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Open Definition

(adjective)

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(of textures) full of small openings or gaps


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an open texture

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(adjective)

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not defended or capable of being defended


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an open city

open to attack

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(adjective)

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possibly accepting or permitting


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open to interpretation

an issue open to question

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(adjective)

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with no protection or shield


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open to the weather

an open wound

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(adjective)

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not sealed or having been unsealed


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the letter was already open

the opened package lay on the table

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(adjective)

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openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness


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an open and trusting nature

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(adjective)

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affording free passage or view


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open waters

the open countryside

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(verb)

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start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning


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open a business

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(noun)

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a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water


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finally broke out of the forest into the open

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(adjective)

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ready or willing to receive favorably

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(adjective)

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used of mouth or eyes


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keep your eyes open

his mouth slightly opened

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(verb)

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spread out or open from a closed or folded state


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open the map

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(verb)

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become available


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an opportunity opened up

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(verb)

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afford access to


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the door opens to the patio

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(adjective)

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open and observable; not secret or hidden


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open ballots

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(noun)

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where the air is unconfined


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the concert was held in the open air

camping in the open

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(adjective)

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affording unobstructed entrance and exit; not shut or closed


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an open door

they left the door open

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(verb)

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become open


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The door opened

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(noun)

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information that has become public


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all the reports were out in the open

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(verb)

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make available


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This opens up new possibilities

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(verb)

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cause to open or to become open


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Mary opened the car door

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(adjective)

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not brought to a conclusion; subject to further thought


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an open question

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(adjective)

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accessible to all


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open season

an open economy

(adjective)

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affording free passage or access


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open drains

the road is open to traffic

open ranks

(noun)

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a tournament in which both professionals and amateurs may play

(verb)

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


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He opened the meeting with a long speech

(verb)

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

(adjective)

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having no protecting cover or enclosure


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an open boat

an open fire

open sports cars

(verb)

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make the opening move


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Kasparov opened with a standard opening

(adjective)

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not having been filled


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the job is still open

(adjective)

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not requiring union membership


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an open shop employs nonunion workers

(adjective)

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open to or in view of all


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an open protest

an open letter to the editor

(adjective)

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ready for business


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the stores are open

(adjective)

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(set theory) of an interval that contains neither of its endpoints

(adjective)

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


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the clarity and resonance of an open tone

her natural and open response

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have an opening or passage or outlet


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The bedrooms open into the hall