What is open?

  • (noun): A clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water.
    Example: "Finally broke out of the forest into the open"
    Synonyms: clear
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on open:

2006 WTA Tour - Schedule - Calendar and Other Changes
... The French Open main draw began play on Sunday rather than the traditional Monday start, making it a 15-day tournament ... Two new events were created the Bangalore Open in Bangalore, India, replacing the previous event held in Hyderabad and the Anda Open in Tel Aviv, Israel—later ... The Sony Ericsson Open was the first event to utilise the new technology ...
2002 Commonwealth Games Results - Shooting - Open
... RSA) Fullbore Rifle Queens Prize – Open Pair David Calvert and Martin Millar Northern Ireland (NIR) Peter Bramley David Dodds South Africa (RSA) Glyn Barnett Jane Messer ...
List Of Computing And IT Abbreviations - O
... of Structured Information Standards OAT—Operational Acceptance Testing OBSAI—Open Base Station Architecture Initiative ODBC—Open DataBase Connectivity OEM—Original ...
Nuclear Technology - Civilian Uses - Commercial Applications
... One is closed and serves for comparison, the other is open to ambient air it has a gridded electrode ... When smoke enters the open chamber, the current is disrupted as the smoke particles attach to the charged ions and restore them to a neutral electrical state ... This reduces the current in the open chamber ...
Grothendieck Topology
... Continuing the previous example, a sieve S on an open set U in O(X) will be a covering sieve if and only if the union of all the open sets V for which S(V) is nonempty equals U in other words, if and only ...

More definitions of "open":

  • (adj): Used of mouth or eyes.
    Example: "Keep your eyes open"
    Synonyms: opened
  • (verb): Have an opening or passage or outlet.
    Example: "The bedrooms open into the hall"
  • (adj): Open to or in view of all.
    Example: "An open protest"; "an open letter to the editor"
  • (verb): Start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning.
    Example: "Open a business"
    Synonyms: open up
  • (verb): Become available.
    Synonyms: open up
  • (adj): Affording unobstructed entrance and exit; not shut or closed.
    Example: "An open door"; "they left the door open"
    Synonyms: unfastened
  • (adj): Openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness.
    Example: "An open and trusting nature"
    Synonyms: candid, heart-to-heart
  • (verb): Become open.
    Synonyms: open up
  • (verb): Display the contents of a file or start an application as on a computer.
  • (verb): Begin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals, etc..
    Example: "He opened the meeting with a long speech"
  • (adj): Sincere and free of reserve in expression.
    Example: "Please be open with me"
  • (noun): Where the air is unconfined.
    Example: "The concert was held in the open air"; "camping in the open"
    Synonyms: outdoors, out-of-doors, open air
  • (adj): Not requiring union membership.
    Example: "An open shop employs nonunion workers"
  • (adj): Used of string or hole or pipe of instruments.
    Synonyms: unstopped
  • (adj): Lax in enforcing laws.
    Example: "An open town"
    Synonyms: wide-open, lawless
  • (adj): Open and observable; not secret or hidden.
    Synonyms: overt
  • (verb): Cause to open or to become open.
    Synonyms: open up
  • (adj): Relatively empty of and unobstructed by fences or hedges or headlands or shoals.
    Example: "In open country"; "the open countryside"; "open waters"; "on the open seas"
  • (adj): Opened out.
    Example: "An open newspaper"
  • (adj): Possibly accepting or permitting.
    Example: "Open to interpretation"; "an issue open to question"
    Synonyms: capable, subject
  • (verb): Spread out or open from a closed or folded state.
    Example: "Open the map"
    Synonyms: unfold, spread, spread out
  • (verb): Make the opening move.
    Example: "Kasparov opened with a standard opening"
  • (noun): Information that has become public.
    Example: "All the reports were out in the open"
    Synonyms: surface
  • (adj): Accessible to all.
    Example: "Open season"; "an open economy"
  • (adj): Without undue constriction as from e.g. tenseness or inhibition.
    Example: "The clarity and resonance of an open tone"; "her natural and open response"
  • (adj): Affording free passage or access.
    Example: "Open drains"; "the road is open to traffic"; "open ranks"
  • (adj): Affording free passage or view.
    Synonyms: clear
  • (adj): With no protection or shield.
    Example: "Open to the weather"; "an open wound"
    Synonyms: exposed
  • (adj): Having no protecting cover or enclosure.
    Example: "An open boat"; "an open fire"; "open sports cars"
  • (adj): Receptive to new ideas.
    Example: "An open mind"; "open to new ideas"
  • (verb): Make available.
    Synonyms: open up
  • (adj): Ready for business.
    Example: "The stores are open"
  • (adj): 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.
  • (adj): Without any attempt at concealment; completely obvious.
    Example: "Open disregard of the law"; "open family strife"; "open hostility"
    Synonyms: blatant, blazing, conspicuous
  • (adj): Not having been filled.
    Example: "The job is still open"
  • (adj): (of textures) full of small openings or gaps.
    Example: "An open texture"
    Synonyms: loose
  • (adj): Not secret.
    Example: "Open plans"; "an open ballot"
  • (noun): A tournament in which both professionals and amateurs may play.
  • (adj): Not sealed or having been unsealed.
    Example: "The letter was already open"
    Synonyms: opened

Famous quotes containing the word open:

    All of the valuable qualities ... like helping in the development of others—will not get you to the top at General Motors, were that path open to women.... The characteristics most highly developed in women and perhaps most essential to human beings are the very characteristics that are specifically dysfunctional for success in the world as it is.... They may, however, be the important ones for making the world different.
    Jean Baker Miller (20th century)

    I’ve tried to open the door. My knock isn’t that big a sound. But it is like the knock in “The Wizard of Oz.” It set up this echo through the halls until it was heard by everyone.
    Shannon Faulkner (b. c. 1975)

    Before I am lost,
    hell must open like a red rose
    for the dead to pass.
    Hilda Doolittle (1886–1961)