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open

Definitions by Oxford


[ˈəʊp(ə)n], (Adjective)

Definitions:
- allowing access, passage, or a view through an empty space; not closed or blocked
(e.g: he climbed through the open window)

- exposed to the air or to view; not covered
(e.g: an open fire burned in the grate)

- with the outer edges or sides drawn away from each other; unfolded or spread out
(e.g: the trees had buds and a few open flowers)

- (of a business, place of entertainment, etc.) admitting customers or visitors; available for business
(e.g: the shop stays open until 9 p.m)

- freely available or accessible; unrestricted
(e.g: the service is open to all students)

- not concealing one's thoughts or feelings; frank and communicative
(e.g: she behaved in an open and cheerful manner)

- (of a matter or decision) not finally settled; still admitting of debate
(e.g: students' choice of degree can be kept open until the second year)

- (of a string) allowed to vibrate along its whole length.

- (of a vowel) produced with a relatively wide opening of the mouth and the tongue kept low.

- (of an electric circuit) having a break in the conducting path.


Phrases:
- an open book
- be open with
- in open court
- in the open
- open fire
- open the batting
- open the way
- open-and-shut

Origin:
Old English open (adjective), openian (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch open and German offen, from the root of the adverb up


[ˈəʊp(ə)n], (Verb)

Definitions:
- move (a door or window) so as to leave a space allowing access and vision
(e.g: she opened the door and went in)

- unfold or be unfolded; spread out
(e.g: the eagle opened its wings and circled up into the air)

- make or become formally ready for customers, visitors, or business
(e.g: she raised $731 by opening her home and selling coffee and tea)

- formally establish or begin (a new business, movement, or enterprise)
(e.g: she began to teach and opened her own school)

- make more available or widely known
(e.g: the retirement of Mahatir Mohammed as Prime Minister of Malaysia has opened the possibility of closer Australian relations)

- break the conducting path of (an electric circuit)
(e.g: the switch opens the motor circuit)


Phrases:
- an open book
- be open with
- in open court
- in the open
- open fire
- open the batting
- open the way
- open-and-shut

Origin:


[ˈəʊp(ə)n], (Noun)

Definitions:
- outdoors or in the countryside
(e.g: guests were sitting in the open on the terrace)

- a championship or competition with no restrictions on who may compete
(e.g: his victory in the 2003 Australian Open)

- an accidental break in the conducting path for an electric current.


Phrases:
- an open book
- be open with
- in open court
- in the open
- open fire
- open the batting
- open the way
- open-and-shut

Origin:







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