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1. [n] information that has become public; "all the reports were out in the open"; "the facts had been brought to the surface"

2. [n] a tournament in which both professionals and amateurs may play

3. [n] where the air is unconfined; "he wanted to get outdoors a little"; "the concert was held in the open air"; "camping in the open"

4. [n] a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water; "finally broke out of the forest into the open"

5. [v] make available; "This opens up new possibilities"

6. [v] become available; "an opportunity opened up"

7. [v] make the opening move; "Kasparov opened with a standard opening"

8. [v] cause to open or to become open; "Mary opened the car door"

9. [v] become open; "The door opened"

10. [v] spread out or open from a closed or folded state; "open the map"; "spread your arms"

11. [v] display the contents of a file or start an application as on a computer

12. [v] afford access to; "the door opens to the patio"; "The French doors give onto a terrace"

13. [v] begin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals, etc.; "He opened the meeting with a long speech"

14. [v] start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning; "open a business"

15. [v] have an opening or passage or outlet; "The bedrooms open into the hall"

16. [s] ready for business; "the stores are open"

17. [s] not having been filled; "the job is still open"

18. [s] receptive to new ideas; "an open mind"; "open to new ideas"

19. [s] opened out; "an open newspaper"

20. [s] 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"

21. [s] sincere and free of reserve in expression; "Please be open with me"

22. [s] openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness; "his candid eyes"; "an open and trusting nature"; "a heart-to-heart talk"

23. [s] lax in enforcing laws; "an open town"

24. [s] without undue constriction as from e.g. tenseness or inhibition; "the clarity and resonance of an open tone"; "her natural and open response"

25. [s] affording free passage or view; "a clear view"; "a clear path to victory"

26. [a] affording unobstructed entrance and exit; not shut or closed; "an open door"; "they left the door open"

27. [a] affording free passage or access; "open drains"; "the road is open to traffic"; "open ranks"

28. [a] used of mouth or eyes; "keep your eyes open"; "his mouth slightly opened"

29. [s] having no protecting cover or enclosure; "an open boat"; "an open fire"; "open sports cars"

30. [a] used of string or hole or pipe of instruments

31. [a] 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

32. [a] open and observable; not secret or hidden; "an overt lie"; "overt hostility"; "overt intelligence gathering"

33. [s] open to or in view of all; "an open protest"; "an open letter to the editor"

34. [s] with no protection or shield; "the exposed northeast frontier"; "open to the weather"; "an open wound"

35. [s] accessible to all; "open season"; "an open economy"

36. [s] not sealed or having been unsealed; "the letter was already open"; "the opened package lay on the table"

37. [s] 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"

38. [s] not secret; "open plans"; "an open ballot"

39. [s] 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"

40. [s] (of textures) full of small openings or gaps; "an open texture"; "a loose weave"

41. [s] 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"

42. [s] not defended or capable of being defended; "an open city"; "open to attack"

similar words

1. [a] active

2. [a] available

3. [a] unprejudiced

4. [a] impartial

5. [a] unfolded

6. [a] empty

7. [a] honest

8. [a] honorable

9. [a] ingenuous

10. [a] artless

11. [a] unlawful

12. [a] unconstricted

13. [a] unobstructed

14. [s] ajar(p)

15. [s] wide-open

16. [s] opened

17. [s] unstoppered

18. [s] yawning

19. [s] agape(p)

20. [s] gaping

21. [s] agaze

22. [s] staring

23. [s] round-eyed

24. [s] wide-eyed

25. [s] wide

26. [s] yawning

27. [a] unenclosed

28. [s] bald

29. [s] barefaced

30. [s] naked

31. [s] raw

32. [s] undisguised

33. [s] obvious

34. [s] visible

35. [a] public

36. [a] unprotected

37. [a] unrestricted

38. [a] unsealed

39. [a] unconcealed

40. [a] unsettled

41. [a] coarse

42. [a] susceptible

43. [a] vulnerable

opposite words

1. [v] fold

2. [v] fold_up

3. [v] turn_up

4. [v] close

5. [v] shut

6. [v] close

7. [v] shut

8. [v] close

9. [v] close

10. [v] close

11. [v] fold

12. [v] shut_down

13. [v] close_down

14. [a] shut

15. [a] unopen

16. [a] closed

17. [a] closed

18. [a] closed

19. [a] shut

20. [a] stopped

21. [a] closed

22. [a] covert

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