not closed: an unclosed door.
not brought to a conclusion or settlement; unfinished.

Origin of unclosed

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at un-1, closed



verb (used with or without object), un·closed, un·clos·ing.

to bring or come out of a closed state; open.

Origin of unclose

First recorded in 1300–50, unclose is from the Middle English word unclosen. See un-2, close
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Examples from the Web for unclosed

Historical Examples of unclosed

  • The portals of the cathedral were unclosed after the midnight mass.

  • As for me, the memory has lived with me all these hours since I unclosed my eyes at dawn.

    Margaret Tudor

    Annie T. Colcock

  • Lorraine glided into the hall and unclosed the door of the silent room.


    Robert W. Chambers

  • She lay there with her unclosed eyes looking as the dead only look at the living.

    The Golden Dog

    William Kirby

  • But when he unclosed his hands there was never anything in them but water, and not much of that.

    Sunny Boy in the Country

    Ramy Allison White

British Dictionary definitions for unclosed



to open or cause to open
to come or bring to light; reveal or be revealed
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