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[n] information that has become public; "all the reports were out in the open"; "the facts had been brought to the surface"
[n] a tournament in which both professionals and amateurs may play
[n] where the air is unconfined; "he wanted to get outdoors a little"; "the concert was held in the open air"; "camping in the open"
[n] a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water; "finally broke out of the forest into the open"
[adj] ready for business; "the stores are open"
[adj] not having been filled; "the job is still open"
[adj] receptive to new ideas; "an open mind"; "open to new ideas"
[adj] opened out; "an open newspaper"
[adj] relatively empty of and unobstructed by fences or hedges or headlands or shoals; "in open country"; "the open countryside"; "open waters"; "on the open seas"
[adj] sincere and free of reserve in expression; "Please be open with me"
[adj] openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness; "his candid eyes"; "an open and trusting nature"
[adj] lax in enforcing laws; "an open town"
[adj] without undue constriction as from e.g. tenseness or inhibition; "the clarity and resonance of an open tone"; "her natural and open response"
[adj] affording free passage or view; "a clear view"; "a clear path to victory"
[adj] affording unobstructed entrance and exit; not shut or closed; "an open door"; "they left the door open"
[adj] affording free passage or access; "open drains"; "the road is open to traffic"; "open ranks"
[adj] used of mouth or eyes; "keep your eyes open"; "his mouth slightly opened"
[adj] having no protecting cover or enclosure; "an open boat"; "an open fire"; "open sports cars"
[adj] (music) used of string or hole or pipe of instruments
[adj] (mathematics) of a set; containing points whose neighborhood consists of other points of the same set, or being the complement of an open set; of an interval; containing neither of its end points
[adj] open and observable; not secret or hidden; "an overt lie"; "overt hostility"; "overt intelligence gathering"
[adj] open to or in view of all; "an open protest"; "an open letter to the editor"
[adj] with no protection or shield; "the exposed northeast frontier"; "open to the weather"; "an open wound"
[adj] accessible to all; "open season"; "an open economy"
[adj] not sealed or having been unsealed; "the letter was already open"; "the opened package lay on the table"
[adj] without any attempt at concealment; completely obvious; "open disregard of the law"; "open family strife"; "open hostility"; "a blatant appeal to vanity"; "a blazing indiscretion"
[adj] not secret; "open plans"; "an open ballot"
[adj] not brought to a conclusion; subject to further thought; "an open question"; "our position on this bill is still undecided"; "our lawsuit is still undetermined"
[adj] (of textures) full of small openings or gaps; "an open texture"; "a loose weave"
[adj] not defended or capable of being defended; "an open city"; "open to attack"
[v] make available, as of an opportunity; "This opens up new possibilities"
[v] become available; "an opportunity opened up"
[v] make the opening move, in chess; "Kasparov opened with a standard opening"
[v] cause to open or to become open; "Mary opened the car door"
[v] become open; "The door opened"
[v] spread out or open from a closed or folded state; "open the map"; "spread your arms"
[v] display the contents of a file or start an application
[v] afford access to; "the door opens to the patio"; "The French doors give onto a terrace"
[v] begin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals, etc.; "He opened the meeting with a long speech"
[v] start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning; "open a business"
[v] have an opening or passage or outlet; "The bedrooms open into the hall"


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