weather" "an open wound"

9. (v) become open; "The door opened"

10. (n) information that has become public; "all the reports were out in the open" "the facts had been brought to the surface"

11. (v) begin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals, etc.; "He opened the meeting with a long speech"

12. (s) open to or in view of all; "an open protest" "an open letter to the editor"

13. (v) spread out or open from a closed or folded state; "open the map" "spread your arms"

14. (a) used of mouth or eyes; "keep your eyes open" "his mouth slightly opened"

15. (s) not having been filled; "the job is still open"

16. (v) make available; "This opens up new possibilities"

17. (s) accessible to all; "open season" "an open economy"

18. (v) become available; "an opportunity opened up"

19. (s) not defended or capable of being defended; "an open city" "open to attack"

20. (v) have an opening or passage or outlet; "The bedrooms open into the hall"

21. (v) make the opening move; "Kasparov opened with a standard opening"

22. (s) (of textures) full of small openings or gaps; "an open texture" "a loose weave"

23. (v) afford access to; "the door opens to the patio" "The French doors give onto a terrace"

24. (s) having no protecting cover or enclosure; "an open boat" "an open fire" "open sports cars"

25. (v) display the contents of a file or start an application as on a computer

26. (s) opened out; "an open newspaper"

27. (a) 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

28. (s) 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"

29. (s) not sealed or having been unsealed; "the letter was already open" "the opened package lay on the table"

30. (s) without undue constriction as from e.g. tenseness or inhibition; "the clarity and resonance of an open tone" "her natural and open response"

31. (s) 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"

32. (a) open and observable; not secret or hidden; "an overt lie" "overt hostility" "overt intelligence gathering"

33. (a) used of string or hole or pipe of instruments

34. (s) 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"

35. (s) not secret; "open plans" "an open ballot"

36. (s) 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"

37. (s) affording free passage or view; "a clear view" "a clear path to victory"

38. (s) lax in enforcing laws; "an open town"

39. (s) openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness; "his candid eyes" "an open and trusting nature" "a heart-to-heart talk"

40. (s) sincere and free of reserve in expression; "Please be open with me"

41. (s) receptive to new ideas; "an open mind" "open to new ideas"

42. (s) ready for business; "the stores are open"

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