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Synonyms for open

Synonyms for (noun) open

Synonyms: open, surface Definition: information that has become public Usage: all the reports were out in the open; the facts had been brought to the surface

Similar words: public knowledge, general knowledge Definition: knowledge that is available to anyone

Synonyms: open Definition: a tournament in which both professionals and amateurs may play

Similar words: tournament, tourney Definition: a sporting competition in which contestants play a series of games to decide the winner

Synonyms: open, open air, out-of-doors, outdoors Definition: where the air is unconfined Usage: he wanted to get outdoors a little; the concert was held in the open air; camping in the open

Similar words: exterior, outside Definition: the region that is outside of something

Synonyms: open, clear Definition: a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water Usage: finally broke out of the forest into the open

Similar words: area, country Definition: a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography) Usage: it was a mountainous area; Bible country

Synonyms for (verb) open

Synonyms: open, open up Definition: make available Usage: This opens up new possibilities

Similar words: yield, afford, give Definition: be the cause or source of Usage: He gave me a lot of trouble; Our meeting afforded much interesting information

Synonyms: open, open up Definition: become available Usage: an opportunity opened up

Similar words: come up, arise Definition: result or issue Usage: A slight unpleasantness arose from this discussion

Synonyms: open Definition: make the opening move Usage: Kasparov opened with a standard opening

Similar words: go, move Definition: have a turn; make one's move in a game Usage: Can I go now?

Synonyms: open, open up Definition: become open Usage: The door opened

Similar words: turn, change state Definition: undergo a transformation or a change of position or action Usage: We turned from Socialism to Capitalism; The people turned against the President when he stole the election

Synonyms: spread, spread out, unfold, open Definition: spread out or open from a closed or folded state Usage: open the map; spread your arms

Similar words: undo Definition: cancel, annul, or reverse an action or its effect Usage: I wish I could undo my actions

Synonyms: open Definition: display the contents of a file or start an application as on a computer

Similar words: display, exhibit, expose Definition: to show, make visible or apparent Usage: The Metropolitan Museum is exhibiting Goya's works this month; Why don't you show your nice legs and wear shorter skirts?; National leaders will have to display the highest skills of statesmanship

Synonyms: open Definition: begin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals, etc. Usage: He opened the meeting with a long speech

Similar words: embark on, commence, start, start up Definition: get off the ground Usage: Who started this company?; We embarked on an exciting enterprise; I start my day with a good breakfast; We began the new semester; The afternoon session begins at 4 PM; The blood shed started when the partisans launched a surprise attack

Synonyms for (adjective) open

Synonyms: open Definition: ready for business Usage: the stores are open

Similar words: active Definition: full of activity or engaged in continuous activity Usage: an active seaport; an active bond market; an active account

Synonyms: open Definition: not having been filled Usage: the job is still open

Similar words: available Definition: obtainable or accessible and ready for use or service Usage: kept a fire extinguisher available; much information is available through computers; available in many colors; the list of available candidates is unusually long

Synonyms: heart-to-heart, candid, open Definition: openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness Usage: his candid eyes; an open and trusting nature; a heart-to-heart talk

Similar words: ingenuous, artless Definition: characterized by an inability to mask your feelings; not devious Usage: an ingenuous admission of responsibility

Synonyms: open Definition: without undue constriction as from e.g. tenseness or inhibition Usage: the clarity and resonance of an open tone; her natural and open response

Similar words: unconstricted Definition: not constricted physically or by extension psychologically Usage: healthy unconstricted arteries

Synonyms: clear, open Definition: affording free passage or view Usage: a clear view; a clear path to victory; open waters; the open countryside

Similar words: unobstructed Definition: free from impediment or obstruction or hindrance Usage: an unobstructed view

Synonyms: open, unfastened Definition: affording unobstructed entrance and exit; not shut or closed Usage: an open door; they left the door open

Similar words: ajar Definition: slightly open Usage: the door was ajar

Similar words: wide-open Definition: open wide Usage: left the doors wide-open

Synonyms: open Definition: affording free passage or access Usage: open drains; the road is open to traffic; open ranks

Similar words: opened Definition: made open or clear Usage: the newly opened road

Similar words: unstoppered Definition: (of a container) having the stopper removed Usage: whiskey spilled from the unstoppered bottle

Similar words: yawning Definition: gaping open as if threatening to engulf someone or something Usage: the yawning mine shaft; a yawning abyss

Synonyms: open, opened Definition: used of mouth or eyes Usage: keep your eyes open; his mouth slightly opened

Similar words: gaping, agape Definition: with the mouth wide open as in wonder or awe Usage: the gaping audience; we stood there agape with wonder; with mouth agape

Similar words: agaze, staring Definition: (used of eyes) open and fixed as if in fear or wonder Usage: staring eyes

Similar words: wide, wide-eyed Definition: (used of eyes) fully open or extended Usage: stared with wide eyes

Similar words: yawning Definition: with the mouth wide open indicating boredom or sleepiness Usage: a yawning congregation

Synonyms: open Definition: having no protecting cover or enclosure Usage: an open boat; an open fire; open sports cars

Similar words: unenclosed Definition: not closed in our surrounded or included Usage: an unenclosed porch; unenclosed common land

Synonyms: open, overt Definition: open and observable; not secret or hidden Usage: an overt lie; overt hostility; overt intelligence gathering; open ballots

Similar words: bald, barefaced Definition: with no effort to conceal Usage: a barefaced lie

Similar words: raw, naked Definition: devoid of elaboration or diminution or concealment; bare and pure Usage: naked ambition; raw fury; you may kill someone someday with your raw power

Similar words: undisguised Definition: plain to see Usage: undisguised curiosity

Similar words: visible Definition: obvious to the eye Usage: a visible change of expression

Synonyms: open Definition: open to or in view of all Usage: an open protest; an open letter to the editor

Similar words: public Definition: not private; open to or concerning the people as a whole Usage: the public good; public libraries; public funds; public parks; a public scandal; public gardens; performers and members of royal families are public figures

Synonyms: exposed, open Definition: with no protection or shield Usage: the exposed northeast frontier; open to the weather; an open wound

Similar words: unprotected Definition: lacking protection or defense

Synonyms: receptive, open Definition: ready or willing to receive favorably Usage: receptive to the proposals

Similar words: acceptant, acceptive Definition: accepting willingly Usage: acceptive of every new idea; an acceptant type of mind

Similar words: admissive Definition: characterized by or allowing admission Usage: an Elizabethan tragedy admissive of comic scenes

Similar words: assimilative Definition: capable of mentally absorbing Usage: assimilative processes, assimilative capacity of the human mind

Similar words: hospitable Definition: having an open mind Usage: hospitable to new ideas; open to suggestions

Synonyms: open Definition: accessible to all Usage: open season; an open economy

Similar words: unrestricted Definition: not subject to or subjected to restriction

Synonyms: open, opened Definition: not sealed or having been unsealed Usage: the letter was already open; the opened package lay on the table

Similar words: unsealed Definition: not closed or secured with or as if with a seal Usage: unsealed goods; the letter arrived unsealed

Synonyms: unresolved, open, undecided, undetermined Definition: not brought to a conclusion; subject to further thought Usage: an open question; our position on this bill is still undecided; our lawsuit is still undetermined

Similar words: unsettled Definition: still in doubt Usage: an unsettled issue; an unsettled state of mind

Synonyms: open, loose Definition: (of textures) full of small openings or gaps Usage: an open texture; a loose weave

Similar words: harsh, coarse Definition: of textures that are rough to the touch or substances consisting of relatively large particles Usage: coarse meal; coarse sand; a coarse weave

Synonyms: subject, capable, open Definition: possibly accepting or permitting Usage: 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

Similar words: susceptible Definition: (often followed by `of' or `to') yielding readily to or capable of Usage: susceptible to colds; susceptible of proof

Synonyms: open Definition: not requiring union membership Usage: an open shop employs nonunion workers

Similar words: nonunion Definition: not belonging to or not allowing affiliation with a trade union Usage: nonunion carpenters; a nonunion contractor

Synonyms: assailable, open, undefendable, undefended Definition: not defended or capable of being defended Usage: an open city; open to attack

Similar words: vulnerable Definition: susceptible to attack Usage: a vulnerable bridge