a.1.Free of access; not shut up; not closed; affording unobstructed ingress or egress; not impeding or preventing passage; not locked up or covered over; - applied to passageways; as, an open door, window, road, etc.; also, to inclosed structures or objects; as, open houses, boxes, baskets, bottles, etc.; also, to means of communication or approach by water or land; as, an open harbor or roadstead.
His ears are open unto their cry.
- Ps. xxxiv. 15.
2.Free to be used, enjoyed, visited, or the like; not private; public; unrestricted in use; as, an open library, museum, court, or other assembly; liable to the approach, trespass, or attack of any one; unprotected; exposed.
If Demetrius . . . have a matter against any man, the law is open and there are deputies.
- Acts xix. 33.
3.Free or cleared of obstruction to progress or to view; accessible; as, an open tract; the open sea.
4.Not drawn together, closed, or contracted; extended; expanded; as, an open hand; open arms; an open flower; an open prospect.
Each, with open arms, embraced her chosen knight.
- Dryden.
5.Without reserve or false pretense; sincere; characterized by sincerity; unfeigned; frank; also, generous; liberal; bounteous; - applied to personal appearance, or character, and to the expression of thought and feeling, etc.
With aspect open, shall erect his head.
- Pope.
The Moor is of a free and open nature.
- Shak.
6.Not concealed or secret; not hidden or disguised; exposed to view or to knowledge; revealed; apparent; as, open schemes or plans; open shame or guilt; open source code.
His thefts are too open.
- Shak.
6.Not of a quality to prevent communication, as by closing water ways, blocking roads, etc.; hence, not frosty or inclement; mild; - used of the weather or the climate; as, an open season; an open winter.
7.Not settled or adjusted; not decided or determined; not closed or withdrawn from consideration; as, an open account; an open question; to keep an offer or opportunity open.
8.Free; disengaged; unappropriated; as, to keep a day open for any purpose; to be open for an engagement.
9.(Phon.) Uttered with a relatively wide opening of the articulating organs; - said of vowels; as, the än fär is open as compared with the ā in sāy.
10.(Mus.) Not closed or stopped with the finger; - said of the string of an instrument, as of a violin, when it is allowed to vibrate throughout its whole length.
The open air
the air out of doors.
Open chain
(Chem.) See Closed chain, under Chain.
Open circuit
(Elec.) a conducting circuit which is incomplete, or interrupted at some point; - opposed to an uninterrupted, or closed circuit.
Open communion
communion in the Lord's supper not restricted to persons who have been baptized by immersion. Cf. Close communion, under Close, a.
Open diapason
(Mus.) a certain stop in an organ, in which the pipes or tubes are formed like the mouthpiece of a flageolet at the end where the wind enters, and are open at the other end.
Open flank
(Fort.) the part of the flank covered by the orillon.
Open-front furnace
(Metal.) a blast furnace having a forehearth.
Open harmony
(Mus.) harmony the tones of which are widely dispersed, or separated by wide intervals.
Open hawse
(Naut.) a hawse in which the cables are parallel or slightly divergent. Cf. Foul hawse, under Hawse.
Open hearth
(Metal.) the shallow hearth of a reverberatory furnace.
Open-hearth furnace
a reverberatory furnace; esp., a kind of reverberatory furnace in which the fuel is gas, used in manufacturing steel.
Open-hearth process
(Steel Manuf.) a process by which melted cast iron is converted into steel by the addition of wrought iron, or iron ore and manganese, and by exposure to heat in an open-hearth furnace; - also called the Siemens-Martin process, from the inventors.
Open-hearth steel
steel made by an open-hearth process; - also called Siemens-Martin steel.
Open newel
(Arch.) See Hollow newel, under Hollow.
Open pipe
(Mus.) a pipe open at the top. It has a pitch about an octave higher than a closed pipe of the same length.
Open-timber roof
(Arch.) a roof of which the constructional parts, together with the under side of the covering, or its lining, are treated ornamentally, and left to form the ceiling of an apartment below, as in a church, a public hall, and the like.
Open vowel
See Open, a., 9.
n.1.Open or unobstructed space; clear land, without trees or obstructions; open ocean; open water.
Then we got into the open.
- W. Black.
In open
in full view; without concealment; openly.
- Beau. & Fl.
v. t.1.To make or set open; to render free of access; to unclose; to unbar; to unlock; to remove any fastening or covering from; as, to open a door; to open a box; to open a room; to open a letter.
[imp. & p. p. Opened ; p. pr. & vb. n. Opening.]
And all the windows of my heart
I open to the day.
- Whittier.
2.To spread; to expand; as, to open the hand.
3.To disclose; to reveal; to interpret; to explain.
Unto thee have I opened my cause.
- Jer. xx. 12.
While he opened to us the Scriptures.
- Luke xxiv. 32.
4.To make known; to discover; also, to render available or accessible for settlements, trade, etc.
5.To enter upon; to begin; as, to open a discussion; to open fire upon an enemy; to open trade, or correspondence; to open an investigation; to open a case in court, or a meeting.
6.To loosen or make less compact; as, to open matted cotton by separating the fibers.
To open one's mouth
To open up
to lay open; to discover; to disclose.
v. i.1.To unclose; to form a hole, breach, or gap; to be unclosed; to be parted.
2.To expand; to spread out; to be disclosed; as, the harbor opened to our view.
3.To begin; to commence; as, the stock opened at par; the battery opened upon the enemy.
4.(Sporting) To bark on scent or view of the game.
Noun1.open - a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water; "finally broke out of the forest into the open"
Synonyms: clear
2.Openopen - where the air is unconfined; "he wanted to get outdoors a little"; "the concert was held in the open air"; "camping in the open"
3.open - a tournament in which both professionals and amateurs may play
4.open - information that has become public; "all the reports were out in the open"; "the facts had been brought to the surface"
Synonyms: surface
Verb1.open - cause to open or to become open; "Mary opened the car door"
Synonyms: open up
shut, close - move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut; "Close the door"; "shut the window"
2.open - start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning; "open a business"
Synonyms: open up
close, close down, shut down, fold - cease to operate or cause to cease operating; "The owners decided to move and to close the factory"; "My business closes every night at 8 P.M."
3.open - become open; "The door opened"
Synonyms: open up
shut, close - become closed; "The windows closed with a loud bang"
4.open - begin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals, etc.; "He opened the meeting with a long speech"
close - finish or terminate (meetings, speeches, etc.); "The meeting was closed with a charge by the chairman of the board"
5.open - spread out or open from a closed or folded state; "open the map"; "spread your arms"
6.open - make available; "This opens up new possibilities"
Synonyms: open up
7.open - become available; "an opportunity opened up"
Synonyms: open up
8.open - have an opening or passage or outlet; "The bedrooms open into the hall"
9.open - make the opening move; "Kasparov opened with a standard opening"
10.open - afford access to; "the door opens to the patio"; "The French doors give onto a terrace"
Synonyms: afford, give
11.open - display the contents of a file or start an application as on a computer
close - cause a window or an application to disappear on a computer desktop
Adj.1.open - affording unobstructed entrance and exit; not shut or closed; "an open door"; "they left the door open"
Synonyms: unfastened
shut, unopen, closed - not open; "the door slammed shut"
2.open - affording free passage or access; "open drains"; "the road is open to traffic"; "open ranks"
closed - not open or affording passage or access; "the many closed streets made travel difficult"; "our neighbors peeped from behind closed curtains"
3.open - with no protection or shield; "the exposed northeast frontier"; "open to the weather"; "an open wound"
Synonyms: exposed
4.open - open to or in view of all; "an open protest"; "an open letter to the editor"
5.open - used of mouth or eyes; "keep your eyes open"; "his mouth slightly opened"
Synonyms: opened
shut, closed - used especially of mouth or eyes; "he sat quietly with closed eyes"; "his eyes were shut against the sunlight"
6.open - not having been filled; "the job is still open"
7.open - accessible to all; "open season"; "an open economy"
8.open - not defended or capable of being defended; "an open city"; "open to attack"
9.open - (of textures) full of small openings or gaps; "an open texture"; "a loose weave"
Synonyms: loose
10.open - having no protecting cover or enclosure; "an open boat"; "an open fire"; "open sports cars"
11.open - opened out; "an open newspaper"
12.open - 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
closed - of a curve or surface; having no end points or boundary curves; of a set; having members that can be produced by a specific operation on other members of the same set; of an interval; containing both its endpoints
13.open - 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"
14.open - not sealed or having been unsealed; "the letter was already open"; "the opened package lay on the table"
Synonyms: opened
15.open - without undue constriction as from e.g. tenseness or inhibition; "the clarity and resonance of an open tone"; "her natural and open response"
16.open - 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"
17.open - open and observable; not secret or hidden; "an overt lie"; "overt hostility"; "overt intelligence gathering"
Synonyms: overt
18.open - used of string or hole or pipe of instruments
Synonyms: unstopped
19.open - not requiring union membership; "an open shop employs nonunion workers"
20.open - 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"
Synonyms: capable, subject
21.open - not secret; "open plans"; "an open ballot"
22.open - 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"
23.open - affording free passage or view; "a clear view"; "a clear path to victory"
Synonyms: clear
24.open - lax in enforcing laws; "an open town"
Synonyms: lawless, wide-open
25.open - openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness; "his candid eyes"; "an open and trusting nature"; "a heart-to-heart talk"
26.open - sincere and free of reserve in expression; "Please be open with me"
27.open - receptive to new ideas; "an open mind"; "open to new ideas"
28.open - ready for business; "the stores are open"

TO OPEN, OPENING. To open a case is to make a statement of the pleadings in a case, which is called the opening.
     2. The opening should be concise, very distinct and perspicuous. Its use is to enable the judge and jury to direct their attention to the real merits of the case, and the points in issue. 1 Stark. R. 439;S. C. 2 E. C. L. R. 462; 2 Stark. R. 31; S. C 3 Eng. C. L. R. 230.
     3. The opening address or speech is that made immediately after the evidence has been closed; such address usually states, 1st. The full extent of the plaintiff's claims, and the circumstances under which they are made, to show that they are just and reasonable. 2d. At least an outline of the evidence by which those claims are to be established. 3d. The legal grounds and authorities in favor of the claim or of the proposed evidence. 4th. An anticipation of the expected defence, and statement of the grounds on which it is futile, "either in law or justice, and the reasons why it ought to fail. 3 Chit. Pr. 881; 3 Bouv. Inst. n. 3044, et seq. To open a judgment, is to set it aside.

1.open - To prepare to read or write a file. This usually involves checking whether the file already exists and that the user has the necessary authorisation to read or write it. The result of a successful open is usually some kind of capability (e.g. a Unix file descriptor) - a token that the user passes back to the system in order to access the file without further checks and finally to close the file.
2.open - Abbreviation for "open (or left) parenthesis" - used when necessary to eliminate oral ambiguity. To read aloud the LISP form (DEFUN FOO (X) (PLUS X 1)) one might say: "Open defun foo, open eks close, open, plus eks one, close close."
3.open - Non-proprietary. An open standard is one which can be used without payment.
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