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Definitions of "open"

  • Affording unobstructed entrance and exit; not shut or closed. adjective
  • Affording unobstructed passage or view: open waters; the open countryside. adjective
  • Having no protecting or concealing cover: an open wound; an open sports car. adjective
  • Completely obvious; blatant: open disregard of the law. adjective
  • Carried on in full view: open warfare; open family strife. adjective
  • Sports Not closely defended by an opponent: an open receiver. adjective
  • Not sealed or tied: an open package. adjective
  • Spread out; unfolded: an open book. adjective
  • Having interspersed gaps, spaces, or intervals: open ranks; an open weave. adjective
  • Accessible to all; unrestricted as to participants: an open competition. adjective
  • Free from limitations, boundaries, or restrictions: open registration. adjective
  • Enterable by registered voters regardless of political affiliation: an open primary. adjective
  • Computer Science Of or relating to a file that can be accessed. adjective
  • Lacking effective regulation: an open town in which gambling predominated. adjective
  • Not legally repressed: open drug trafficking. adjective
  • Susceptible; vulnerable: open to interpretation; an issue that is open to question. adjective
  • Willing to consider or deal with something: open to suggestions. adjective
  • Available; obtainable: The job is still open. adjective
  • Available for use: an open account; the only course open to us. adjective

The word "open" in example sentences

When Jesus said that heaven would be opened, He meant not only opened just once, but _remaining open_; so that ever since Christ ascended into heaven we have lived and are still living under an "open heaven," which means free intercourse between God and man, because Christ Himself is the. [The One Great Reality]

And if the parasite can, as some of our peasants believe, open all locks, why should it not have served as an “open Sesame” in the hands of Aeneas to unlock the gates of death?. [Chapter 68. The Golden Bough]

In a flute, open at both ends, the holes are so arranged that the length of the sound-wave is about one foot, for one of the chief “open notes.. [The Wave Theory of Light]

A desirable rule for the teacher to set for himself would be so to prepare for the recitation by mastery of the subject, and by lesson plan or outline, _that he does not need to have the textbook open before him when the pupils do not also have their books open_.. [The Recitation]

Any method of heating -- open fireplace, stove, hot air, furnace, hot water, or steam -- which will keep a room _with the windows open_ comfortably warm in cold weather is satisfactory and healthful.. [A Handbook of Health]

"Oh yes," he said gruffly, "_they're_ open -- they're _open_; though there ain't much going on out-of-doors, being the last night of the season.". [The Tinted Venus A Farcical Romance]

To open a shop, warehouse, or workhouse on Sunday is a fifty dollar offense, and it is fifty dollars also for doing "any manner of labor, business or work" on Sunday, unless the judge considers it a matter of necessity or charity; nevertheless, the "making of butter and cheese" is good Sunday work, if we do not _open the doors_ which would bring on a $50 fine.. [Buchanan's Journal of Man, June 1887 Volume 1, Number 6]

A farm house should never be built without an ample, open fireplace in its kitchen, and other _principally_ occupied rooms; and in all rooms where stoves are placed, and fires are daily required, the _open_ Franklin should take place of the close or air-tight stove, unless extraordinary ventilation to such rooms be adopted also.. [Rural Architecture Being a Complete Description of Farm Houses, Cottages, and Out Buildings]

Iëna then went in advance, and sought the open plain, whereupon the child resembling the mother would cry out and complain, because she disliked an _open_ path.. [The Myth of Hiawatha, and Other Oral Legends, Mythologic and Allegoric, of the North American Indians]

Korea Signs 'Open Sky' Agreement with Canada The number of flights to Canada is likely to increase after Korea and Canada reached an open air transportation -- or ¡°open sky¡± -- agreement on Thursday.. [english.chosun.com : Total]

That being said, the term "open relationship" is when both parties in a relationship or marriage agree that having another sexual or romantic relationship is allowed and will be accepted and tolerated.. [Amy Shiner: But If Eric Is with... Then Why Can't I...]

When we hear the term "open marriage," no doubt there is a range of thoughts, emotions and judgments that leap forward.. [The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com]

"The 1980s and much of the 1990s saw an almost complete eradication of the term 'open marriage' from public discourse," said Dr. Curtis R.. [NYT > Global Home]

That so many have opened and remain open is a testament to how seriously things have changed.. [The Volokh Conspiracy » As Predicted, New Justice Department Policy Didn’t Stop Federal Medical Marijuana Arrests in States Where Medical Marijuana is Legal Under State Law]

She kept her gaze fixed on him, her expression open and warm.. [Vince Flynn Collectors’ Edition #2]

Since then, the ICB's April interim report has proposed ring-fencing but has left the definition open to debate.. [The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed]

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