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  • EN [ ˈəʊpən]
  • US [ ˈoʊpən]

English definition


  • 1. a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water;

    • "finally broke out of the forest into the open"
  • 2. where the air is unconfined;

    • "he wanted to get outdoors a little"
    • "the concert was held in the open air"
    • "camping in the open"
  • 3. a tournament in which both professionals and amateurs may play

  • 4. information that has become public;

    • "all the reports were out in the open"
    • "the facts had been brought to the surface"


  • 1. cause to open or to become open;

    • "Mary opened the car door"
  • 2. start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning;

    • "open a business"
  • 3. become open;

    • "The door opened"
  • 4. begin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals, etc.;

    • "He opened the meeting with a long speech"
  • 5. spread out or open from a closed or folded state;

    • "open the map"
    • "spread your arms"
  • 6. make available;

    • "This opens up new possibilities"
  • 7. become available;

    • "an opportunity opened up"
  • 8. have an opening or passage or outlet;

    • "The bedrooms open into the hall"
  • 9. make the opening move;

    • "Kasparov opened with a standard opening"
  • 10. afford access to;

    • "the door opens to the patio"
    • "The French doors give onto a terrace"
  • 11. display the contents of a file or start an application as on a computer


  • 1. affording unobstructed entrance and exit; not shut or closed;

    • "an open door"
    • "they left the door open"
  • 2. affording free passage or access;

    • "open drains"
    • "the road is open to traffic"
    • "open ranks"
  • 3. with no protection or shield;

    • "the exposed northeast frontier"
    • "open to the weather"
    • "an open wound"
  • 4. open to or in view of all;

    • "an open protest"
    • "an open letter to the editor"
  • 5. used of mouth or eyes;

    • "keep your eyes open"
    • "his mouth slightly opened"
  • 6. not having been filled;

    • "the job is still open"
  • 7. accessible to all;

    • "open season"
    • "an open economy"
  • 8. not defended or capable of being defended;

    • "an open city"
    • "open to attack"
  • 9. (of textures) full of small openings or gaps;

    • "an open texture"
    • "a loose weave"
  • 10. having no protecting cover or enclosure;

    • "an open boat"
    • "an open fire"
    • "open sports cars"
  • 11. opened out;

    • "an open newspaper"
  • 12. 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

  • 13. 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"
  • 14. not sealed or having been unsealed;

    • "the letter was already open"
    • "the opened package lay on the table"
  • 15. without undue constriction as from e.g. tenseness or inhibition;

    • "the clarity and resonance of an open tone"
    • "her natural and open response"
  • 16. 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"
  • 17. open and observable; not secret or hidden;

    • "an overt lie"
    • "overt hostility"
    • "overt intelligence gathering"
  • 18. used of string or hole or pipe of instruments

  • 19. not requiring union membership;

    • "an open shop employs nonunion workers"
  • 20. 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"
  • 21. not secret;

    • "open plans"
    • "an open ballot"
  • 22. 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"
  • 23. affording free passage or view;

    • "a clear view"
    • "a clear path to victory"
  • 24. lax in enforcing laws;

    • "an open town"
  • 25. openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness;

    • "his candid eyes"
    • "an open and trusting nature"
    • "a heart-to-heart talk"
  • 26. sincere and free of reserve in expression;

    • "Please be open with me"
  • 27. receptive to new ideas;

    • "an open mind"
    • "open to new ideas"
  • 28. ready for business;

    • "the stores are open"

Example sentences

  • We were welcomed with open arms.

  • The chairman stepped up and declared the meeting open.

  • The window was wide open.

  • As we turned the corner , we came upon a group of men who were waiting for the public house to open.

  • Open the curtains to let some light through the window.

  • The door blew open.

  • They feared that the mummy would fall to pieces when they cut it open.

  • They split the box open.

  • The lock on the door is rusty and won't open.

  • An open minded person is accessible to reasons.

  • These cars are to be procured through open tender.

  • Does this door open inwards or outwards?

  • The police had to get special permission to open up the grave.

  • The telephone office is open for public business.

  • She is a very friendly, open person.

  • Will you be kind enough to open the door?

  • The letter was cut open.

  • A flock of customers were waiting for the store to open.

  • The windows open on a beautiful view of the lake.

  • In ideological work, we must learn to open different locks with different keys because a method that answers with one person may not answer with another.

  • Pea pods burst open when overripe.

  • Following in his steps, I passed through damp spruce woods to an open cliff.

  • He was adrift in an open boat for three days.

  • The post office is open on Sunday.

  • The bank isn't open yet.

  • All the students listened to the teacher with open eyes.

  • The action is an open violation of the Vienna Convention.

Phrase collocation

  • open up

    To spread out; unfold

    • A green valley opened up before us.

    To begin operation

    • The new store opens up next month.

    • The artillery opened up at dawn.

    &I{Informal} To speak freely and candidly

    • At last the frightened witness opened up and told the truth.

    To make an opening in by cutting

    • The surgeon opened up the patient's chest.

    To make available or accessible

    • open up new markets.

    &I{Informal} To accelerate. Used of a motor vehicle.

  • be open with

    speak frankly to; conceal nothing from

    • I had always been completely open with my mother.

  • in (或 into) the open

    out of doors; not under cover

  • in open court

    in a court of law, before the judge and the public

  • open-and-shut

    (of a case or argument) admitting no doubt or dispute; straightforward

  • open the batting

    (Cricket)play as one of the pair of batsmen who begin a side's innings

  • open the door to

  • open someone's eyes

  • an open mind

  • with one's eyes open (或with open eyes)

    fully aware of the risks and other implications of an action or situation

    • I went into the job with my eyes open—everyone knows what happens to an unsuccessful manager.

  • with open arms

    • I went into the job with my eyes open—everyone knows what happens to an unsuccessful manager.

  • open something up

    accelerate a motor vehicle

    (of a sports player or team) create an advantage for one's side

    • he opened up a lead of 14–8.

  • open fire

    To begin firing on.

  • open (one's) eyes

    To become aware of the truth of a situation.


  • open a can of beans

    • It was I who opened a can of beans.

    • She was one of those people who like opening a can of beans.

  • keep ones eyes open

    • It has kept my eyes open that the boy stutters.

    • He's keeping an eye out for a more profitable job.

Synonym discrimination

  • empty, vacant, hollow, blank, open

  • frank, open, plain, blunt, honest, sincere, straightforward

  • unfold, open


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