Thesaurus for open
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- opened, acceptant, acceptive, active, admissive, agape, agaze, ajar, artless, assimilative, available, bald, barefaced, coarse, gaping, harsh, hospitable, ingenuous, naked, nonunion, public, raw, staring, susceptible, unconstricted, undisguised, unenclosed, unobstructed, unprotected, unrestricted, unsealed, unsettled, unstoppered, visible, vulnerable, wide, wide-eyed, wide-open, yawning
Pronunciation of open: OW1 P AH0 N ('oʊpən)
Number of syllables of open: 2
Pronunciation Video of open
Definition of open
- (n): information that has become public; "all the reports were out in the open"; "the facts had been brought to the surface"
- (n): a tournament in which both professionals and amateurs may play
- (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"
- (n): a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water; "finally broke out of the forest into the open"
- (v): make available; "This opens up new possibilities"
- (v): become available; "an opportunity opened up"
- (v): make the opening move; "Kasparov opened with a standard opening"
- (v): cause to open or to become open; "Mary opened the car door"
- (v): become open; "The door opened"
- (v): spread out or open from a closed or folded state; "open the map"; "spread your arms"
- (v): display the contents of a file or start an application as on a computer
- (v): afford access to; "the door opens to the patio"; "The French doors give onto a terrace"
- (v): begin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals, etc.; "He opened the meeting with a long speech"
- (v): start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning; "open a business"
- (v): have an opening or passage or outlet; "The bedrooms open into the hall"
- (s): ready for business; "the stores are open"
- (s): not having been filled; "the job is still open"
- (s): receptive to new ideas; "an open mind"; "open to new ideas"
- (s): opened out; "an open newspaper"
- (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"
- (s): sincere and free of reserve in expression; "Please be open with me"
- (s): openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness; "his candid eyes"; "an open and trusting nature"; "a heart-to-heart talk"
- (s): lax in enforcing laws; "an open town"
- (s): without undue constriction as from e.g. tenseness or inhibition; "the clarity and resonance of an open tone"; "her natural and open response"
- (s): affording free passage or view; "a clear view"; "a clear path to victory"
- (a): affording unobstructed entrance and exit; not shut or closed; "an open door"; "they left the door open"
- (a): affording free passage or access; "open drains"; "the road is open to traffic"; "open ranks"
- (a): used of mouth or eyes; "keep your eyes open"; "his mouth slightly opened"
- (s): having no protecting cover or enclosure; "an open boat"; "an open fire"; "open sports cars"
- (a): used of string or hole or pipe of instruments
- (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
- (a): open and observable; not secret or hidden; "an overt lie"; "overt hostility"; "overt intelligence gathering"
- (s): open to or in view of all; "an open protest"; "an open letter to the editor"
- (s): with no protection or shield; "the exposed northeast frontier"; "open to the weather"; "an open wound"
- (s): accessible to all; "open season"; "an open economy"
- (s): not sealed or having been unsealed; "the letter was already open"; "the opened package lay on the table"
- (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"
- (s): not secret; "open plans"; "an open ballot"
- (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"
- (s): (of textures) full of small openings or gaps; "an open texture"; "a loose weave"
- (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"
- (s): not defended or capable of being defended; "an open city"; "open to attack"
Examples of open
- Door of repentance remains open for the Mushrikeen.
- He's trying to open the door using the jimmy.
- I open the door and leave the tray.
- Scamp tries to open the door behind him, but it's locked.
- I open the folder and it closes the window.
- He turned and pushed open the door, lurching forward.
- Let's not open the door to infinite indemnity regarding the past.
- Open the door and you will be in a spiraling corridor.
- The door springs open spontaneously and slowly creaking ominously.
- In summer instead of using the air conditioner open a window.