Allowing access, passage, or a view through an empty space; not closed or blocked up,
Allowing access, passage, or a view through an empty space; not closed or blocked up
it was a warm evening and the window was open
the door was wide open
(of a container) Not fastened or sealed; in a position or with the lid or other covering in a position allowing access to the inside part or the contents
the case burst open and its contents flew all over the place
(of a garment or its fasteners) Not buttoned or fastened
his tie was knotted below the open collar of his shirt
(of the mouth or eyes) With lips or lids parted
his eyes were open but he could see nothing
Free from obstructions
the pass is kept open all year by snowplows
(of a car or house) Unlocked
(of a vowel) Produced with a relatively wide opening of the mouth and the tongue kept low
(of a syllable) Ending in a vowel
(of the bowels) Not constipated
(of a game or style of play) Characterized by action that is spread out over the field
Exposed to the air or to view; not covered
an open fire burned in the grate
(of an area of land) Not covered with buildings or trees
increasing numbers of new houses in open countryside
Having spaces or gaps between elements
air circulates more readily through an open tree
(of a fabric) Loosely knitted or woven
(of a team member in a game) Unguarded and therefore able to receive a pass
the trick is spreading the defense so that at least one receiver gets open
(of a goal or other object of attack in a game) Unprotected; vulnerable
(of a boat) Without a deck
days without food and water in an open boat
Likely to suffer from or be affected by; vulnerable or subject to
the system is open to abuse
(of a town or city) Officially declared to be undefended, and so immune under international law from bombardment
With the outer edges or sides drawn away from each other; unfolded
the trees had buds and a few open flowers
(of a book or file) With the covers parted or the contents in view, allowing it to be read
she was copying verses from an open Bible
her mind was an open book to him
(of a hand) Not clenched into a fist
Damaged or injured by a deep cut in the surface
he had his arm slashed open
(of a store, place of entertainment, etc.) Officially admitting customers or visitors; available for business
the store stays open until 9 p.m.
(of a bank account) Available for transactions
the minimum required to keep the account open
(of a telephone line) Ready to take calls
our free advice line is open from 8:30 to 5:30
(of a choice, offer, or opportunity) Still available; such that people can take advantage of it
the offer is open while supplies last
we need to consider what options are left open
(of a person) Frank and communicative; not given to deception or concealment
she was open and naive
I was quite open about my views
Not concealed; manifest
his eyes showed open admiration
(of conflict) Fully developed and unconcealed
the dispute erupted into open war
Involving no concealment, restraint, or deception; welcoming discussion, criticism, and inquiry
the conclusions were reached in open discussion
(of a question, case, or decision) Not finally settled; still admitting of debate
students' choice of major can be kept open until the second year
(of the mind) Accessible to new ideas; unprejudiced
I'm keeping an open mind about my future
the union was open to suggestions for improvements
Admitting of; making possible
the message is open to different interpretations
Freely available or accessible; offered without restriction
the service is open to all students at the university
With no restrictions on those allowed to attend or participate
an open audition was announced
(of an award or the competition for it) Unrestricted as to who may qualify to compete
each horse had won two open races
(of a ticket) Not restricted as to day of travel
(of a string) Allowed to vibrate along its whole length
(of a pipe) Unstopped at each end
(of a note) Sounded from an open string or pipe
(of an electrical circuit) Having a break in the conducting path
(of a set) Not containing any of its limit points
Move or adjust (a door or window) so as to leave a space allowing access and view
she opened the door and went in
“Open up!” he said
(of a door or window) Be moved or adjusted to leave a space allowing access and view
the door opened and a man came out
Undo or remove the lid, cover, or fastener of (a container) to get access to the contents
he opened a bottle inexpertly, spilling some of the wine
Remove the covers or wrapping from
can we open the presents now?
Part the lips or lids of (a mouth or eye)
she opened her mouth to argue
(of the mouth or eyes) Have the lips or lids parted in this way
her eyes slowly opened
(of a wound) Lose or lack its protective covering
old wounds opened and I bled a little bit
Improve or make possible access to or passage through
the president announced that his government would open the border
Cause evacuation of (the bowels)
(of a room, door, or window) Give access to
beautiful French doors that opened onto a balcony
(of a panorama) Come into view; spread out before someone
stop to marvel at the views that open out below
Achieve a clear view of (a place) by sailing past a headland or other obstruction
we shall open Simon's Bay at any minute now
Spread out; unfold
the eagle opened its wings and circled up into the air
the tail looks like a fan when it is opened out fully
Be unfolded; spread out to the full extent
the flowers never opened beyond narrow points
Increase the spaces or gaps between elements of (something)
spacing the scaffolds opens up the tree so light can penetrate
Part the covers or display the contents of (a book or file) to read it
she opened her book at the prologue
Become wider or more spacious
the path opened out into a glade
Allow public access to
one woman raised $731 by opening her home and selling coffee and tea
the new plan proposed to open up opportunities to immigrants
Make more widely known; reveal
the move may force the company to open up its plans for the future
Become more communicative or confiding
neither one of them had opened up to me about their troubles
Make (one's mind or heart) more receptive or sympathetic
open your mind to what is going on around you
Make someone vulnerable to
the process is going to open them to a legal threat
Establish (a new business, movement, or enterprise)
they have opened a new restaurant across the street
(of an enterprise, esp. a commercial one) Be established
two new restaurants open this week
(of a store, place of entertainment, etc.) Be officially ready to receive customers or visitors; become ready for business
the mall didn't open until 10
Take the action required to make ready for use
they have the $10 necessary to open a savings account
click twice to open a file
(of a meeting or a sporting or artistic event) Formally begin
the incident occurred just before the Olympic Games were due to open
(of a piece of writing or music) Begin
the chapter opens with a discussion of Anglo-American relations
(of a process) Start to develop
a new and dramatic phase was opening up
Officially or ceremonially declare (a building, road, etc.) to be completed and ready for use
we will have to wait until a new bypass is opened before we can tackle the problem of congestion
(of a counsel in a court of law) Make a preliminary statement in (a case) before calling witnesses
Make (the first bid) in the auction
Break the conducting path of (an electrical circuit)
the switch opens the motor circuit
(of an electrical circuit or device) Suffer a break in its conducting path
A championship or competition with no restrictions on who may qualify to compete
the venue for the British Open
An accidental break in the conducting path for an electrical current
cause to open or to become open; "Mary opened the car door"
a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water; "finally broke out of the forest into the open"
affording unobstructed entrance and exit; not shut or closed; "an open door"; "they left the door open"
affording free passage or access; "open drains"; "the road is open to traffic"; "open ranks"
outdoors: where the air is unconfined; "he wanted to get outdoors a little"; "the concert was held in the open air"; "camping in the open"
start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning; "open a business"
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(Openness) Through our Privacy Officer, information specific to our policies and practices concerning the management of customer information is accessible.