Definition of Open


  • information that has become public
    "all the reports were out in the open"
    "the facts had been brought to the surface"
  • a tournament in which both professionals and amateurs may play
  • where the air is unconfined
    "he wanted to get outdoors a little"
    "the concert was held in the open air"
    "camping in the open"
    - out of doors - open air
  • a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water
    "finally broke out of the forest into the open"


  • display the contents of a file or start an application as on a computer
  • afford access to
    "the door opens to the patio"
    "The French doors give onto a terrace"
  • make the opening move
    "Kasparov opened with a standard opening"
  • have an opening or passage or outlet
    "The bedrooms open into the hall"
  • become available
    "an opportunity opened up"
    - open up
  • make available
    "This opens up new possibilities"
    - open up
  • spread out or open from a closed or folded state
    "open the map"
    "spread your arms"
    - spread out
  • begin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals, etc.
    "He opened the meeting with a long speech"
  • become open
    "The door opened"
    - open up
  • start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning
    "open a business"
    - open up
  • cause to open or to become open
    "Mary opened the car door"
    - open up


  • ready for business
    "the stores are open"
  • openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness
    "his candid eyes"
    "an open and trusting nature"
    "a heart-to-heart talk"
    - heart to heart
  • affording free passage or view
    "a clear view"
    "a clear path to victory"
    "open waters"
    "the open countryside"
  • 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"
  • not requiring union membership
    "an open shop employs nonunion workers"
  • open and observable
    not secret or hidden
    "an overt lie"
    "overt hostility"
    "overt intelligence gathering"
    "open ballots"
  • ready or willing to receive favorably
    "receptive to the proposals"
  • without undue constriction as from e.g. tenseness or inhibition
    "the clarity and resonance of an open tone"
    "her natural and open response"
  • not sealed or having been unsealed
    "the letter was already open"
    "the opened package lay on the table"
  • 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"
  • (set theory) of an interval that contains neither of its endpoints
  • having no protecting cover or enclosure
    "an open boat"
    "an open fire"
    "open sports cars"
  • (of textures) full of small openings or gaps
    "an open texture"
    "a loose weave"
  • not defended or capable of being defended
    "an open city"
    "open to attack"
    - undefendable
  • accessible to all
    "open season"
    "an open economy"
  • not having been filled
    "the job is still open"
  • used of mouth or eyes
    "keep your eyes open"
    "his mouth slightly opened"
  • open to or in view of all
    "an open protest"
    "an open letter to the editor"
  • with no protection or shield
    "the exposed northeast frontier"
    "open to the weather"
    "an open wound"
  • affording free passage or access
    "open drains"
    "the road is open to traffic"
    "open ranks"
  • affording unobstructed entrance and exit
    not shut or closed
    "an open door"
    "they left the door open"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble open

17 unscramble word found using the letters open.

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