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Meaning of open

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adj 1: affording unobstructed entrance and exit; not shut or
             closed; "an open door"; "they left the door open" [syn:
             {open}, {unfastened}] [ant: {closed}, {shut}, {unopen}]
      2: affording free passage or access; "open drains"; "the road is
         open to traffic"; "open ranks" [ant: {closed}]
      3: with no protection or shield; "the exposed northeast
         frontier"; "open to the weather"; "an open wound" [syn:
         {exposed}, {open}]
      4: open to or in view of all; "an open protest"; "an open letter
         to the editor"
      5: used of mouth or eyes; "keep your eyes open"; "his mouth
         slightly opened" [syn: {open}, {opened}] [ant: {closed},
      6: not having been filled; "the job is still open"
      7: accessible to all; "open season"; "an open economy"
      8: not defended or capable of being defended; "an open city";
         "open to attack" [syn: {assailable}, {undefendable},
         {undefended}, {open}]
      9: (of textures) full of small openings or gaps; "an open
         texture"; "a loose weave" [syn: {loose}, {open}]
      10: having no protecting cover or enclosure; "an open boat"; "an
          open fire"; "open sports cars"
      11: (set theory) of an interval that contains neither of its
          endpoints [ant: {closed}]
      12: 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" [syn:
          {open}, {undecided}, {undetermined}, {unresolved}]
      13: not sealed or having been unsealed; "the letter was already
          open"; "the opened package lay on the table" [syn: {open},
      14: without undue constriction as from e.g. tenseness or
          inhibition; "the clarity and resonance of an open tone";
          "her natural and open response"
      15: ready or willing to receive favorably; "receptive to the
          proposals" [syn: {receptive}, {open}] [ant: {unreceptive}]
      16: open and observable; not secret or hidden; "an overt lie";
          "overt hostility"; "overt intelligence gathering"; "open
          ballots" [syn: {overt}, {open}] [ant: {covert}]
      17: not requiring union membership; "an open shop employs
          nonunion workers"
      18: possibly accepting or permitting; "a passage capable of
          misinterpretation"; "open to interpretation"; "an issue open
          to question"; "the time is fixed by the director and players
          and therefore subject to much variation" [syn: {capable},
          {open}, {subject}]
      19: affording free passage or view; "a clear view"; "a clear
          path to victory"; "open waters"; "the open countryside"
          [syn: {clear}, {open}]
      20: openly straightforward and direct without reserve or
          secretiveness; "his candid eyes"; "an open and trusting
          nature"; "a heart-to-heart talk" [syn: {candid}, {open},
      21: ready for business; "the stores are open"
      n 1: a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water;
           "finally broke out of the forest into the open" [syn:
           {open}, {clear}]
      2: where the air is unconfined; "he wanted to get outdoors a
         little"; "the concert was held in the open air"; "camping in
         the open" [syn: {outdoors}, {out-of-doors}, {open air},
      3: a tournament in which both professionals and amateurs may
      4: information that has become public; "all the reports were out
         in the open"; "the facts had been brought to the surface"
         [syn: {open}, {surface}]
      v 1: cause to open or to become open; "Mary opened the car door"
           [syn: {open}, {open up}] [ant: {close}, {shut}]
      2: start to operate or function or cause to start operating or
         functioning; "open a business" [syn: {open}, {open up}] [ant:
         {close}, {close down}, {close up}, {fold}, {shut down}]
      3: become open; "The door opened" [syn: {open}, {open up}] [ant:
         {close}, {shut}]
      4: begin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals,
         etc.; "He opened the meeting with a long speech" [ant:
      5: spread out or open from a closed or folded state; "open the
         map"; "spread your arms" [syn: {unfold}, {spread}, {spread
         out}, {open}] [ant: {fold}, {fold up}, {turn up}]
      6: make available; "This opens up new possibilities" [syn:
         {open}, {open up}]
      7: become available; "an opportunity opened up" [syn: {open},
         {open up}]
      8: have an opening or passage or outlet; "The bedrooms open into
         the hall"
      9: make the opening move; "Kasparov opened with a standard
      10: afford access to; "the door opens to the patio"; "The French
          doors give onto a terrace" [syn: {afford}, {open}, {give}]
      11: display the contents of a file or start an application as on
          a computer [ant: {close}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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