Adjective Definition

open

1.Definition: (of textures) full of small openings or gaps

"An open texture"

Related Adjective(s):loose


2.Definition: (set theory) of an interval that contains neither of its endpoints


3.Definition: accessible to all

"Open season", "An open economy"


4.Definition: affording free passage or access

"Open drains", "The road is open to traffic", "Open ranks"


5.Definition: affording free passage or view

"Open waters", "The open countryside"

Related Adjective(s):clear


6.Definition: affording unobstructed entrance and exit; not shut or closed

"An open door", "They left the door open"

Related Adjective(s):unfastened


7.Definition: having no protecting cover or enclosure

"An open boat", "An open fire", "Open sports cars"


8.Definition: not brought to a conclusion; subject to further thought

"An open question"

Related Adjective(s):undecided, undetermined, unresolved


9.Definition: not defended or capable of being defended

"An open city", "Open to attack"

Related Adjective(s):assailable, undefendable, undefended


10.Definition: not having been filled

"The job is still open"


11.Definition: not requiring union membership

"An open shop employs nonunion workers"


12.Definition: not sealed or having been unsealed

"The letter was already open", "The opened package lay on the table"

Related Adjective(s):opened


13.Definition: open and observable; not secret or hidden

"Open ballots"

Related Adjective(s):overt


14.Definition: open to or in view of all

"An open protest", "An open letter to the editor"


15.Definition: openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness

"An open and trusting nature"

Related Adjective(s):candid


16.Definition: possibly accepting or permitting

"Open to interpretation", "An issue open to question"

Related Adjective(s):capable, subject


17.Definition: ready for business

"The stores are open"


18.Definition: ready or willing to receive favorably

Related Adjective(s):receptive


19.Definition: used of mouth or eyes

"Keep your eyes open", "His mouth slightly opened"

Related Adjective(s):opened


20.Definition: with no protection or shield

"Open to the weather", "An open wound"

Related Adjective(s):exposed


21.Definition: without undue constriction as from e.g. tenseness or inhibition

"The clarity and resonance of an open tone", "Her natural and open response"




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