- the policy of admitting people of all nationalities or ethnic groups to a country upon equal terms, as for immigration.
- the policy or practice of trading with all nations on an equal basis.
- admission or access; unrestricted opportunity: His experience had given him an open door to success in his field.
Origin of open door
Related Words for open doorgenerosity
Examples from the Web for open door
Contemporary Examples of open door
He insists the company has a complete “open-door policy,” allowing any worker to bring any concern to any manager.Walmart Protesters Tell One Story, and Employees Tell Another
September 5, 2013
“I took full advantage of his open-door policy to seek insight and share perspectives,” she writes in the book.Paula Broadwell, David Petraeus’s Biographer, Is Allegedly His Mistress
November 10, 2012
Our open-door policy will continue, so I would envisage more member states than today.
We have disputes on Georgia, or our open-door policy, and that will continue.
Historical Examples of open door
Europe has no open-door policy, be it known; all doors are always shut.A Woman's Will
Canning, George, attempts to join England in her open-door policy, 58.Defenseless America
In fact, we want an open-door policy, and a means of providing for the future of our children.Lorimer of the Northwest
(a) All the nations represented at the conference have formally agreed to the open-door policy in China.
- a policy or practice by which a nation grants opportunities for trade to all other nations equally
- free and unrestricted admission
- open to all; accessible
- (in industrial relations) designating a policy of management being prepared to talk to workers in the office at any time