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Definitions of open:

part of speech: noun

Any wide space uninclosed and not covered with trees, rocks, etc.: with the.

part of speech: verb

To unlock; to commence firing guns; to unfold; to break or split; to disclose; to explain or interpret; to begin; to bark, as dogs in hunting; to clear.

part of speech: adjective

Not shut; not obstructed; as, an open path; unfastened; clear of trees; as, open country; unfolded or spread out; as, an open flower; ready to hear or receive; as, an open mind; ready to be affected by; as, open to suggestion, temptation, etc.; uncovered or exposed; as, an open secret; unsealed; as, the letter was open; not frozen nor frosty; as, an open winter; clear, unreserved; as, open criticism; public; as, an open meeting; generous; as, to give with open hand; frank; as, open confession; free for use, entrance, etc.; as, the competition is still open.

part of speech: noun

Openness, opener.

part of speech: adjective

Not shut or closed; expanded; not covered; clear; unobstructed; free to all; artless; frank; sincere; exposed to view; liable; not frosty, applied to the weather.

part of speech: verb transitive

To make open: to bring to view: to explain: to begin.

part of speech: adjective

Not shut: free of access free from trees: not fenced: not drawn together: not frozen up: not frosty: free to be used, etc.: public: without reserve: frank: easily understood: generous: liberal: clear: unbalanced, as an account: attentive: free to be discussed.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To unclose itself; commence; to lead into; as, the door opens into the hall.

part of speech: verb transitive

To unclose, as a window; to spread out, as a fan; to begin; as, to open the discussion; to break the seal of or untie, as an envelope or package; to remove obstructions from; as, to open a road; to put in operation; as, to open a store.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To become open: to unclose: to be unclosed: to begin to appear: to begin.

part of speech: adverb


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