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1 open

A clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water:
— Finally broke out of the forest into the open.

synonym: clear.

2 open

Where the air is unconfined:
— The concert was held in the open air.
— Camping in the open.

synonyms: open air, out-of-doors, outdoors.

Dutch: laar
Polish: dwór

3 open

A tournament in which both professionals and amateurs may play.

4 open

Information that has become public:
— All the reports were out in the open.

synonym: surface.


1 open

Cause to open or to become open:
— Mary opened the car door.

synonym: open up.

Roget 529: disclose, discover, dismask; draw the veil, draw aside the veil, lift the veil, raise the veil, lift up the veil, remove the veil, tear aside the veil, tear the curtain; unmask, unveil, unfold, ... show more

Roget 66: begin, start, commence; conceive, open, dawn, set in, take its rise, enter upon, enter; set out etc. (depart) ... show more

Roget 260: open, ope, gape, yawn, bilge; fly open.    perforate, pierce, empierce, tap, bore, drill; mine etc. ... show more

Dutch: uitklappen

2 open

Start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning:
— Open a business.

synonym: open up.

3 open

Become open:
— The door opened.

synonym: open up.

Dutch: ontsluiten, openen, opengaan

4 open

Begin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals, etc..

5 open

Spread out or open from a closed or folded state:
— Open the map.

synonyms: spread, spread out, unfold.

Roget 194: become larger etc. (large) etc. 192; expand, widen, enlarge, extend, grow, increase, incrassate, swell, gather; ... show more

Dutch: ontvouwen, openvouwen, uitvouwen

6 open

Make available:
— This opens up new possibilities.

synonym: open up.

Dutch: openstellen

7 open

Become available:
— An opportunity opened up.

synonym: open up.

8 open

Have an opening or passage or outlet.

9 open

Make the opening move.

10 open

Afford access to:
— The door opens to the patio.

synonyms: afford, give.

11 open

Display the contents of a file or start an application as on a computer.


1 open

Affording unobstructed entrance and exit; not shut or closed:
— An open door.
— They left the door open.

synonym: unfastened.

Roget 531: published etc. v.; current etc. (news) 532; in circulation, public; notorious; flagrant, arrant; open ... show more

Roget 529: disclosed etc. v.; open, public etc. 525.   

Roget 260: open; perforated etc. v.; perforate; wide open, ajar, unclosed, unstopped; oscitant, gaping, yawning; patent.    tubular, ... show more

2 open

Affording free passage or access.

3 open

With no protection or shield:
— Open to the weather.
— An open wound.

synonym: exposed.

4 open

Open to or in view of all.

Polish: jawny

5 open

Used of mouth or eyes:
— Keep your eyes open.
— His mouth slightly opened.

synonym: opened.

6 open

Not having been filled.

7 open

Accessible to all.

8 open

Not defended or capable of being defended:
— An open city.
— Open to attack.

synonyms: assailable, undefendable, undefended.

9 open

of textures Full of small openings or gaps:
— An open texture.

synonym: loose.

Polish: rzadki

10 open

Having no protecting cover or enclosure.

11 open

set theory Of an interval that contains neither of its endpoints.

12 open

Not brought to a conclusion; subject to further thought:
— An open question.

synonyms: undecided, undetermined, unresolved.

13 open

Not sealed or having been unsealed:
— The letter was already open.
— The opened package lay on the table.

synonym: opened.

14 open

Without undue constriction as from e.g. tenseness or inhibition.

Polish: jawny, nieukrywany, otwarty

15 open

Ready or willing to receive favorably.

synonym: receptive.

16 open

Open and observable; not secret or hidden:
— Open ballots.

synonym: overt.

Roget 525: manifest, apparent; salient, striking, demonstrative, prominent, in the foreground, notable, pronounced.    flagrant; notorious etc. (public) ... show more

Dutch: openlijk, uitgesproken

17 open

Not requiring union membership.

18 open

Possibly accepting or permitting:
— Open to interpretation.
— An issue open to question.

synonyms: capable, subject.

19 open

Affording free passage or view:
— Open waters.
— The open countryside.

synonym: clear.

20 open

Openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness:
— An open and trusting nature.

synonyms: candid, heart-to-heart.

Roget 703: artless, natural, pure, native, confiding, simple, lain, inartificial, untutored, unsophisticated, ingenu, unaffected, naive; sincere, ... show more

Roget 543: truthful, true; veracious, veridical; scrupulous etc. (honorable) 939; sincere, candid, frank, open, straightforward, unreserved; ... show more

21 open

Ready for business.

Moby thesaurus: Spartan, abandoned, aboveboard, absolute, accented, acceptable, accessible, activate, admissible, admissive, admissory, adumbrate, advertise, affirmed, afford, agape, agreeable, air, ajar, aloof ... show more.

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