Definitions
open Tweet Definition of open Like Definition of open on Facebook
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 in the circuit after a few minutes of testing. sports event
  • Finnish: avoin, avoimet
broken wire
  • Finnish: katkos
verb 
  1. (transitive) To make something accessible or removing an obstacle to something being accessible
Turn the doorknob to the door.
  1. (transitive) To bring up (a topic).
I don't want to that subject.
  1. (transitive) To make accessible to customers or clients.
I will the shop an hour early tomorrow.
  1. (transitive) To start (a campaign).
Vermont will elk hunting season next week.
  1. (intransitive) To become open
  1. 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.
adjective (rfc-level, Adjective at L4+ not in L3 Ety section)
  1. (not comparable) Which is not closed; accessible; as, an open gate.
Turn left after the second door.
    • 1908, Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows, Chapter 2
    • : The road, the dusty highway...
      1. (not comparable) Actively conducting or prepared to conduct business.
      Banks are not on bank holidays.
      1. (comparable) receptive, Receptive.
      I am to new ideas.
      1. (not comparable) public, Public; as, an open letter, an open declaration.
      He published an 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 book.
Etymology: (term, open, lang=ang), from (proto, Germanic, upana) (compare (OHG.) (term, offan, , open)), from (proto, Indo-European, upo) "up from under, over"


Supplemental Details:Sponsor an extended definition for open for as little as $10 per month. Click here to contact us.

     Full Definition of open
  

 Find:
  Words Starting With:
  Words Ending With:
  Words Containing:
  Words That Match:

 
 Translate Into:
  
Dutch   French   German
  
Italian   Spanish
    Show results per page.

Browse the Dictionary
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

   
Dictionary content provided from Wiktionary.org under the GNU Free Documentation License
Allwords Copyright 1998-2021 All rights reserved.