HyperDic: open

English > 36 senses of the word open:
VERBcontactopen, open upcause to open or to become open
socialopen, open upstart to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning
contactopen, open upbecome open
socialopenbegin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals / recitals / recitals / recitals / recitals, etc.
contactopen, unfold, spread, spread outspread out or open from a closed or folded state
changeopen, open upmake available
changeopen, open upbecome available
stativeopenhave an opening or passage or outlet
competitionopenmake the opening move
possessionopen, afford, giveafford access to
perceptionopendisplay the contents of a file or start an application as on a computer
ADJECTIVEallopen, unfastenedaffording unobstructed entrance and exit
allopenaffording free passage or access
allopen, exposedwith no protection or shield
allopenopen to or in view of all
allopen, openedused of mouth or eyes
allopennot having been filled
allopenaccessible to all
allopen, assailable, undefendable, undefendednot defended or capable of being defended
allopen, loose(of textures) full of small openings or gaps
allopenhaving no protecting cover or enclosure
allopen(set theory) of an interval that contains neither of its endpoints
allopen, undecided, undetermined, unresolvednot brought to a conclusion
allopen, openednot sealed or having been unsealed
allopenwithout undue constriction as from e.g. tenseness or inhibition
allopen, receptiveready or willing to receive favorably
allopen, overtopen and observable
allopennot requiring union membership
allopen, capable, subjectpossibly accepting or permitting
allopen, clearaffording free passage / passage or view
allopen, candid, heart-to-heartopenly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness
allopenready for business
NOUNlocationopen, cleara clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water
locationopen, outdoors, out-of-doors, open airwhere the air is unconfined
eventopena tournament in which both professionals and amateurs may play
cognitionopen, surfaceinformation that has become public
open > pronunciation
Soundsow'pahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > open: 36 senses > adjective 1
Meaningaffording unobstructed entrance and exit; not shut or closed.
Examples
  • "an open door"
  • "they left the door open"
Synonymunfastened
Narrowerajarslightly open
wide-openopen wide
See alsoopenaffording free passage or access
Oppositeshut, unopen, closednot open
Spanishabierto
Catalanobert
English > open: 36 senses > adjective 2
Meaningaffording free passage or access.
Examples
  • "open drains"
  • "the road is open to traffic"
  • "open ranks"
Narroweropenedmade open or clear
unstoppered(of a container) having the stopper removed
yawninggaping open as if threatening to engulf someone or something
See alsoopen, unfastenedaffording unobstructed entrance and exit
unsealednot closed or secured with or as if with a seal / seal
Oppositeclosednot open or affording passage or access
Spanishabierto
Catalanobert
Adverbsopenlyin an open way
English > open: 36 senses > adjective 3
MeaningWith no protection or shield.
Examples
  • "open to the weather"
  • "an open wound"
Synonymexposed
Broaderunprotectedlacking protection or defense
Spanishabierto
Catalanexposat
English > open: 36 senses > adjective 4
Meaningopen to or in view of all.
Examples
  • "an open protest"
  • "an open letter to the editor"
Broaderpublicnot private
Spanishabierto, público
Catalanobert, públic
Nounsopeninformation that has become public
English > open: 36 senses > adjective 5
MeaningUsed of mouth or eyes.
Examples
  • "keep your eyes open"
  • "his mouth slightly opened"
Synonymopened
Narroweragape, gapingWith the mouth wide open as in wonder or awe
agaze, staring(used of eyes) open and fixed as if in fear or wonder
wide-eyed, wide(used of eyes) fully open or extended
yawningWith the mouth wide open indicating boredom or sleepiness
Oppositeclosed, shutUsed especially of mouth or eyes
Spanishabierto
Catalanobert
English > open: 36 senses > adjective 6
Meaningnot having been filled.
Example"the job is still open"
Broaderavailableobtainable or accessible and ready for use or service
Spanishvacante
Catalanvacant
English > open: 36 senses > adjective 7
Meaningaccessible to all.
Examples
  • "open season"
  • "an open economy"
Broaderunrestrictednot subject to or subjected to restriction
Spanishabierto
Catalanobert
Nounsopena tournament in which both professionals and amateurs may play
English > open: 36 senses > adjective 8
Meaningnot defended or capable of being defended.
Examples
  • "an open city"
  • "open to attack"
Synonymsassailable, undefendable, undefended
Broadervulnerablesusceptible to attack / attack / attack
Spanishabierto, indefendible, indefensable, indefensible, indefenso
Catalanindefens, indefensable, obert
English > open: 36 senses > adjective 9
Meaning(of textures) full of small openings or gaps.
Example"an open texture"
Synonymloose
Broadercoarse, harshOf textures that are rough to the touch or substances consisting of relatively large particles
English > open: 36 senses > adjective 10
MeaningHaving no protecting cover or enclosure.
Examples
  • "an open boat"
  • "an open fire"
  • "open sports cars"
Broaderunenclosednot closed in our surrounded or included
Nounsopenwhere the air is unconfined
English > open: 36 senses > adjective 11
Meaning(set theory) of an interval that contains neither of its endpoints.
Categorymathematics, math, mathsA science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic / logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
Oppositeclosed(set theory) of an interval that contains both its endpoints
English > open: 36 senses > adjective 12
Meaningnot brought to a conclusion; subject to further thought.
Example"an open question"
Synonymsundecided, undetermined, unresolved
BroaderunsettledStill in doubt
Spanishabierto, pendiente
Catalanobert, pendent
English > open: 36 senses > adjective 13
Meaningnot sealed or having been unsealed.
Examples
  • "the letter was already open"
  • "the opened package lay on the table"
Synonymopened
Broaderunsealednot closed or secured with or as if with a seal / seal
Spanishabierto
Catalanobert
English > open: 36 senses > adjective 14
MeaningWithout undue constriction as from e.g. tenseness or inhibition.
Examples
  • "the clarity and resonance of an open tone"
  • "her natural and open response"
Broaderunconstrictednot constricted physically or by extension psychologically
Nounsopennesswillingness or readiness to receive (especially impressions or ideas)
English > open: 36 senses > adjective 15
MeaningReady or willing to receive favorably.
Synonymreceptive
Narroweracceptive, acceptantAccepting willingly
admissiveCharacterized by or allowing admission
assimilativeCapable of mentally absorbing
hospitableHaving an open mind
See alsounprejudiced, impartialFree from undue bias or preconceived opinions
Oppositeunreceptivenot receptive
Spanishreceptivo
Catalanreceptiu
Nounsopennesswillingness or readiness to receive (especially impressions or ideas)
English > open: 36 senses > adjective 16
Meaningopen and observable; not secret or hidden / hidden.
Example "open ballots"
Synonymovert
Narrowerbald, barefacedWith no effort to conceal
naked, rawDevoid of elaboration or diminution or concealment
undisguisedplain to see
visibleobvious to the eye
See alsoexplicit, expressedprecisely and clearly / clearly / clearly expressed or readily observable
obviouseasily perceived / perceived by the senses or grasped by the mind
publicnot private
unconcealednot concealed or hidden
OppositecovertSecret or hidden / hidden
Spanishabierto, al aire libre, descubierto, evidente, explícito, público
Catalanobert, públic
Nounsopennesscharacterized by an attitude of ready accessibility (especially about one's actions or purposes)
English > open: 36 senses > adjective 17
Meaningnot requiring union membership.
Example"an open shop employs nonunion workers"
Broadernonunionnot belonging to or not allowing affiliation with a trade union
English > open: 36 senses > adjective 18
MeaningPossibly accepting or permitting.
Examples
  • "open to interpretation"
  • "an issue open to question"
Synonymscapable, subject
Broadersusceptible(often followed by 'of' or 'to') yielding readily to or capable of
English > open: 36 senses > adjective 19
Meaningaffording free passage / passage or view.
Examples
  • "open waters"
  • "the open countryside"
Synonymclear
BroaderunobstructedFree from impediment / impediment or obstruction or hindrance
Spanishdespejado, libre
Catalanclar, lliure
Nounsopena clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water
opennesswithout obstructions to passage or view
English > open: 36 senses > adjective 20
Meaningopenly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness.
Example "an open and trusting nature"
Synonymscandid, heart-to-heart
Broaderingenuous, artlessCharacterized by an inability to mask your feelings
Spanishabierto, cándido, franco
Nounsopennesscharacterized by an attitude of ready accessibility (especially about one's actions or purposes)
English > open: 36 senses > adjective 21
MeaningReady for business.
Example"the stores are open"
BroaderactiveFull of activity or engaged in continuous activity
Spanishabierto
Catalanobert
English > open: 36 senses > noun 1, location
MeaningA clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water.
Example"finally broke out of the forest into the open"
Synonymclear
Broaderarea, countryA particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)
Adjectivesopenaffording free passage / passage or view
English > open: 36 senses > noun 2, location
MeaningWhere the air is unconfined.
Examples
  • "the concert was held in the open air"
  • "camping in the open"
Synonymsoutdoors, out-of-doors, open air
Broaderoutside, exteriorThe region that is outside of something
Spanishaire libre
Catalanaire lliure
Adjectivesopenhaving no protecting cover or enclosure
English > open: 36 senses > noun 3, event
MeaningA tournament in which both professionals and amateurs may play.
Broadertournament, tourneyA sporting competition in which contestants play a series of games / games / games to decide the winner
Spanishopen
Catalanopen
Adjectivesopenaccessible to all
English > open: 36 senses > noun 4, cognition
MeaningInformation that has become public.
Example"all the reports were out in the open"
Synonymsurface
Broaderpublic knowledge, general knowledgeknowledge that is available to anyone
Adjectivesopenopen to or in view of all
Verbsopenafford access to
English > open: 36 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningCause to open or to become open.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
ModelThey want to open the doors
Example"Mary opened the car door"
Synonymopen up
Cause toopen, open upBecome open
Narrowerbreak openopen with force
click openopen with a clicking sound
gap, breachmake an opening or gap in
lanceopen by piercing with a lancet
pry, prise, prize, lever, jimmyTo move or force, especially in an effort to get something open
reopenopen again or anew
unbarRemove a bar from (a door)
unboltundo the bolt of
uncorkDraw the cork from (bottles)
unlockopen the lock of
unsealbreak the seal of
Oppositeclose, shutMove so that an opening or passage is obstructed
Spanishabrir, estrenar
Catalanestrenar, obrir
Nounsopenera hand tool used for opening sealed containers (bottles or cans)
openera person who unfastens or unwraps or opens
openingthe act of opening something
openingbecoming open or being made open
English > open: 36 senses > verb 2, social
Meaningstart to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something
ModelThe business is going to open
Example"open a business"
Synonymopen up
Narrowerestablish, set up, found, launchSet up or found
Oppositeclose up, close, fold, shut down, close downCease to operate or cause to cease operating
Spanishabrir, encender, poner en funcionamiento
Catalanengegar, obrir
Nounsopeningthe first of a series of actions
openinga ceremony accompanying the start of some enterprise
English > open: 36 senses > verb 3, contact
MeaningBecome open.
PatternSomething ----s
ModelThe doors open
Example"The door opened"
Synonymopen up
Caused byopen, open upCause to open or to become open
Narrowerfly openCome open suddenly
unfastenBecome undone or untied
Broaderchange state, turnUndergo a transformation or a change of position or action
Oppositeclose, shutBecome closed
Spanishabrirse, abrir
Catalandescloure, desenganxar, destapar-se, obrir
Nounsopeningbecoming open or being made open
English > open: 36 senses > verb 4, social
MeaningBegin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals / recitals / recitals / recitals / recitals, etc..
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"He opened the meeting with a long speech"
Narrowercall to orderopen formally
inaugurateopen ceremoniously or dedicate formally
Broaderstart, start up, embark on, commenceget off the ground
See alsoopen upopen up an area or prepare a way / way
OppositecloseFinish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.)
Spanishabrir
Nounsopenerthe first event in a series
openingthe first of a series of actions
openinga ceremony accompanying the start of some enterprise
English > open: 36 senses > verb 5, contact
Meaningspread out or open from a closed or folded state.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Example"open the map"
Synonymsunfold, spread, spread out
Narrowerbutterflycut and spread open, as in preparation for cooking
divaricateSpread apart
exfoliateSpread by opening the leaves of
grassspread ... / spread out clothes on the grass to let it dry and bleach
splaySpread open or apart
uncrosschange from a crossed to an uncrossed position
Broaderundocancel, annul, or reverse an action or its effect
Oppositefold, fold up, turn upbend or lay so that one part covers the other
Spanishabrir, desdoblar, desplegar, difundir, estrenar, extender, propagar
Catalandesdoblar, desplegar, estendre, estrenar, obrir, propagar
Nounsopeningbecoming open or being made open
English > open: 36 senses > verb 6, change
Meaningmake available.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"This opens up new possibilities"
Synonymopen up
Cause toopen, open upBecome available
Broaderyield, give, affordBe the cause or source of
Spanishabrir, desarrollar, hacer disponible, iniciar
Catalandesenvolupar-se, iniciar-se, obrir-se
Nounsopeningopportunity especially for employment or promotion
English > open: 36 senses > verb 7, change
MeaningBecome available.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"an opportunity opened up"
Synonymopen up
Caused byopen, open upmake available
Broaderarise, come upResult or issue / issue
Spanishabrirse, desarrollarse, estrenar, iniciarse
Catalandesenvolupar-se, estrenar, iniciar-se, obrir-se
Nounsopeningopportunity especially for employment or promotion
English > open: 36 senses > verb 8, stative
MeaningHave an opening or passage or outlet.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP
Example"The bedrooms open into the hall"
Nounsopeningan entrance equipped with a hatch
openingan aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity
openingan open or empty space in or between things
English > open: 36 senses > verb 9, competition
Meaningmake the opening move.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"Kasparov opened with a standard opening"
Categorychess, chess gameA board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules
Broadermove, goHave a turn
Spanishabrir
Nounsopeningthe first of a series of actions
English > open: 36 senses > verb 10, possession
Meaningafford access to.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP
Example"the door opens to the patio"
Synonymsafford, give
Spanishdar, permitir
Catalanpermetre
Nounsopeninformation that has become public
openingan aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity
English > open: 36 senses > verb 11, perception
MeaningDisplay the contents of a file or start an application as on a computer.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderexpose, exhibit, displayTo show, make visible or apparent
OppositecloseCause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop

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