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Origin of open

First recorded before 900; (adjective) Middle English, Old English; cognate with Old Saxon opan (Dutch open ), Old High German offan (German offen ), Old Norse opinn, akin to up; (verb) Middle English openen, Old English openian; cognate with Old Saxon opanon (Dutch openen ), Old High German offanōn (German öffnen )

synonym study for open

21. See frank1.

OTHER WORDS FROM open

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How to use open in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for open

open
/ (ˈəʊpən) /

adjective
verb
noun
See also open up

Derived forms of open

openable, adjectiveopenly, adverbopenness, noun

Word Origin for open

Old English; related to Old French open, epen, Old Saxon opan, Old High German offan
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Other Idioms and Phrases with open

open

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