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o·pen

 (ō′pən)
adj.
1.
a. Affording unobstructed entrance and exit; not shut or closed.
b. Affording unobstructed passage or view: open waters; the open countryside.
2.
a. Having no protecting or concealing cover: an open wound; an open sports car.
b. Completely obvious; blatant: open disregard of the law.
c. Carried on in full view of others; not hidden or private: open warfare; open family strife.
d. Sports Not defended or not closely defended by an opponent: an open goal; an open receiver.
3.
a. Not sealed or tied: an open envelope.
b. Spread out; unfolded: an open book.
4. Having interspersed gaps, spaces, or intervals: open ranks; an open weave.
5.
a. Accessible to all; unrestricted as to participants: an open competition.
b. Free from limitations, boundaries, or restrictions: open registration.
c. Enterable by registered voters regardless of political affiliation: an open primary.
d. Computers Of or relating to a file that can be accessed.
6.
a. Lacking effective regulation: an open town in which gambling predominated.
b. Not legally repressed: open drug trafficking.
7.
a. Susceptible; vulnerable: open to interpretation; an issue that is open to question.
b. Willing to consider or deal with something: open to suggestions.
8.
a. Available; obtainable: The job is still open.
b. Available for use: an open account; the only course open to us.
9. Ready to transact business: The store is open.
10. Not engaged or filled: has an open hour for emergency cases.
11. Not yet decided; subject to further thought: an open question.
12.
a. Characterized by lack of secrecy or reserve; candid: Please be open with me. See Synonyms at frank1.
b. Free of prejudice; receptive to new ideas and arguments: She listened to the proposal with an open mind.
c. Generous: He is very open with his time.
13. Printing
a. Widely spaced or leaded. Used of typeset or other printed matter.
b. Having constituent elements separated by a space in writing or printing: The word sea lion is an open compound.
14. Music
a. Not stopped by a finger. Used of a string or hole of an instrument.
b. Produced by an unstopped string or hole or without the use of slides, valves, or keys: an open note on a trumpet.
c. Played without a mute: an open wind instrument.
15. Linguistics
a. Articulated with the tongue in a low position, as the vowel in far.
b. Ending in a vowel or diphthong: an open syllable.
16. Designating a method of punctuation in which commas and other marks are used sparingly.
17. Being in operation; live: an open microphone.
18. New England Clear. Used of weather. fair1
19. Electricity Containing a gap across which electricity cannot pass: an open circuit.
20. Mathematics
a. Of or relating to an interval containing neither of its endpoints.
b. Of or being a set such that at least one neighborhood of every point in the set is within the set.
c. Of or being a set that is the complement of a closed set.
21. Sports
a. Having the forward foot farther from the intended point of impact with the ball than the rear foot: an open batting stance.
b. Held or swung with the top or outer edge of the striking face pointing slightly farther away from the objective than the lower or inner edge: The club struck the ball with an open face, causing a slice.
22. Physics
a. Of or relating to an open system.
b. Of or relating to an open universe.
v. o·pened, o·pen·ing, o·pens
v.tr.
1.
a. To make no longer closed or fastened: open a window.
b. To remove obstructions from; clear: open a drain.
2.
a. To make or force an opening in: The surgeon opened the patient's chest.
b. To make (a hole or gap) in something: opened a hole in the levee.
c. To form spaces or gaps between: soldiers opening ranks.
d. To break the continuity of; make a gap in: open a circuit.
3.
a. To remove the cover, cork, or lid from: open a jar.
b. To remove the wrapping from: open a package.
4.
a. To move apart or unfold so that the inner parts are displayed; spread out: open a newspaper; open a book.
b. To part the lids or lips of: Open your eyes. Open your mouth.
5.
a. To begin or form the start of; initiate: The scene that opens the novel.
b. To begin the operation of: open a new business.
c. To begin (the action in a game of cards) by making the first bid, placing the first bet, or playing the first lead.
6. To make available for use: opened the area to commercial development; opened the computer file and retrieved some data.
7. To make more responsive, understanding, or generous: a question that opened his mind to a different way of looking at the problem.
8. To make known to the public: opened the formerly classified files to reporters.
9. Sports To modify (one's stance), as in baseball or golf, so that it is open.
10.
a. To perform as the first act of (a concert, for example): An up-and-coming rock group opened the music festival.
b. To perform prior to the main act of (a concert, for example): Two different bands opened the concert on Friday night.
v.intr.
1. To become no longer closed or fastened: The door opened slowly.
2. To draw apart; separate: The wound opened under pressure.
3. To spread apart; unfold: The tulips opened.
4. To come into view; become revealed: The plain opened before us.
5. To become responsive, understanding, or generous: His heart finally opened, and he understood her disappointment.
6.
a. To be or serve as a beginning; commence: The meeting opened with a call to order.
b. To give an initial statement in a trial.
c. To begin business or operation: The store opens early on Saturday.
d. To be performed, shown, or made available to the public for the first time: The play opens next week.
e. To be priced or listed at a specified amount when trading begins: Shares opened high and fell sharply.
f. To make a bid, bet, or lead in starting a game of cards.
7. To give access: The room opens onto a terrace.
8.
a. To perform as the first act of a multi-act performance: The singer was nervous to open for so many talented musicians.
b. To perform prior to the main act of a multi-act performance: The young comedians were thrilled to open for such a well-known standup comic.
n.
1. An unobstructed area of land or water: sailed out of the harbor into the open.
2. The outdoors: camping in the open.
3. An undisguised or unconcealed state: brought the problem out into the open.
4. A tournament or contest in which both professional and amateur players may participate.
5. A beginning: Shares were down at the market open.
Phrasal Verb:
open up
1. To spread out; unfold: A green valley opened up before us.
2. To begin operation or start (something): The new store opens up next month. The band opened up the concert with an old favorite.
3. To begin firing: The artillery opened up at dawn.
4. Informal To speak freely and candidly: At last the frightened witness opened up and told the truth.
5. To make an opening in by cutting: The surgeon opened up the patient's chest.
6. To make available or accessible: open up new markets.
7. Informal To accelerate. Used of a motor vehicle.
8. Sports To get a sudden, insurmountable lead in (an athletic contest).
Idioms:
open fire
To begin firing a gun or guns.
open (one's) eyes
To become aware of the truth of a situation.

[Middle English, from Old English; see upo in Indo-European roots.]

o′pen·ly adv.
o′pen·ness n.

open up

vb (adverb)
1. (Military) (intr) to start firing a gun or guns
2. (intr) to speak freely or without restraint
3. (Automotive Engineering) (intr) informal (of a motor vehicle) to accelerate
4. (tr) to render accessible: the motorway opened up the remoter areas.
5. to make or become more exciting or lively: the game opened up after half-time.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.open up - cause to open or to become open; "Mary opened the car door"
unbar - remove a bar from (a door)
break open - open with force; "He broke open the picnic basket"
click open - open with a clicking sound; "These keys have clicked open many doors"
reopen - open again or anew; "They reopened the theater"
unlock - open the lock of; "unlock the door"
unbolt - undo the bolt of; "unbolt the door"
unseal - break the seal of; "He unsealed the letter"
uncork - draw the cork from (bottles); "uncork the French wine"
jimmy, lever, prise, pry, prize - to move or force, especially in an effort to get something open; "The burglar jimmied the lock": "Raccoons managed to pry the lid off the garbage pail"
gap, breach - make an opening or gap in
lance - open by piercing with a lancet; "lance a boil"
2.open up - become available; "an opportunity opened up"
come up, arise - result or issue; "A slight unpleasantness arose from this discussion"
3.open up - make available; "This opens up new possibilities"
yield, afford, give - be the cause or source of; "He gave me a lot of trouble"; "Our meeting afforded much interesting information"
4.open up - open up an area or prepare a way; "She pioneered a graduate program for women students"
innovate, introduce - bring something new to an environment; "A new word processor was introduced"
5.open up - start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning; "open a business"
establish, found, launch, set up - set up or found; "She set up a literacy program"
6.open up - become open; "The door opened"
change state, turn - undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
unfasten - become undone or untied; "The shoelaces unfastened"
fly open - come open suddenly; "the doors flew open in the strong gust"
7.open up - talk freely and without inhibition
mouth, speak, talk, verbalise, verbalize, utter - express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"
be quiet, belt up, button up, clam up, keep mum, shut up, dummy up, close up - refuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent; "The children shut up when their father approached"
Translations
يَفْتَحيَفْتَح الباب على مِصْراعَيْهِيَفْتَح كُلِيّاً
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megnyit
opnaopna útidyropna, taka upp
açmakkapıyı açmak

w>open up

vi
(flower)sich öffnen, aufgehen; (fig) (prospects)sich eröffnen, sich ergeben, sich erschließen; (field, new horizons)sich auftun, sich erschließen
(= become expansive)gesprächiger werden; to open up to somebodysich jdm gegenüber öffnen; to get somebody to open upjdn zum Reden bringen; to open up about somethingüber etw (acc)sprechen or reden
(inf: = accelerate) → aufdrehen (inf)
(= unlock doors: of house, shop etc) → aufschließen, aufmachen; open up!aufmachen!
(= start up: new shop) → aufmachen
(= start firing: guns, enemy) → das Feuer eröffnen
(Sport: game) → sich auflockern
vt sep
(= make accessible) territory, mine, prospectserschließen; new horizons etcauftun, erschließen; (= unblock) disused tunnel etcfrei machen; to open up a country to tradeein Land für den Handel erschließen; to open oneself up to somethingsich für etw öffnen
(= cut, make) passagebauen; gapschaffen; holemachen; (= make wider) holegrößer or weiter machen, vergrößern
(= unlock) house, shop, car etcaufschließen, aufmachen
(= start) businesseröffnen; shop alsoaufmachen; debateeröffnen
(Sport) gameauflockern; to open up a leadeine Führung herausarbeiten

open

(ˈəupən) adjective
1. not shut, allowing entry or exit. an open box; The gate is wide open.
2. allowing the inside to be seen. an open book.
3. ready for business etc. The shop is open on Sunday afternoons; After the fog had cleared, the airport was soon open again; The gardens are open to the public.
4. not kept secret. an open show of affection.
5. frank. He was very open with me about his work.
6. still being considered etc. Leave the matter open.
7. empty, with no trees, buildings etc. I like to be out in the open country; an open space.
verb
1. to make or become open. He opened the door; The door opened; The new shop opened last week.
2. to begin. He opened the meeting with a speech of welcome.
ˈopener noun
something that opens (something). a tin-opener.
ˈopening noun
1. a hole; a clear or open space. an opening in the fence/forest.
2. a beginning. the opening of the film; (also adjective) the chairman's opening remarks.
3. the act of becoming or making open, the ceremony of making open. the opening of a flower/shop/door; the opening of the new theatre.
4. an opportunity for work. There are good openings in the automobile industry.
ˈopenly adverb
frankly. She talked very openly about it.
ˈopen-air adjective
outside. an open-air meeting.
ˌopen-ˈminded adjective
willing to consider new ideas. an open-minded approach to the problem.
ˌopen-ˈplan adjective
(of a building) built with few walls inside. an open-plan office.
be an open secret
to be known to many people although supposed to be a secret. It's an open secret that she's getting married next week.
bring (something) out into the open
to make (something) public. This affair has been kept a secret for too long – it's time it was brought out into the open.
in the open
outside; in the open air. It's very healthy for children to be able to play in the open.
in the open air
not in a building. If it doesn't rain, we'll have the party in the open air.
keep/have an open mind
to have a willingness to listen to or accept new ideas, other people's suggestions etc (eg before making a decision). It doesn't seem to be a very good plan, but I think we should keep an open mind about it for the time being.
open on to
(of a door etc) to open towards. Our front door opens straight on to the street.
the open sea
any area of sea far from land. When they reached the open sea, they were faced with large waves.
open to
1. likely or willing to receive. open to charges of corruption; open to suggestions from any member of staff.
2. possible. There are only two courses of action open to us.
open up
1. to open (a shop etc). I open up the shop at nine o'clock every morning.
2. to open (a box etc) completely. He opened up the parcel.
3. to open the (main) door of a building etc. `Open up!' shouted the policeman. `We know you are in there!'
with open arms
in a very friendly way. They received their visitors with open arms.
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