Meaning of OPEN in English


n. 25B6; adjective

the door's open : NOT SHUT, not closed, unlocked, unbolted, unlatched, off the latch, unfastened, unsecured; ajar, gaping, yawning.

a blue silk shirt, open at the neck : UNFASTENED, not done up, undone, unbuttoned, unzipped, loose.

the main roads are open : CLEAR, passable, navigable, unblocked, unobstructed.

open countryside 007C; open spaces : UNENCLOSED, rolling, sweeping, extensive, wide (open), unfenced, exposed, unsheltered; spacious, airy, uncrowded, uncluttered; undeveloped, unbuilt-up.

a map was open beside him : SPREAD OUT, unfolded, unfurled, unrolled, extended, stretched out.

the bank wasn't open : OPEN FOR BUSINESS, open to the public.

the position is still open : AVAILABLE, vacant, free, unfilled; informal up for grabs.

the system is open to abuse : VULNERABLE, subject, susceptible, liable, exposed, an easy target for, at risk of.

she was open about her feelings : FRANK, candid, honest, forthcoming, communicative, forthright, direct, unreserved, plain-spoken, outspoken, free-spoken, not afraid to call a spade a spade; informal upfront.

open hostility : OVERT, obvious, patent, manifest, palpable, conspicuous, plain, undisguised, unconcealed, clear, apparent, evident; blatant, flagrant, barefaced, brazen.

the case is still open : UNRESOLVED, undecided, unsettled, up in the air; open to debate, open for discussion, arguable, debatable, moot.

an open mind : IMPARTIAL, unbiased, unprejudiced, objective, disinterested, non-partisan, non-discriminatory, neutral, dispassionate, detached.

I'm open to suggestions : RECEPTIVE, amenable, willing/ready to listen, responsive.

what other options are open to us? : AVAILABLE, accessible, on hand, obtainable, on offer.

an open meeting : PUBLIC, general, unrestricted, non-exclusive, non-restrictive.


25B6; verb

she opened the front door : UNFASTEN, unlatch, unlock, unbolt, unbar; throw wide.

Katherine opened the parcel : UNWRAP, undo, untie, unseal.

shall I open another bottle? : UNCORK, broach, crack (open).

Adam opened the map : SPREAD OUT, unfold, unfurl, unroll, straighten out.

he opened his heart to her : REVEAL, uncover, expose, lay bare, bare, pour out, disclose, divulge.

we're hoping to open next month : START TRADING, open for business, set up shop, put up one's plate; N. Amer. informal hang out one's shingle.

Sir Bryan opened the meeting : BEGIN, start, commence, initiate, set in motion, launch, get going, get under way, set the ball rolling, get off the ground; inaugurate; informal kick off, get the show on the road.

the lounge opens on to a terrace : GIVE ACCESS, lead, be connected, communicate with.

close, shut, end.

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