reopen

[ree-oh-puh n]

Origin of reopen

First recorded in 1725–35; re- + open
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Examples from the Web for reopened

Contemporary Examples of reopened

Historical Examples of reopened

  • 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

verb
  1. to open or cause to open again
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Word Origin and History for reopened

reopen

v.

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

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