What is open?

  • (verb): Begin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals, etc..
    Example: "He opened the meeting with a long speech"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on open:

List Of Computing And IT Abbreviations - O
... Information Standards OAT—Operational Acceptance Testing OBSAI—Open Base Station Architecture Initiative ODBC—Open DataBase Connectivity OEM—Original ...
Grothendieck Topology
... 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 ...
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 cancelled due to the 2006 Lebanon War ... The Sony Ericsson Open was the first event to utilise the new technology ...
Nuclear Technology - Civilian Uses - Commercial Applications
... 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 ...
2002 Commonwealth Games Results - Shooting - Open
... Frederick van Tonder South Africa (RSA) Fullbore Rifle Queens Prize – Open Pair David Calvert and Martin Millar Northern Ireland (NIR) Peter Bramley David Dodds South Africa (RSA) Glyn ...

More definitions of "open":

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

Famous quotes containing the word open:

    They never open their mouths without subtracting from the sum of human knowledge.
    Thomas Brackett Reed (1839–1902)

    O polished perturbation! golden care!
    That keep’st the ports of slumber open wide
    To many a watchful night.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    ... the door that nobody else will go in at, seems always to swing open widely for me.
    Clara Barton (1821–1912)