- (of type) in outline form.
- widely spaced or leaded, as printed matter.
- (of an organ pipe) not closed at the far end.
- (of a string) not stopped by a finger.
- (of a note) produced by such a pipe or string or, on a wind instrument, without the aid of a slide, key, etc.
- (of an interval) containing neither endpoint.
- (of a set) consisting of points having neighborhoods wholly contained in the set, as the set of points within a circle.
- (of a map from one topological space to another) having the property that the image of an open set is an open set.
verb (used with object)
- to recall or revoke (a judgment, decree, etc.) for the purpose of allowing further contest or delay.
- to make the first statement of (a case) to the court or jury.
verb (used without object)
- the unenclosed or unobstructed country.
- the outdoors: Vacations in the open are fine for the entire family.
- the condition of being unconcealed, recognized, or publicly known: The scandal is now out in the open.
- to become or make open.
- to expand, especially before the eye: A breathtaking panorama opened up as we reached the top of the hill.
- to achieve the initial development of: to open up a business office; to open up trade with China.
- Slang. to increase speed or the speed of (a vehicle).
Words nearby open
Origin of open
OTHER WORDS FROM open
Examples from the Web for opened
Slowly, two were opened up, and in 2010 the regional government opened all four Brogpa villages in a push for tourism.
Compare that to Guardians of the Galaxy which opened in Korea on July 31.Propaganda, Protest, and Poisonous Vipers: The Cinema War in Korea|Rich Goldstein|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Basically, I was contacted and asked if an appeal could be opened on my behalf,” she told me from her home in Providence.The Insurance Company Promised a Gender Reassignment. Then They Made a Mistake.|James Joiner|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Before I could apologize to his mother he ran back out to the living room with a poster of his dad and opened it up for me to see.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind|Brin-Jonathan Butler|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Hollywood has opened a new front in the war against Iran,” an evening news broadcast declared.When Countries Lose Their Shit Over American Movies|Asawin Suebsaeng|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We ascended a very darksome flight of stairs, and a door was opened by a strange little man.Hawthorne and His Circle|Julian Hawthorne
Mrs. Stoddart sat down by the bed, and presently Annette, as if conscious of her presence, opened her eyes.Notwithstanding|Mary Cholmondeley
The janitor took me to the recitation hall, opened the door, and left me.All the Days of My Life: An Autobiography|Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
The college of St. Aloysius was immediately begun and opened its classes with 150 students.The Jesuits, 1534-1921|Thomas J. Campbell
The mouth of the cave could be closed up and opened at will for later burials.Archology and the Bible|George A. Barton
British Dictionary definitions for opened
- (of a violin or guitar string) not stopped with the finger
- (of a pipe, such as an organ pipe) not closed at either end
- (of a note) played on such a string or pipe
- in operation; activean open account
- unrestricted; unlimitedopen credit; open insurance cover
- (of a goal, court, etc) unguarded or relatively unprotectedthe forward missed an open goal
- (of a stance, esp in golf) characterized by the front of the body being turned forward
- denoting a vowel pronounced with the lips relatively wide apart
- denoting a syllable that does not end in a consonant, as in pa
Derived forms of openopenable, adjectiveopenly, adverbopenness, noun
Word Origin for open
Idioms and Phrases with opened
In addition to the idioms beginning with open
- open and aboveboard
- open and shut
- open book
- open doors
- open fire
- open house, keep
- open mind
- open one's eyes
- open one's heart to
- open one's mouth
- open question
- open season on
- open secret
- open the door to
- open up
- open with
- keep a weather eye (open)
- keep one's eyes open
- lay open
- leave open
- leave the door open
- not open one's mouth
- out in the open
- throw open
- wide open
- with one's eyes open
- with open arms