open  

  • 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.  

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