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o·pen-air

(ō′pən-âr′)
adj.
Outdoor: an open-air concert.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.open-air - in the open airopen-air - in the open air; "an alfresco lunch"; "an open-air theater"
outdoor, out-of-door, outside - located, suited for, or taking place in the open air; "outdoor clothes"; "badminton and other outdoor games"; "a beautiful outdoor setting for the wedding"

open-air

adjective outdoor, outside, out-of-door(s), alfresco an open-air concert
Translations

open-air

[ˌəʊpnˈɛəʳ] ADJal aire libre

open-air

[ˌəʊpnˈɛəʳ] adjall'aperto

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.
References in classic literature ?
This ought to moderate the talk of those people who are so stubborn in maintaining that the French duel is the most health-giving of recreations because of the open-air exercise it affords.
This stream had been the good angel of my thoughts all the day, keeping them ever moving and ever fresh, cleansing and burnishing them, quite an open-air laundry of the mind.
I think the skipper may be right," said Aramis; "let us try the open-air passage.
It is a little early yet for open-air vaudeville, and we might attract attention.
Due to the open-air event, sound levels will increase and an application has been submitted to the noise team at Coventry City Council.
An open-air fitness class will be held on the waterside outside the ICC and Pitcher and Piano in Brindleyplace.
While I admired the pool and open-air living room, dining room and kitchen, others claimed the bedrooms.
The Yankee Stadium area revitalization plan calls for an open-air, five-level stadium with approximately 53,000 seats, standing room for 1,000 and 60 suites.
This scene is the open-air market in The Hayes, taken in 1946 - a year after the end of World War II.
The focus of the composition is a small open-air theatre that offers the potential for communal gatherings and performances.
As a result, law-abiding citizens who live near open-air drug markets frequently develop a "bunker mentality.