Complete Definition of "open"

English
wikipedia
rank|leave|rest|2|325|open|therefore|feet|lay

Pronunciation
a|RP AHD|Å'pÉn, IPA|/ËÉÊ.pÉn/, SAMPA|/"@[email protected]/
a|US AHD|Å'pÉn, IPA|/ËoÊ.pÉn/, SAMPA|/"[email protected]/
audio|en-us-open.ogg|Audio (US)
rhymes|ÉÊpÉn

Etymology
OE. term|open|lang=ang, from proto|Germanic|upana (compare OHG. term|offan||open), from proto|Indo-European|upo "up from under, over"

Adjective
rfc-level|Adjective at L4+ not in L3 Ety section
en-adj

  1. not comparable Which is not closed; accessible; as, an open gate.

#: Turn left after the second open door.
#* 1908, Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows, Chapter 2
#*: The open road, the dusty highway...

  1. not comparable Actively conducting or prepared to conduct business.

#: Banks are not open on bank holidays.

  1. comparable receptive|Receptive.

#: I am open to new ideas.

  1. not comparable public|Public; as, an open letter, an open declaration.

#: He published an open letter to the govenor on a full page of the New York Times.

  1. not comparable candid|Candid, ingenuous, not subtle in character:

#: The man is an open book.

Derived terms
open house

Antonyms
closed (1)
shut (1)

Translations
trans-top|not closed
Bulgarian: t|bg|оÑвоÑен|m|trotvóren|scCyrl, t-|bg|оÑкÑиÑ|m|trotkrít|scCyrl, t-|bg|ÑазÑвоÑен|m|trraztvóren|scCyrl
Catalan: obert
Danish: åben
Dutch: t+|nl|open
Esperanto: t-|eo|malfermita|xsEsperanto, t-|eo|aperta|xsEsperanto
French: t+|fr|ouvert|m, t+|fr|ouverte|f, t|fr|ouverts|m|p, t|fr|ouvertes|f|p
Finnish: avoin, avonainen
German: t+|de|auf, t+|de|offen
Greek: t|el|ανοιÏÏÏÏ|m|sc=Grek (anoichtós)
Hebrew: פת×× romanization of Hebrew|patúakh
Italian: t+|it|aperto
Kurdish: KUchar|کراÙÙâتÙâÙÙâ
Latvian: atvÄrts m, atvÄrta f
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Malayalam: à´¤àµà´±à´¨àµà´¨ (thuRanna)
Maltese: t-|mt|miftuħ|m|xsMaltese, t-|mt|miftuħa|f|xsMaltese
Norwegian: t-|no|Ã¥pen
Polish: otwarty m, otwarta f,otwarte n
Portuguese: t+|pt|aberto
Russian: t+|ru|оÑкÑÑÑÑй|trotkrýtyj|scCyrl
Slovene: odprt m, odprta f, odprto n
Spanish: t+|es|abierto|m
Swedish: t+|sv|öppen
Turkish: açık
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trans-top|prepared to conduct business
Bulgarian: t|bg|оÑвоÑен|m|trotvóren|scCyrl
Catalan: obert
Danish: åben
Dutch: t+|nl|open
Esperanto: t-|eo|malfermita|xsEsperanto, t-|eo|aperta|xsEsperanto
Finnish: t-|fi|auki
French: t|fr|ouvert|m, t|fr|ouverte|f, t|fr|ouverts|m|p, t|fr|oubertes|f|p
German: offen, geöffnet
Greek: t|el|ανοιÏÏÏÏ|m|sc=Grek (anoichtós)
Hebrew: פת×× romanization of Hebrew|patúakh
Italian: t+|it|aperto
Latvian: atvÄrts m, atvÄrta f
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Norwegian: t-|no|Ã¥pen
Polish: otwarty m, otwarta f,otwarte n
Portuguese: t+|pt|aberto
Russian: t+|ru|оÑкÑÑÑÑй|trotkrýtyj|scCyrl
Slovene: odprt m, odprta f, odprto n
Spanish: t+|es|abierto|m
Swedish: t+|sv|öppen
Turkish: açık
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trans-top|receptive
Bulgarian: t|bg|оÑвоÑен|m|trotvóren|scCyrl, t-|bg|оÑкÑиÑ|m|trotkrít|scCyrl, t|bg|подаÑлив|m|trpodatlív|scCyrl, t|bg|Ñклонен|m|trsklónen|scCyrl, t|bg|непÑедÑбеден|m|trnepredubedén|scCyrl
Catalan: obert
Danish: åben
Dutch: t+|nl|open
Finnish: t+|fi|avoin
French: t+|fr|ouvert|m, t+|fr|ouverte|f, t|fr|ouverts|m|p, t|fr|ouvertes|f|p
German: t+|de|offen
Greek: t|el|ανοιÏÏÏÏ|m|sc=Grek (anoichtós)
Hebrew: פת×× romanization of Hebrew|patúakh
Italian: t+|it|aperto
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Latvian: atvÄrts m, atvÄrta f
Norwegian: t-|no|Ã¥pen
Portuguese: t+|pt|aberto
Polish: otwarty m, otwarta f,otwarte n
Russian: t+|ru|оÑкÑÑÑÑй|trotkrýtyj|scCyrl
Slovene: odprt m, odprta f
Swedish: t+|sv|öppen
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trans-top|public
Bulgarian: t-|bg|оÑкÑиÑ|m|trotkrít|scCyrl, t|bg|Ñвен|m|tryáven|scCyrl, t|bg|обÑодоÑÑÑпен|m|trobshtodostápen|scCyrl, t|bg|неогÑаниÑен|m|trneogranichén|scCyrl, t|bg|Ñвободен|m|trsvobóden|scCyrl, t|bg|обÑеÑÑвен|m|trobshtéstven|scCyrl, t|bg|пÑблиÑен|m|trpúblichen|scCyrl
Catalan: obert, lliure
Danish: åben
Dutch: t+|nl|open
Esperanto: t-|eo|publika|xs=Esperanto
Finnish: t+|fi|avoin
French: t+|fr|ouvert|m, t+|fr|ouverte|f, t|fr|ouverts|m|p, t|fr|ouvertes|f|p
German: t+|de|öffentlich
Hebrew: פת×× romanization of Hebrew|patúakh
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Italian: t+|it|aperto
Norwegian: t-|no|Ã¥pen
Polish: otwarty m, otwarta f,otwarte n
Russian: t+|ru|оÑкÑÑÑÑй|trotkrýtyj|scCyrl
Slovene: javen m, javna f, javno n
Swedish: t+|sv|öppen
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Translations to be checked
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trans-top|translations to be checked
ttbc|Arabic: ARchar|ÙÙتÙØ­ (maftūḥ)
ttbc|Esperanto: ricevema, akceptema (3)
ttbc|Frisian: iepen
ttbc|Hungarian: nyílt, nyitott
ttbc|Ido: Apertar
ttbc|Irish: oscailte
ttbc|Romanian: deschis m, deschisÄ f, deschiÅi m p, deschise f p
ttbc|Romansch: avert
ttbc|Scottish Gaelic: fosgailte
ttbc|Swahili: wazi
ttbc|Turkish: açık
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Verb
en-verb

  1. transitive To make something accessible or removing an obstacle to something being accessible

#: Turn the doorknob to open the door.

  1. transitive To bring up (a topic).

#: I don't want to open that subject.

  1. transitive To make accessible to customers or clients.

#: I will open the shop an hour early tomorrow.

  1. transitive To start (a campaign).

#: Vermont will open elk hunting season next week.

  1. intransitive To become open#Adjective|open.

#: The door opened all by itself.

  1. intransitive To begin conducting business.

#: The shop opens at 9:00.

  1. context|intransitive|cricket To begin a side's innings as one of the first two batsmen.
  2. context|intransitive|poker To bet before any other player has in a particular betting round in a game of poker

#: After the first two players fold, Julie opens for $5.

  1. context|transitive or intransitive|poker To reveal one's hand.

#: Jeff opens his hand revealing a straight flush.

Antonyms
close
shut

Translations
trans-top|to make something accessible
Arabic: Arab|Ùتح IPAchar|(fátaħa)
Catalan: obrir
Chinese: é (kÇi)
Czech: t-|cs|otevÅít
Danish: åbne, lukke op
Dutch: openen, opendoen
Esperanto: t+|eo|malfermi|xs=Esperanto
Finnish: t+|fi|avata
French: t+|fr|ouvrir
German: t+|de|öffnen, t+|de|aufmachen
Greek: t|el|ανοίγÏ|sc=Grek (anígo)
Hebrew: ×פת×× romanization of Hebrew|liftó`akh
Hungarian: t+|hu|nyílik
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Italian: t+|it|aprire
Japanese: Jpan|éãã (Jpan|ããã, akeru), Jpan|éã (Jpan|ã²ãã, hiraku)
Korean: ì´ë¤ (yeolda)
Latvian: atvÄrt
Norwegian: t-|no|Ã¥pne, t-|no|lukke opp
Polish: t+|pl|otwieraÄ
Portuguese: t+|pt|abrir
Romanian: t+|ro|deschide
Russian: оÑкÑÑваÑÑ/оÑкÑÑÑÑ (otkryvátâ/otkrýtâ), оÑвоÑÑÑÑ/оÑвоÑиÑÑ (otvorjátâ/otvorítâ) a door only
Slovene: odpreti (1,2,3)
Spanish: t+|es|abrir
Swedish: t+|sv|öppna
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trans-top|to bring up (a topic)
Czech: t-|cs|otevÅít
Danish: t+|da|begynde
Dutch: t+|nl|aansnijden
Finnish: ottaa esille, avata keskustelu
Greek: t|el|ανοίγÏ|sc=Grek (anoígo)
Hebrew: ×××¢××ת romanization of Hebrew|leha`alót
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Norwegian: t-|no|ta opp
Portuguese: t+|pt|abrir
Polish: otwieraÄ, podejmowaÄ
Russian: поднимаÑÑ/поднÑÑÑ (podnimát'/podn'át')
Swedish: ta upp
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trans-top|to make accessible to customers
Catalan: obrir
Czech: t-|cs|otevÅít
Danish: t-|da|Ã¥bne
Dutch: openen, openmaken
Esperanto: t+|eo|malfermi|xs=Esperanto
Finnish: t+|fi|avata
German: t+|de|öffnen, t+|de|aufmachen
Greek: t|el|ανοίγÏ|sc=Grek (anoígo)
Hebrew: ×פת×× romanization of Hebrew|liftó`akh
trans-mid
Kurdish: KUchar|کردÙÙâÙÙâ
Latvian: atvÄrt
Norwegian: t-|no|Ã¥pne
Polish: t+|pl|otwieraÄ
Portuguese: t+|pt|abrir
Russian: оÑкÑÑваÑÑ/оÑкÑÑÑÑ (otkryvát'/otkrýt')
Slovene: odpreti (1,2,3)
Swedish: t+|sv|öppna
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trans-top|to start (a campaign)
Czech: t-|cs|otevÅít
Danish: indlede
Esperanto: t-|eo|komenci|xs=Esperanto
Finnish: t+|fi|avata
German: t+|de|eröffnen
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Hebrew: ×פת×× romanization of Hebrew|liftó`akh, ×פצ×× romanization of Hebrew|liftsóàkh
Norwegian: t|no|innlede
Russian: ÑазвоÑаÑиваÑÑ/ÑазвеÑнÑÑÑ (razvoráÄivat'/razvernút')
Swedish: inleda
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trans-top|to become open
Czech: otevÅít se
Danish: åbnes
Dutch: opengaan
Esperanto: t-|eo|malfermiÄi|xs=Esperanto
Finnish: t+|fi|aueta
Greek: t|el|ανοίγÏ|sc=Grek (anoígo)
German: öffnete sich
Hebrew: ×××¤×ª× romanization of Hebrew|lehipatákh
Kurdish: KUchar|کردÙÙâÙÙâ
Latvian: atvÄrt
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Norwegian: åpnes
Polish: otwieraÄ siÄ
Portuguese: t+|pt|abrir
Russian: оÑкÑÑваÑÑÑÑ/оÑкÑÑÑÑÑÑ (otkryvát's'a/otkrýt's'a), оÑвоÑÑÑÑÑÑ/оÑвоÑиÑÑÑÑ (otvor'át's'a/otvorít's'a) a door only
Slovene: odpreti (se)
Swedish: öppnas, öppna sig
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trans-top|to begin conducting business
Czech: t-|cs|otevÅít
Danish: t-|da|Ã¥bne
Dutch: opengaan
Esperanto: t-|eo|malfermiÄi|xs=Esperanto
Finnish: t+|fi|avata
German: offen], [[geöffnet
Greek: t|el|ανοίγÏ|sc=Grek (anoígo)
Hebrew: ×××¤×ª× romanization of Hebrew|lehipatákh
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Norwegian: t-|no|Ã¥pne
Portuguese: t+|pt|abrir
Polish: t+|pl|otwieraÄ
Russian: оÑкÑÑваÑÑÑÑ/оÑкÑÑÑÑÑÑ (otkryvát's'a/otkrýt's'a)
Slovene: odpreti (1,2,3)
Swedish: t+|sv|öppna
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trans-top|to begin a side's innings
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Translations to be checked
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trans-top|translations to be checked
ttbc|Bulgarian: оÑваÑÑм
ttbc|Esperanto: ekparoli pri (2)
ttbc|French: ouvrir (1), (3), entamer (4)
ttbc|Irish: oscail
ttbc|Malay: buka
ttbc|Portuguese: abrir (1, 3)
ttbc|Romanian: a deschide
ttbc|Romansch: avrir
ttbc|Scottish Gaelic: fosgail
ttbc|Slovak: otvoriť
ttbc|Swahili: kufungua
ttbc|Turkish: açmak (1,2,3)
ttbc|French: s'ouvrir (5,6)
ttbc|Turkish: açmak(5,6)
ttbc|Welsh: agor
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Noun
en-noun

  1. A sports event in which anybody can contest; as, the Australian Open.
  2. electronics a wire that is broken midway.

#: The electrician found the open in the circuit after a few minutes of testing.

sports event

Finnish: avoin|avoimet

broken wire

Finnish: katkos

Related terms
open bar
open-book
open house
open up
opener
opening
wide open
open and shut

Category:1000 English basic words
Category:English ergative verbs
Category:Positive words


Dutch

Adjective
open

  1. #English|open

Derived terms
openbaar
openbaren

Verb form
open

  1. first person singular present tense of openen
  2. imperative form of openen

Category:Dutch adjectives
Category:Dutch verb forms


Finnish

Noun
open

  1. fi-form of|typenoun|casegenitive|pl=singular|ope

Old English

Etymology
Common Germanic *upanaz

Adjective
open

  1. open

Category:Old English adjectives

ar:open
es:open
fa:open
fr:open
io:open
id:open
it:open
kk:open
ku:open
lt:open
hu:open
nl:open
ja:open
pl:open
pt:open
ru:open
simple:open
fi:open
sv:open
ta:open
te:open
vi:open
tr:open
uk:open
zh:open

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