Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

The Best Internet Slang

reopen

[ree-oh-puh n] /riˈoʊ pən/
verb (used with or without object)
1.
to open again.
2.
to start again; resume:
to reopen an argument; to reopen an attack.
Origin of reopen
1725-1735
First recorded in 1725-35; re- + open
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for reopened
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • Abruptly the doorslide closed again, and then at once it reopened.

    The World Beyond Raymond King Cummings
  • The old wound which that gossip had dealt him then was reopened now.

    The Snare Rafael Sabatini
  • Brand was a man of resource, and in a few minutes she reopened her eyes.

    The Traitors

    E. Phillips (Edward Phillips) Oppenheim
  • Mr. Allison on his return had reopened his school, but the pupils were few.

    Rodney, the Ranger John V. Lane
  • New roads had been made, and one long since closed had been reopened.

British Dictionary definitions for reopened

reopen

/riːˈəʊpən/
verb
1.
to open or cause to open again
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for reopened

reopen

v.

1733 (transitive), from re- "again" + open (v.). Intransitive sense from 1830. Related: Reopened; reopening.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for reopen

Many English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for reopened

11
13
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for reopened