[ oh-puhn-han-did ]
/ ˈoʊ pənˈhæn dɪd /


generous; liberal: openhanded hospitality.

Nearby words

  1. open-web,
  2. openable,
  3. opencast,
  4. opencast mining,
  5. opener,
  6. openhandedly,
  7. opening,
  8. opening night,
  9. opening snap,
  10. opening time

Origin of openhanded

1595–1605; open hand + -ed3

Related formso·pen·hand·ed·ly, adverbo·pen·hand·ed·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for openhanded

  • While the members subscribed with glad and openhanded generosity, to collect the subscriptions was another matter.

    The Fighting Shepherdess |Caroline Lockhart
  • I've been too openhanded with her, and she's not a bit grateful.

  • He did not mean something direct and openhanded; that would never have occurred to him.

    Bonaventure|George Washington Cable
  • Brillt-Savarin was a convivial soul, a lover of good cheer and openhanded hospitality.

    Old Taverns of New York|William Harrison Bayles